Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers - 10/22/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers - 10/22/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers (0-1) vs Phoenix Suns (0-1)

Game Info: Friday, October 22, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -1 -- Over/Under: 223.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers meet Friday in NBA action at the Staples Center. The Phoenix Suns need a win after losing their opener to the Nuggets. The Los Angeles Lakers also need a win after losing their first game to the Warriors.

The Phoenix Suns are averaging 98 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 53 percent shooting. Mikal Bridges is averaging 16 points and five rebounds, while Chris Paul is averaging 15 points and four rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Devin Booker is grabbing four rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 43.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 114 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 121 points on 44.1 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 34 points and five assists, while Anthony Davis is averaging 33 points and 11 rebounds. Carmelo Anthony is the third double-digit scorer and Russell Westbrook is grabbing five rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 47.4 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.

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The Suns are 12-2 ATS in their last 14 Friday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lakers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Suns last 5 overall. The under is 5-2-1 in Lakers last 8 overall. The under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-1-1 in the last 6 meetings.

The Los Angeles Lakers were awful in the preseason and that effort carried over to their season opener, as they just can't string together good possessions without looking sloppy. Russell Westbrook continues to stink up the joint and was a -23 in his first game in LA. Now, with that said, things should eventually come together for a team with so much experience. This is also a revenge spot for the Lakers after the Suns sent them home in the playoffs. At home and a near pick em spot, I lean Lakers, but this LA team has a short leash with me.

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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers -1

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