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Lakers take on Suns in hoops contest

Los Angeles LakersPhoenix Suns
April 7, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Odds

35-21TEAM RECORD28-27

Los Angeles travels to Phoenix on Saturday, hoping to boost its 35-21 mark with a victory over the Suns.

The Suns currently sports a record of 28-27, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 29-26 ATS. The Lakers are 35-21 and 22-34 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Suns post a 20-33-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Lakers have gone 31-25 against the number.

View LA Lakers vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Lakers are listed as 1-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, with the total listed at 198.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 5-rated Lakers taking on the No. 20-rated Suns in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 99-96 win for the Lakers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 14-ranked offense (97.1 PPG) against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 11 at 94.4 PPG. The Suns have averaged 45.4% from the field per game, less than the Lakers have managed so far this season (45.7% on average).

Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 98 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 14 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 112-107 loser at home against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (219) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Kobe Bryant went off for 28 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Houston defeated Los Angeles, 112-107 at STAPLES Center.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 105-99 loser as they battled the Nuggets on the road. The Suns failed to cover in the match as a 3-point underdog, while 204 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Suns got 18 points from Shannon Brown, but it was Denver that prevailed in a 105-99 final on Friday at Pepsi Center.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing New Orleans are 6-4
After playing Houston are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing Denver are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Lakers at Suns trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 5 games on the road
LA Lakers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Phoenix
Phoenix is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing LA Lakers
Phoenix is 17-8 SU in their last 25 games when playing at home against LA Lakers

Next up:
LA Lakers at New Orleans, Monday, April 9
Phoenix at Minnesota, Monday, April 9