Planning on watching today’s Lakers and Suns game? Catch the action at Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ, as the Suns hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on ESPN. The over/under for this game is set at 222.5 points, and the Suns are the home favorites against the Lakers in a Pacific division matchup.
Over the Lakers’ last five games, they are 2-3 and come in with an overall record of 3-5. In away games this season, the Lakers have put together a 0-5 record, whereas they have a 3-0 record when playing at home.
Los Angeles arrives with an ATS record of 2-6 for the season up to this point. On the road, the Lakers have an ATS record of 1-4, as opposed to a 1-2 record against the spread when playing at home.
Against the Rockets, the Lakers had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 109 points per game. They scored 94 points and posted a field goal percentage of 42.9% in the game. Up to this point, the Lakers’ offense has been efficient inside the arc, posting a two-point field goal percentage of 56%. In terms of pace, they are 6th in the NBA possessions per game (101.8).
At present, the Lakers’ defense is ranked 22nd, allowing 116.2 points per game.
Inside the arc, the Lakers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 53.3% and 37.2% from three-point territory.
The Suns are gearing up to face the Lakers, aiming to push their record above .500, given their current standing at 4-4. In road games, the Suns have a 3-2 record this season, in contrast to their 1-2 record when playing at home.
Phoenix comes in with an overall ATS record of 4-4 so far this season. The Suns maintain an ATS record of 3-2 on the road, while they have a 1-2 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
In their most recent game, the Suns’ offense tallied 116 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 112.5 points per game. Grayson Allen led the scoring for the Suns, contributing 26 points. Additionally, Kevin Durant chipped in with 25 points.
So far, the Suns defense is giving up 111.0 points per contest, which has them sitting 12th in the NBA. One thing to note, is they have given up more points than their season average in two straight matchups.
Opponents are hitting 51.5% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 34.2% of their three-point attempts.
The Lakers are coming off a season where they had a head-to-head record of 2-2 against the Phoenix Suns during the 2022-2023 NBA season. The average combined score in their games was 228.8 points. Similarly, the Lakers had an ATS record of 2-2 against the Suns in the same season.
The Lakers and Suns did not have any head-to-head matchups last season. But over the last three times playing each other, the Lakers have a record of 3-0. The Lakers also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 218 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-1. As the host vs. the Lakers, the Suns have gone 1-2 vs the spread.
How to Bet Suns vs. Lakers in Arizona
In this Suns vs. Suns matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Lakers at +4. While we project the Suns to win 111-109, our recommendation is to bet on the Suns for the point-spread. As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 222.5 and our model has the Lakers and Suns finishing with a combined 220 points. Our pick is to take the under.
- ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Lakers +4
- ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Under 222.5