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Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers Preview, Stats, and Prediction

Los Angeles Lakers

Phoenix Suns will meet the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday at the Footprint Center in Phoenix. They have met only once so far in this season. That game was a month ago and ended in a 115-105 Phoenix win. Let’s take a look at tonight’s matchup in this Suns vs. Lakers preview.

Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers Preview, Stats, and Prediction

Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers are coming off a close win vs. the Washington Wizards 119-117 on Sunday in yet another great game by LeBron James, who had 33 points, seven rebounds, and nine assists on 54% shooting from the field. Thomas Bryant, the former Wizard, scored the winning bucket against his previous team to give the Lakers a second win in a row after a win over the Denver Nuggets three days ago.

Los Angeles is 13-16 straight up so far in this season, but they have been playing much better lately after a slow start to the season. They are also 12-16-1 ATS (Against The Spread), and their Over/Under record is 16-13 to the Over.

The Lakers are heading to Phoenix today with some injuries as Anthony Davis, Patrick Beverley, WenyenGabriel, and Juan Toscano-Anderson are all out for this game.

Phoenix Suns

The Suns are also coming off a win and have a two-game winning streak going into this game with the Lakers. The Suns beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-114 on Saturday at home in a stunning performance by Devin Booker, who scored 58 points, grabbed six rebounds, and dished five assists on the number two team in the Western Conference standings. Booker shot 60% from the field in that game and played 42 minutes.

Phoenix is 18-12 straight-up so far as they have been playing great, especially at home with a 13-3 straight-up home record, they are also 16-14 ATS (Against The Spread), and their Over/Under is 14-16 to the Under.

The Suns also have a lot of injuries going into this game as Cameron Payne, Cam Johnson, and Jae Crowder are all out, while Booker and Deandre Ayton are both questionable for this game.

Lakers and Suns: Head to Head

The last ten games of this matchup have been going massively towards the Suns as the Suns are 8-2 straight-up last 10 games vs. the Lakers, and they also have a 7-3 ATS record in those 10 games.

Los Angeles averaged 101.6 points a game, while Phoenix averaged 112.4 points a game in those 10 games. The Over/Under record is 3-7 to the Under, so there have been a lot of low-scoring games in this matchup lately.

Fun Facts

Los Angeles are 0-8 Straight up in their last eight games against Phoenix.

The Lakers are 7-3 Over/Under to the Over in their last ten games.

Los Angeles are 1-6 Straight up in their last seven games on the road against the Suns.

Phoenix is 2-5 Straight up in their last seven games.

The Suns are 13-3 Straight up in their last 16 home games.

Phoenix are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games played in December.


I like the Suns to win this game, but it will be a close one. The Lakers are playing better basketball now than they were earlier in the season when they lost to Phoenix by ten points. It will be closer this time, especially with the injuries that the Suns have in this game. Los Angeles is 5-1 ATS in their last six games against an opponent from the Western Conference, so I like the Suns to win but the Lakers to cover the number.

Pick: Los Angeles Lakers +9.5 points.

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