The Los Angeles Lakers (41-39) face the Phoenix Suns (45-35) as massive 13-point favorites on Friday, April 7, 2023 at 10:30 PM ET on NBA. The over/under is 224.5 points for the matchup.
How to bet Lakers vs. Suns
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 13 points, with sportsbooks listing the Lakers as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Lakers have -833 odds to pick up the win, while the Suns are listed at +570 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 224.5 points.
Lakers vs. Suns Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Friday, April 7, 2023
- Game Time: 10:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: NBA
- Location: Los Angeles, California
- Arena: Crypto.com Arena
Lakers vs. Suns Betting Trends
The Lakers have played 80 games, with 39 wins against the spread. Los Angeles has come away with 18 wins in the 29 contests it has been listed as the favorite this season. Lakers games this year have gone over the total in 41 out of 80 opportunities (51.2%).
The Suns have 40 wins against the spread in 80 games this season. Phoenix has been the underdog on the moneyline 30 total times this season. Phoenix has finished 9-21 in those games. Suns games this season have gone over the total in 38 of 80 opportunities (47.5%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
Lakers: Anthony Davis: Questionable (Foot), LeBron James: Questionable (Foot), D’Angelo Russell: Probable (Foot), Dennis Schroder: Questionable (Neck)
Suns: Chris Paul: Out (Rest), TJ Warren: Out (Illness), Kevin Durant: Out (Injury Management), Devin Booker: Out (Rest), Deandre Ayton: Out (Rest)
What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers
On offense, Los Angeles is putting up 117 points per game (eighth-ranked in league). It is ceding 116.7 points per contest on defense (20th-ranked). The Lakers are scoring 116.6 points per game in home games. Away from home, they are faring better offensively, averaging 117.3 points per contest. The Lakers’ offense has been improved over their last 10 games, putting up 119.8 points per contest compared to the 117 they’ve averaged this season.
Los Angeles has struggled to accumulate three-pointers, ranking third-worst in the league with 10.6 threes made per game. It ranks 25th with a 34.3% shooting percentage from downtown this season. So far this year, the Lakers have taken 65.2% two-pointers, accounting for 75.2% of the team’s buckets. They have shot 34.8% three-pointers (24.8% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns
Phoenix is 17th in the NBA in points scored (113.7 per game) and fifth-best in points allowed (111.4). At home, the Suns average 114.1 points per game. Away, they average 113.4. The Suns are scoring 116.9 points per contest in their previous 10 games, which is 3.2 more than their average for the season (113.7).
Phoenix makes 12.2 3-pointers per game and shoots 37.6% from beyond the arc, ranking 13th and sixth, respectively, in the league. The Suns take 36.2% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 63.8% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 29% of the Suns’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 71% are 2-pointers.
Our pick to win this game is the Lakers, and we predict that Suns will cover the spread (Lakers -13). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 224.5 points.
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