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Suns home to Lakers in NBA betting action

Los Angeles LakersPhoenix Suns
Feb 19, 8:00 PM | US Airways Center

Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Odds

18-12TEAM RECORD12-19

The Suns will hit the floor running against the visiting Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

Supporters of the Lakers have seen them go 18-12 and 14-16 ATS so far this season, while the Suns are at 12-19 and 12-19 ATS. In totals betting, the Suns are 10-19-2, while the Lakers are 12-18.

View LA Lakers vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks have set the Suns as 2.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed at 189, but may be on the move.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 26-rated Suns and the No. 7-rated Lakers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 96-90 win for the Lakers on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 93.8 PPG, against a Lakers defense that ranks No. 4 at 90.7 PPG. The Suns field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, less than the Lakers shooters have achieved on the year, 45% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Lakers own the league's No. 15-rated mark, allowing 95.8 points per game when on the road. Phoenix, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in home scoring.

The Suns were a 111-99 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Lakers. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (210) made winners of OVER bettors. Phoenix got 21 points and 16 rebounds from Marcin Gortat in a losing cause in a 111-99 loss to Los Angeles on Friday at STAPLES Center.

Los Angeles Lakers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Portland are 7-3
After playing Phoenix are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 9-1
After playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Lakers at Suns trends to consider:
LA Lakers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing Phoenix
LA Lakers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the LA Lakers last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER 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
Phoenix is 16-8 SU in their last 24 games when playing at home against LA Lakers
Phoenix is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against LA Lakers

Next up:
LA Lakers home to Portland, Monday, February 20
Phoenix home to Washington, Monday, February 20