The Phoenix Suns will take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night in a matchup of Western Conference rivals. This is a matchup of two teams heading in opposite directions, but they will likely meet up at some point in the Western Conference Playoffs.
Phoenix comes into this game with a record of 24-5, and the Suns remain on top of the Western Conference. The Suns already have an 18-game winning streak on their resume this season, and they have won three straight games currently.
Los Angeles has gone just 16-15 so far this season, and it’s been a season of inconsistency for the Lakers. The Lakers have now lost two straight games, but they are returning home in hopes of getting things figured out.
The Phoenix Suns are a seven-point betting favorite over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night.
Suns On Another Streak
Everything about the Phoenix Suns is streaky, especially the offense and three-point shooting. Phoenix is nearly impossible to stop when they get things rolling, and that’s exactly what has taken place over the last few games.
Devin Booker is back, and he is leading the team with 22.9 points per game this season. Veteran Chris Paul is once again the man that sets the tone for the offense as he has a team-high 10.1 assists per game.
Many teams around the NBA are dealing with injuries or illness at this time, but that’s not the case with the Suns. Phoenix will have their entire roster available for this matchup with the Lakers, and that should lead to a pretty big night.
Phoenix will have to put together another great defensive performance if they want to pick up this win, but they have been good on that end of the floor this season. There aren’t many holes with this Suns team, which is why they currently sit atop the Western Conference.
LeBron Struggling to Lead the Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers loaded up on veterans this offseason to fill out the roster, but LeBron James was still expected to lead the way. James has missed some time due to injuries, but the former MVP has struggled to lead the team even when he has been on the floor.
Anthony Davis leads the Lakers with 23.3 points and 9.9 rebounds per game, but he is going to be out of the lineup for a while due to an injury. This is not only going to take away an NBA All-Star from the Lakers, but it is going to hurt their depth as well.
The Lakers have struggled to score this season, and that is going to hurt them on Tuesday night. Los Angeles does typically play well defensively, but slowing down the Suns is a real challenge.
Suns Beat Up on Depleted Lakers
The injury list for Los Angeles is extremely long once again, and that has kept the Lakers from gaining any momentum. Without Anthony Davis, the Lakers are going to have a hard time keeping up with a Suns team that can really score.
Phoenix has won three straight games, and they look like they are poised to go on another long winning streak. The Suns need to keep winning games to stay on top of the Western Conference, and this will be a chance to make a statement.
Bet the Phoenix Suns -7.0 as they head into Los Angeles and pick up a blowout win over the Lakers on Tuesday night.