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NBA Matchup - Suns Lakers Odds Preview

Los Angeles LakersPhoenix Suns
14-24January 15, 2014, 09:00 | US Airways Center21-16

The Suns will try to cover the spread at US Airways Center on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Lakers in basketball action.

The Suns bring a 21-16 record (24-11-2 ATS) to the battle against the 14-24 Lakers, who are 20-18 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Phoenix go 19-18 so far and the Lakers go 18-18-2. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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. 30 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 97-89 result in favor of the Suns.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 120-118 loser as they battled the Cavaliers at home. The Lakers covered in the match as a 4-point underdog, while 238 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Nick Young scored 28 points for Los Angeles on Tuesday, but the Cavaliers managed a 120-118 victory over the Lakers at STAPLES Center.

Phoenix lost its last outing, a 98-96 result against the Knicks on January 13. The Suns covered in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 194 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Goran Dragic went off for 28 points and added 8 rebounds but it wasn't enough as New York defeated Phoenix, 98-96 at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 10-ranked offense (103.03 PPG) against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 29 at 105.5 PPG. The Suns have averaged 45.08% from the field per game, more than the Lakers have managed so far this season (43.79% on average).

Next up:
Los Angeles at Boston, Friday, January 17th
Phoenix home to Dallas, Friday, January 17th