Suns vs Lakers Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Monday, December 19, 2022

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The Phoenix Suns (18-12) host the Los Angeles Lakers (13-16) at Footprint Center, tipping off at 9:00 PM ET on Monday, December 19, 2022. The Lakers are 10.5-point underdogs in the game. The matchup’s over/under is 227.5.

How to bet Suns vs. Lakers

Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 10.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Suns as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Suns have -511 odds to pick up the win, while the Lakers are listed at +387 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 227.5 points.

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Suns vs. Lakers Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Monday, December 19, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: NBA
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Arena: Footprint Center

Suns vs. Lakers Betting Trends

The Suns have played 30 games, with 16 wins against the spread. Phoenix has been chosen as the favorite in 24 games this year and has walked away with the win 15 times (62.5%) in those games. The Suns have gone over the point total in 48.3% of their opportunities this year (14 times over 29 games with a set point total).

The Lakers have 12 wins against the spread in 29 games this year. Los Angeles has been the moneyline underdog 20 total times this season. LA has gone 7-13 in those games. The Lakers have eclipsed the over/under 55.2% of the time this year (16 of 29 games with a set point total).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Suns

Suns Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Devin Booker 28 28 4.8 5.8 0.9 0.4 2.4
Deandre Ayton 26 17 9.5 2.2 0.5 0.8 0.2
Mikal Bridges 30 16.2 5 3 1.2 0.8 1.9
Chris Paul 16 11.1 4.9 9 1.5 0.3 1.5
Damion Lee 30 8.1 3.3 1.2 0.5 0.1 1.8

Lakers

Lakers Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 22 27 8.5 6.5 1.2 0.6 2.2
Lonnie Walker IV 26 15.4 2.3 1.5 0.7 0.3 2
Russell Westbrook 28 14.5 6.2 7.6 1.1 0.5 1
Austin Reaves 29 10.8 3.1 2.1 0.6 0.4 1.2
Thomas Bryant 15 9.9 4.6 0.7 0.3 0.6 0.4
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Suns: Deandre Ayton: Probable (Ankle), Devin Booker: Out (Groin), Jock Landale: Out (Concussion), Cameron Payne: Out (Foot), Duane Washington Jr.: Out (Hip), Cameron Johnson: Out (Knee), Jae Crowder: Out (Not Injury Related)

Lakers: Austin Reaves: Out (Ankle), LeBron James: Out (Ankle), Patrick Beverley: Questionable (Calf), Anthony Davis: Out (Foot), Juan Toscano-Anderson: Out (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Phoenix Suns

With 115.4 points per game on offense, Phoenix ranks ninth in the NBA. At the other end, it gives up 110.8 points per contest, which ranks seventh in the league. In home games, the Suns are averaging 2.4 more points per game (116.5) than they are on the road (114.1). In their last 10 games, the Suns have been scoring 116.2 points per game, an average that’s a little higher than the 115.4 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

So far this year, Phoenix is draining 12.9 treys per game (eighth-ranked in NBA) and is shooting 37.3% (seventh-ranked) from downtown. Of the shots taken by the Suns in 2022-23, 62.1% of them have been two-pointers (69.9% of the team’s made baskets) and 37.9% have been from beyond the arc (30.1%).

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What you need to know about the Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles puts up 115.5 points per game and allow 116.3, ranking them eighth in the NBA offensively and 25th defensively. The Lakers average 116.3 points per game at home, and 114.6 away. While the Lakers are posting 115.5 points per game in 2022-23, they have bettered that mark in their previous 10 games, producing 121.5 a contest.

Los Angeles is the worst squad in the league in 3-pointers made (9.8 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (32.5%). The Lakers attempt 66.2% percent of their shots from inside the 3-point line, and 33.8% percent from beyond it. In terms of makes, 77% of the Lakers’ buckets are 2-pointers, and 23% are 3-pointers.

Our pick to win this game is the Suns, and we predict that Lakers will cover the spread (Suns -10.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 227.5 points.

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WRITTEN BY

Dan Smullen

Hailing all the way from Dublin, Ireland, Dan Smullen has BSC. in the Sports and Exercise Sciences from the University of Limerick. He is data obsessed. In the past he has worked both as a video performance analyst and provided biometric performance testing and analysis for professional rugby teams. Dan is obsessed about helping the average punter become more successful at sports betting through the assistance of good sports betting data analysis. He has worked with over 200 journalists at multiple editorial teams in his previous role as Head of Search for the largest national news publisher in Ireland.

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