Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers - 12/21/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers - 12/21/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers (16-15) vs Phoenix Suns (24-5)

Game Info: Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Staples Center)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers +6.5 -- Over/Under: 218.5 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 for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Lakers look for a win after splitting their last eight games.

The Phoenix Suns are averaging 111.9 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 22.9 points and 5 rebounds, while Deandre Ayton is averaging 16.8 points and 11.3 rebounds. Chris Paul is the third double-digit scorer and Mikal Bridges is dishing 1.9 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 110.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 111.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 25.9 points and 6.6 rebounds, while Anthony Davis is averaging 23.3 points and 9.9 rebounds. Russell Westbrook is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Thomas is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 33.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.

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The Suns are 51-25-1 ATS in their last 77 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lakers are 6-13 ATS in their last 19 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 3-0-1 in Suns last 4 road games. The under is 6-1 in Lakers last 7 overall. The Suns are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

The Phoenix Suns have been winning and covering games dating back to the NBA Bubble, and now they got Booker back in the mix, which only makes them stronger. The Los Angeles Lakers are losing players left and right, and while they're keeping their head above water, it makes them tough to back against respectable teams. The Suns are winning their last five games by an average of 12 points while allowing 43.2 percent shooting from the field. Even on the road, I have to lay the chalk here with the Suns.

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Randy’s Pick Phoenix Suns -6.5

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