Los Angeles Lakers (0-3) vs Phoenix Suns (1-2)Date : 10/24/2018
Time : 10:00 PM ET
Location : Talking Stick Resort Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns
The Suns will make their return to Talking Stick Resort Arena as they will welcome the Lakers, the Suns have lost two games in a row after beating the Mavs in their season opener while the Lakers have yet picked up a win this season they are 0-3. Game tips off at 10:00 PM ETho
Los Angeles Lakers's Latest Performance :
The Lakers weren’t able to get the Job done after they lost to the Spurs in overtime. After a terrific regulation hitting the three to tie the game LeBron James wasn’t able to hit his free throws to seal the game for the Lakers. James finished the game with 32 points with 14 assists, eight rebounds. The Lakers fell 0-3 and will be eyeing their first win of the season against their Pacific rivals the Suns. They’ve gone down to the wire against three playoff teams so there is no need to panic if you are Lakers fan. Kyle Kuzma didn’t let his opportunity go to waste in his first start of the season he exploded for 37 points with eight rebounds, three assists and four triples in 45 minutes. He was one point out of his career high with Ingram being out to expect him to put up big numbers against the Suns. Josh Hart should be starting over KCP time and time again he has outplayed him Coach Walton hasn’t given him a chance he ended the game with 20 points and 10 rebounds. The Lakers will give their all in this game.
Phoenix Suns 's Latest Performance :
The Suns will be looking to bounce back after being destroyed by the Warriors in their last game they will now return home after a winless road trip. The Suns don’t want to be the first team that gives the Lakers their first win of the season they will have to play at their very best. Devin Booker continued his scoring outburst by putting up 28 points in a loss. The problem with the Suns right now is that Ayton is being too passive on the floor and teams will run fast breaks on the Suns because their rookie big man is not accustomed to the speed of the NBA yet. He finished the game with 20 points and was perfect from the line hitting 8-for-8. T.J. Warren showed up big time for the Suns against the Warriors, he was the perfect six man as he scored 27 points shooting an efficient 12 for 17 from the floor. If Warren is able to keep up his good form he might see himself replacing Anderson in the starting lineup.
How Los Angeles Lakers & Phoenix Suns Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Suns are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Lakers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game.
Against The Spread Selection: Los Angeles Lakers -2.5
My reason for the pick :
Despite the Suns playing at home, the Lakers will get their first win of the season. The Suns’ defense is struggling to keep up with fast break opportunity. I expect LeBron to have another great game because he doesn’t want to start his season off 0-4. For the Suns, things won’t get better after their season opener victory their offense has been really bad they rely too much on Booker to carry them for them to get better they need a real point guard to run the show.
Lakers get their first win of the season on the road against the Suns.
Betting trends for Los Angeles Lakers:
- Lakers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. NBA Pacific.
Betting trends for Phoenix Suns :
- Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.