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Lakers vs Suns NBA Game Preview

Los Angeles LakersPhoenix Suns
13-14December 23, 2013, 09:00 | US Airways Center16-10

US Airways Center will feature Suns vs. Lakers action on Monday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

Phoenix will face the 13-14 Lakers, who own a 16-11 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Suns are 16-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Lakers are 14-13 favoring the OVER.

View Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Suns at No. 8 and the Lakers at No. 24 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 96-91 result in favor of the Suns.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 102-83 loser on the road against the Warriors. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (185) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Los Angeles suffered a 102-83 loss against Golden State on Saturday, getting 20 points from Nick Young in a losing effort at Oracle Arena.

The Suns were a 123-108 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Mavericks. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (231) made winners of OVER bettors. Eric Bledsoe went off for 25 points and added 4 rebounds leading Phoenix over Dallas, 123-108, on Saturday at US Airways Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 21-rated squad against Los Angeles's No. 16-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 2 in the league with 9.65 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 5 with 9.41 per outing.

Next up:
Los Angeles home to Miami, Wednesday, December 25th
Phoenix at Golden State, Friday, December 27th