Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns - 12/19/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (18-12) vs Los Angeles Lakers (12-16)
Game Info: Monday, December 19, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Footprint Center)
Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -8.5 -- Over/Under: 230.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns meet Monday in NBA action at the Footprint Center. The Los Angeles Lakers have split their last 8 games. The Phoenix Suns have lost 6 of their last 9 games.
The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 115.4 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 116.3 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 27.4 points and 12.1 rebounds, while LeBron James is averaging 26.7 points and 8.6 rebounds. Lonnie Walker IV is the third double-digit scorer and Russell Westbrook is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Suns are averaging 115.4 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 28 points and 5.8 assists, while Deandre Ayton is averaging 17 points and 9.5 rebounds. Mikal Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron Johnson is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers are on the end of a back to back and may still be without Anthony Davis, but I'm not sure if it matters much. The Lakers are playing their best ball of the season and will pack value in the underdog role as long as this continues. The Phoenix Suns are talented, but they've underachieved up to this point, and that includes losing their last 5 games by an average of 2 points while allowing 49.3 percent shooting. The Suns are also dealing with a handful of injuries in their own right. Give me the Lakers and the points.
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Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Lakers +8.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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