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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Tuesday when the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers meet at STAPLES Center.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 106-97 winner as they battled the Raptors at home. The Suns covered in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 203 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 106-94 loser at home against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (200) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Phoenix:
Team record: 11-9 SU, 13-5-2 ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games
is 8-2-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of last 20 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Sacramento are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Los Angeles:
Team record: 10-10 SU, 13-7 ATS

LA Lakers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 14 of the LA Lakers last 20 games when playing at home against Phoenix
LA Lakers are 17-8 SU in their last 25 games at home
LA Lakers are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games

When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Next up:
Phoenix home to Sacramento, Friday, December 13
LA Lakers at Oklahoma City, Friday, December 13