The Phoenix Suns (38-33) visit the Los Angeles Lakers (35-37) Wednesday. Tip from Crypto.com Arena is set for 10 p.m. ET (ESPN). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Suns vs. Lakers odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
Phoenix fell 124-120 on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday as a 1.5-point underdog. It has now lost 4 of its last 5 games and has failed to cover in 5 straight but is 5-5 straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) in its last 10 games. The Suns are 37-33-1 ATS on the season.
Los Angeles beat the Orlando Magic 111-105 on Sunday but failed to cover as a 6.5-point home favorite. The loss snapped a 2-game losing streak. LA is 6-4 SU and 5-5 ATS in its last 10 games. The Lakers are 34-37-1 ATS this year.
Phoenix has won both matchups this season. Phoenix won 115-105 to cover as a 9.5-point home favorite on Nov. 22 and won 130-104 as an 11.5-point favorite on Dec. 19.
Suns at Lakers odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 11:07 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Suns -115 (bet $115 to win $100) | Lakers -105 (bet $105 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Suns -1.5 (-105) | Lakers +1.5 (-115)
- Over/Under (O/U): 228.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
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Suns at Lakers key injuries
- C Deandre Ayton (hip) out
- F Kevin Durant (ankle) out
- F Anthony Davis (foot) probable
- F LeBron James (foot) out
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Suns at Lakers picks and predictions
Suns 113, Lakers 107
The Suns (-115) should be able to cover the short spread in this game so take the better value there and pass on the moneyline.
Against the spread
LEAN SUNS -1.5 (-105).
The Suns are 4-0 ATS in their 4 meetings against the Lakers in Los Angeles and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings overall.
While they appear to have hit a cold streak recently, the Suns are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 road games and still allow the 4th fewest points per game (111.6) and have the 6th best opponents’ field-goal percentage (46.6). The Lakers have struggled at home recently, going 0-3 SU and 1-2 ATS in their last 3 home games and there is a solid case to be made for backing the SUNS -1.5 (-105).
BET UNDER 229.5 (-112).
The Under is 9-1 in the Lakers’ last 10 home games, 7-1 in their last 8 home games against a team with a losing road record, 6-1-1 in their last 8 games following an outright win and 6-1 in their last 7 Wednesday games. They have also hit the Under in 3 straight outings.
The Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these 2 franchises in Los Angeles and 8-3-1 in their last 12 meetings overall.
With top stars sidelined on both sides, each offense will not flow the same as usual which will aid the Under in this matchup.
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