Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns - 2/10/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Phoenix Suns (21-32) at Los Angeles Lakers (39-12)
NBA Basketball: Monday, February 10, 2020 at 10:30 pm (Staples Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -11 -- Over/Under: 227
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The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers meet Monday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Phoenix Suns need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 112.7 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 26.7 points and 6.3 assists while Kelly Oubre Jr. is averaging 19.2 points and 6.7 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Ricky Rubio is dishing 8.6 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 82 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have split their last eight road games.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 114.4 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 26.5 points and 9.2 rebounds while LeBron James is averaging 25 points and 10.8 assists. Kyle Kuzma is the third double-digit scorer and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.9 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost three of their last four home games.
The Suns are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Monday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Lakers are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 Monday games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 21-10 in Suns last 31 games following a ATS loss. The over is 4-1 in Lakers last 5 overall. The Suns are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
I bash the Phoenix Suns often and don't understand the love oddsmakers give them constantly, but they play their best ball on the road where they lose by an average of just 2.5 points and they've had their moments in the underdog role. The Los Angeles Lakers are playing well lately, but they're just 8-10-1 ATS as a double-digit favorite this season and have had trouble at times putting teams away. I want the Suns and the free buckets.