Free NBA Pick: Suns vs Lakers Lines
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(6-16) Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10-14)
Date: Friday December 9th
Time: 10:30PM EST
Venue: Staples Center – Los Angeles, California
NBA Moneyline Odds: Suns -110, Lakers -110
NBA Betting Odds: Lakers -4.0
NBA Betting Total: 220.0
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The Phoenix Suns will travel to La La Land on Friday to take on the Lakers in a Western Conference showdown. Both teams have struggled as of late and could use a win in this one as a spark to turn things around.
The Suns have had a rough year so far.
They come into this one on a three-game losing streak, including a 109-94 loss to the Indiana Pacers at home on Wednesday. Phoenix is currently in 14th place in the West.
The Lakers have slowed down significantly after a hot start. They are also on a losing streak, but theirs is of the four-game variety. L.A. was demolished by the Houston Rockets on Wednesday, losing 134-95 on the road.
They are currently in 9th in the conference.
To say that Phoenix has struggled this year would be an understatement. Their defense has been downright horrible at times, and they have not had the offense to make up for it. Paul George and the Pacers handled them easily on Wednesday to give them their third loss in a row.
The Suns’ defense allows 113.0 points per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA in scoring D. The offense has been decent, ranking 10th in the league with 105.7 points per game. They are 6th in rebounding with 45.1 boards, but the Suns rank dead last in assists with only 18.3 a night.
Devin Booker leads the team in scoring with 19.0 points per contest.
Eric Bledsoe has been impressive with 18.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.0 assists a night. Tyson Chandler leads them in rebounding with 10.9 but only contributes 7.2 points.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers have come back down to Earth recently after a very impressive start to 2016. Injuries have plagued them over the last two weeks, and they have lost four in a row coming into this one.
D’Angelo Russel, Nick Young, Jose Calderon and Tarik Black are all expected to miss this game.
Los Angeles is tied for 12th in the NBA in scoring with 104.5 points per game. They are 11th in rebounding with 44.3 and 22nd in assists with 20.8 per contest.
They have struggled on defense, particularly over the last four games. L.A. is currently 27th in the league in scoring defense, allowing 110.3 points per game.
Without Russel, Young and Calderon, other guards are going to have to step up. Luckily they have Lou Williams who leads the team in scoring with 18.7 points per game.
Jordan Clarkson has also contributed nicely with 14.6 points per contest. Julius Randle adds 12.9 points and 8.9 rebounds a night.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Suns are 1-4-1 ATS in last 6 games
- Suns are 0-4-1 ATS in last 5 games versus Western Conference opponents
- Lakers are 5-2-1 ATS in last 8 games after a SU loss of over 10 points
- Home team is 15-5-1 ATS in last 21 meetings
Free Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Prediction:
Both of these teams play pretty horrible defense, so it should be a high-scoring matchup. The Lakers have had a hard time lately with the injuries, but they are still the better team in this one.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Lakers -4.0
Lakers win a shootout at Staples.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Phoenix 109 – Los Angeles 115
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