PreviewMatchupProps
Los Angeles Lakers
7-2
-4.5
80%
+4.5
o70%
Phoenix Suns
6-3
Tue, Nov 12 - 9:00p ET   |   SPEC   |   Talking Stick Resort Arena
By Landon Smith

Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Basketball Betting Trends / NBA Free Picks

The Los Angeles Lakers saw their seven-game winning streak snapped and now look to get back on the winning side of the ledger when they visit the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.

 

Betting Odds & Stats
Los Angeles LakersLinesPhoenix Suns
-195Opening Odds+160
-4.5 (-110)Spread+4.5 (-110)
Over 219.5 (-112)TotalUnder 219.5 (-109)
Los Angeles LakersConcensusPhoenix Suns
0%Spread0%
Over 0%TotalUnder 0%
Los Angeles LakersScore and statPhoenix Suns
110.4Predicted Score109.7
7-2 (6-3 ATS)Stats/Additional6-3 (8-1 ATS)

 

Reason for Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns NBA Picks

Los Angeles Lakers -4.5

The Los Angeles Lakers visit the desert southwest on Tuesday to play the Phoenix Suns. The Lakers had their seven-game winning streak snapped and fell to 7-2 following a 113-104 loss to the Toronto Raptors. In the loss, Anthony Davis scored 27 points while LeBron James scored 13 points, pulled down 13 rebounds and handed out 15 assists.

While Davis has been amazing in the early going with the Lakers, averaging 26.6 points and 10.2 rebounds per game, it has been LeBron James who has been even more incredible. James has four triple-doubles this season and continues to roll for a team that no longer depends on him to score the majority of the points for the team.

James is averaging 24.6 points, 11.0 assists, and 8.3 rebounds on the season. Only two other Lakers average in double-figures with Avery Bradley adding 10.3 points and Kyle Kuzma contributing 10.2 points per game.

Often viewed as the missing piece to this Lakers’ offense, Kuzma suffered a foot injury while with Team USA that cost him the offseason and the first few weeks of the NBA regular season. Since working his way back, Kuzma has struggled to find his role in the Lakers’ new-look offense.

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Phoenix Suns +4.5

Phoenix improved to 6-3 following a 138-112 blowout victory on Sunday over the Brooklyn Nets. Devin Booker led the Suns with 27 points including 4 3-pointers, while Ricky Rubio scored 22 points and handed out 12 assists. Phoenix is in second place in the Pacific division just one game behind the first place Lakers.

The Suns have been a complete surprise, holding wins over teams such as the Clippers and Philadelphia with losses only to NBA elite teams such as an overtime loss to Denver, a one-point loss to Utah, and a defeat to Miami last Thursday. Phoenix, ranked No. 5 in the NBA on offense, has been led by Devin Booker and his 25.8 points per game.

Deandre Ayton is averaging a double-double with 18.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game Kelly Oubre Jr. averages 17.2 points, Aron Baynes scored 15.8 points, and Ricky Rubio adds 13.6 points, 8.6 assists, and 6.8 rebounds per game.

In eight games since the suspension, Baynes has filled in admirably in the absence of Ayton. In fact, he’s been so good in Ayton’s absence that it might cause some problems upon the former No.1-overall pick’s return.

 

The Pick: Los Angeles Lakers -4.5, Under 219.5