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Lakers vs Suns Betting Preview

The Lakers opened as 8-point favorites over the Suns but Phoenix backers quickly bet it down to -7 for tonight's Pacific Division battle.

Kobe's crew is 7-1 SU the past 8 times Steve Nash's gang has come to town. The Lakers have been hot as they gear towards a playoff push.

View Phoenix vs LA Lakers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Lakers are listed as 8-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, with the total listed at 200.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Lakers) and the No. 18 (Suns) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 108-101 result in favor of the Lakers is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Suns rank No. 24 in the league with 40.1 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 4 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA’s No. 12-ranked team at 6.4 per game, while the Suns rate No. 3 with 8.7 per contest.

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 106.1 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 108-99 winner as they battled the Clippers on the road. The Suns covered in the match as a 1-point underdog, while 207 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Suns got a 23-point performance from Steve Nash, who added 13 assists as Phoenix ran past Los Angeles 108-99 on Sunday at STAPLES Center.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were an 84-80 winner as they battled the Trail Blazers at home. The Lakers failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite, while 164 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Kobe Bryant scored 22 points leading the Lakers to an 84-80 victory over Portland at STAPLES Center on Sunday.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing LA Clippers are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing LA Clippers are 10-0
After playing Portland are 9-1
After a win are 9-1


A few Suns at Lakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games
Phoenix is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix's last 8 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games at home
LA Lakers are 12-1 SU in their last 13 games
LA Lakers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games

Next up:
Phoenix home to Toronto, Wednesday, March 23
LA Lakers home to LA Clippers, Friday, March 25

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