NBA Point Spread and Betting Diagnosis
Phoenix is only 11-40 overall this year, with four wins in 25 attempts away from your home. Overall, the Suns have retained a lot of their games alongside an 11-14 record against the spread as the visiting team. They’re just 2-7 ATS this season and 13-28 ATS in their last 41 against divisional opponents.
The Lakers are 15-11 in their home floor up to now this season. Overall, they are 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 covered and won seven of their last ten meetings between the groups, though.
One thing we know for sure is that Phoenix has had a very difficult time slowing down its competitors this year. The Suns are have allowed at least 120 points in backend losses, while giving up 111 points or more in each of their last seven losses. Devin Booker and Kelly Oubre Jr. have done their very best to take Phoenix despite their poor defense. However, despite Booker averaging 25.2 points per game and Oubre averaging 17.2 points per game over the past seven days, the Suns have not managed to snap out of their funk.
One of the most important concerns today is that they are playing with no Deandre Ayton, T.J. Warren and De’Anthony Melton. That is just two of the best few point-getters while Melton had been the team’s leading point guard. It’s a great deal to overcome to get a team that was terrible to begin with.
Los Angeles Lakers
The challenge for the Lakers on Sunday night is that they could be without a lot more talent besides James. They’re hoping Kyle Kuzma is ready to proceed after he missed Saturday’s clinic and is considered a game-time decision for Sunday. Bear in mind, the staff is without Lonzo Ball. James, Kuzma and Ball are three of the best four players on the team in terms of minutes played.
That usually means the Lakers will require guys Brandon Ingram and Ivica Zubac to carry the load — even if Kuzma plays. Ingram has averaged 19.3 points per game over the past week but he has largely been a disappointment this season. He’s got a PER of just 11.9. Zubac has given the group a shot in the arm as he’s averaged 17.8 points and 7.8 rebounds in his past four contests.
There is no question that the Lakers are struggling and they’ll be shorthanded. However, losses at home to the Phoenix Suns — who’s both shorthanded — are inexcusable. Start Looking for the Lakers to win however, the Suns to pay.
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