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Suns visit Lakers in NBA clash

Phoenix SunsLos Angeles Lakers
11-9December 10, 2013, 10:30 | STAPLES Center10-10

The Suns will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Lakers in Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Tuesday in NBA action.

Los Angeles battles the Suns, currently with a 11-9 mark (13-5-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 11-9 for the Lakers and 12-8 for the Suns. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Lakers installed as -3.5-point Favorite in this particular matchup. The over-under number was listed by most sportsbooks, including Bovada, at 206.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Lakers rated this week at No. 22 and the Suns sitting at No. 7. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 95-92 result in favor of the Suns today.

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 106-97 winner as they battled the Raptors at home. The Suns covered in the match as a 4-point favorite, while 203 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Toronto was victimized for 25 points and 11 rebounds by Markieff Morris as the Suns defeated the Raptors 106-97 in NBA action on Friday.

In their last action, Los Angeles was a 106-94 loser at home against the Raptors. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (200) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Los Angeles suffered a 106-94 loss against Toronto on Sunday, getting 19 points from Nick Young in a losing effort at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Suns rank No. 19 in the league with 41.65 per game. That compares with Los Angeles’s No. 13 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Los Angeles is the NBA’s No. 1-ranked team at 10.6 per game, while the Suns rate No. 5 with 9.25 per contest.

Next up:
Phoenix home to Sacramento, Friday, December 13th
Los Angeles at Seattle, Friday, December 13th