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Lakers visit Suns in NBA clash

Los Angeles LakersPhoenix Suns
March 18, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Odds

36-32TEAM RECORD22-45

Los Angeles travels to Phoenix on Monday, hoping to boost its 36-32 mark with a victory over the Suns.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Suns are 22-45 so far on the season, and 25-40-2 ATS vs. the number. The Lakers, meanwhile, are 36-32 and 29-39 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Phoenix go 30-35-2 and the Lakers go 35-32-1 on the totals.

View LA Lakers vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Suns sit at No. 29 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Lakers are at No. 10 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Lakers will win this game 101-93.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Lakers rank No. 4 in the league with 44.6 per game. That compares with Phoenix’s No. 17 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Phoenix is the NBA’s No. 27-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Lakers rate No. 4 with 8.9 per contest.

Defensively, the Lakers feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, giving up 104.2 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 113-102 winner as they battled the Kings at home. The Lakers covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite, while 215 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Sacramento was scorched by Antawn Jamison for 27 points as the Lakers defated the Kings 113-102 in NBA action on Sunday.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 127-105 loser on the road against the Wizards. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (232) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Phoenix was run off the court by the Wizards on Saturday as Washington blasted them 127-105 at Verizon Center.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Sacramento are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 8-2
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Lakers at Suns trends to consider:
LA Lakers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games
LA Lakers are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games at home
Phoenix is 17-8 SU in their last 25 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing LA Lakers

Next up:
LA Lakers home to Washington, Friday, March 22
Phoenix home to Washington, Wednesday, March 20