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Free Phoenix Suns Betting Pick – NBA Tuesday, December 5th Pick vs Lakers


Betting on today’s Suns and Lakers game? Catch the action at Arena in Los Angeles, CA, as the Lakers hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on TNT. The over/under for this matchup is currently set at 228 points and the Lakers are the favorite to win at home vs. the Suns.

The Suns have an overall record of 12-8 and are 1-2 in their last three games. Currently, they are 4th in the Western Conference and are the top team in the Pacific division.

So far, Phoenix’s ATS record is below .500 at 9-11. Phoenix has not been good vs. the spread in their last two home games, and they are 4-6 ATS at home compared to 5-5 on the road.

In their recent game, the Suns’ offense concluded with 116 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 116.2 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring was Devin Booker with 34 points. Kevin Durant also added 27 points for the Suns.

On average, the Phoenix defense is giving up 113.2 points per game (16th). Right now, they are on a 3 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average.

Most recently, the Suns’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 109 points to the Grizzlies.

So far, the Lakers have a 12-9 record and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. In the Western Conference, they are in 7th place and are 3rd in the Pacific division.

Los Angeles comes in with an overall ATS record of 9-12 so far this season. On the road, the Lakers have an ATS record of 5-6, as opposed to a 4-6 record against the spread when playing at home.

In their latest game, the Lakers offense put up 107 points against the Rockets. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 44.9% and made 8 threes. 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 (100.7).

Los Angeles’ defense is currently in line with the NBA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 113.5 points per game.

When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Lakers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 52.2% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 36.2% from downtown.

In the 2022-2023 season, the Phoenix Suns had a record of 2-2 against the Lakers. The scoring average in games with the Lakers was 228.8 points. Additionally, the Suns had an ATS record of 1-2 against the Lakers during the same season.

Last season, the Suns and Lakers did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Lakers have the leg up at 3-0. The Lakers also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 221 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-1. As the host vs. the Suns, the Lakers have gone 1-1-1 vs the spread.

How to Bet Lakers vs. Suns in Arizona

The Suns come in as the underdog at +1.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout. Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 228 and given that our model is projecting 227 points between the teams, we like the under.

  • ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Suns +1.5
  • ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Under 228

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