Suns vs. Lakers Point Spread: NBA Odds, Prediction

NBA Point Spread and Betting Diagnosis

Phoenix is only 11-40 overall this season, with four wins in 25 tries away from your home. In general, the Suns have kept a lot of their games alongside an 11-14 record against the spread as the visiting team. They are only 2-7 ATS this season and 13-28 ATS in their last 41 against divisional opponents.
The Lakers are 15-11 on their home floor up to now this year. In general, they’re 20-27 against the spread, including a 9-15 record against the spread at home. Oddly enough, they’re only 7-17 ATS when facing teams with a losing record. They have won and covered seven of the last ten meetings between the teams, though.
Phoenix Suns
One thing we know for certain is that Phoenix has experienced a very difficult time slowing down its competitors this season. The Suns are have enabled at least 120 points at backend losses, while offering up 111 points or more in each of the past seven losses. Devin Booker and Kelly Oubre Jr. have done their very best to take Phoenix despite their bad defense. But even with Booker averaging 25.2 points per match and Oubre averaging 17.2 points per game over the previous seven days, the Suns haven’t been able to snap out of the funk.
One of their main concerns right now is that they are playing without Deandre Ayton, T.J. Warren and De’Anthony Melton. That’s just two of the top few point-getters while Melton had been the team’s leading point guard. It’s a lot to overcome to get a team which was terrible to begin with.
Los Angeles Lakers
The challenge for the Lakers on Sunday night is that they could be without much more talent besides James. They’re hoping Kyle Kuzma is ready to proceed after he missed Saturday’s practice and is considered a game-time choice for Sunday. Remember, the team is already without Lonzo Ball. James, Kuzma and Ball are three of the best four players on the team concerning minutes played.
That means the Lakers will require guys Brandon Ingram and Ivica Zubac to take the load — even if Kuzma plays. Ingram has averaged 19.3 points per game over the last week but he has mostly been a disappointment this year. He’s got a PER of just 11.9. Zubac has given the team a shot in the arm as he’s averaged 17.8 points and 7.8 rebounds in his past four contests.
There’s no wonder that the Lakers are struggling and that they’ll be shorthanded. But, declines at home to the Phoenix Suns — who is equally shorthanded — are inexcusable. Look for the Lakers to win however, the Suns to cover.

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