Lakers home to Suns in NBA betting action

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Feb 12, 10:30 PM | STAPLES Center

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds

17-35TEAM RECORD24-28

The Lakers will hit the floor running against the visiting Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Lakers are 24-28 so far on the season, and 21-31 ATS vs. the number. The Suns, meanwhile, are 17-35 and 20-30-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Los Angeles go 26-25-1 and the Suns go 23-28-1 on the totals.

View Phoenix vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the Lakers sat as 9-point favorites. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 202.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lakers sit at No. 11 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Suns are at No. 29 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Lakers will win this game 100-94.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Los Angeles's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 101.8 PPG, against a Suns defense that ranks No. 22 at 100.1 PPG. The Lakers field goal percentage has averaged 45.6% so far, more than the Suns shooters have achieved on the year, 44.3% per game.

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 29-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.4 points per game. Los Angeles, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 97-69 loser as they battled the Thunder at home. The Suns failed to cover in the match as an 8-point underdog, while 166 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Phoenix was run off the court by the Thunder on Sunday as Oklahoma City blasted them 97-69 at US Airways Center.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 107-97 loser as they battled the Heat on the road. The Lakers failed to cover in the match as a 9-point underdog, while 204 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Kobe Bryant went off for 28 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Miami defeated Los Angeles, 107-97 at AmericanAirlines Arena.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Portland are 4-6
After playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing LA Clippers are 7-3
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Suns at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games
LA Lakers are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Phoenix
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix at Portland, Tuesday, February 19
LA Lakers home to LA Clippers, Thursday, February 14

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