Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers betting tips and predictions for Tuesday’s NBA game on TNT. Winners of their last 3 games the LA Lakers are still looking for their first road win of the season as they head to Phoenix in hopes of getting it against the Suns. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.
At 8-1 the Suns are one of the elite home teams we have in the NBA. They are coming off a convincing 116-95 win over the Knicks this past Sunday and are hoping to win their 3rd game in 4 outings. They are doing all this without Chris Paul who has been out for a while now, his status remains unchanged as the Suns are taking every single precaution with their aging superstar.
Cam Payne has stepped up the point guard duties in his absence, he just led the team in scoring with 21 points and 9 assists in the win over New York. Devin Booker had a slow start to the game, but eventually finished with 20 and 5 threes made. Phoenix has dominated the head-to-head meetings with LA winning 8 of the last 10 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
The Lakers also have their superstar LeBron James out. It’s taken some time for his groin to heal, but there is optimism he might return this week. Without him they’ve managed to connect 3 wins in a row, for the first time this season. Anthony Davis has scored 30+ in all 3 of those games, he is finally looking like the Anthony Davis we all know and love, dominating match-ups and more importantly staying on the court without a single worry of an injury.
Tonight’s game will be a huge task for these Lakers – they are just 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games against the Suns, they’ve lost all 7 of those games and have only 1 win in their last 6 visits to Phoenix. But, as bad as the Lakers have been this season, they are tied with the Warriors in the loss column at the moment.
Winning by 7 is a lot, but the Suns have been one of the best home teams in the NBA and are winning games by an average of 13.4 points. The Lakers have the 3rd worst Net Rating on the road at -12.4. I’m taking the home team here.
Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions & Odds
The Lakers offense is averaging 120+ points during their current 3 game win streak. Not having LeBron James in the line-up hasn’t had a negative effect as some people thought it could, instead the team has flourished scoring the basketball against the Nets, Pistons and Suns. Phoenix is a much harder team to score on, but when you’re on the road and have nothing to lose, all of a sudden you might find it easier to score baskets.
The Suns are also scoring at a high level, in 2 of their last 3 games they poured in 130+ points and they also have the 8th best offensive rating when playing at home in the entire NBA. In the 3 most recent meetings we saw an average of 226.6 points per game scored, with the way these two have been scoring lately I think the best bet for tonight’s game is to go with the over.