Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers - 3/2/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Los Angeles Lakers (24-11) vs Phoenix Suns (22-11)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 216 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Staples Center.
The Phoenix Suns look to stay hot after winning 11 of their last 13 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 113.4 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 25.5 points and 4.3 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 16.4 points and 4.7 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Mikal Bridges is dishing 2.2 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.5 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 111.3 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.5 points and 8.1 rebounds while Anthony Davis is averaging 22.5 points and three assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 6.4 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.
The Suns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 30-11 ATS in their last 41 games overall. The Lakers are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 8-3 in Suns last 11 overall. The under is 6-1 in Lakers last 7 overall. The Suns are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Los Angeles and 3-9 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
The Phoenix Suns are a tough team to turn down in the underdog role, as they've been one of the hotter teams in the league and one of the most profitable teams in the league since the NBA bubble. With that said, the Los Angeles Lakers and small chalk at home is probably a tougher spot to turn down, as they still have LeBron on their side and they're still one of the best defensive teams in the league. The Lakers are also coming off back to back blowout victories. I'll lay the bucket with the Lakers.