Suns vs Lakers Prediction - NBA Picks 10/26/23
Los Angeles Lakers (0-1) vs Phoenix Suns (1-0)
Game Info: Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 10:00 pm (Crypto.com Arena)
Betting Odds: Los Angeles Lakers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 223.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers meet Thursday in NBA action at the crypto.com Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Phoenix Suns Betting Preview
The Phoenix Suns look for another win after beating the Warriors on Tuesday. The Phoenix Suns look for their first 2-0 start since the 2014-15 season. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 108 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 104 points on 35.6 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 32 points and 8 assists, while Kevin Durant is averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds. Josh Okogie is the third double-digit scorer and Jusuf Nurkic is grabbing 14 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 23.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 60 rebounds per game.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Preview
The Los Angeles Lakers look for a bounce back effort after losing to the Nuggets on Tuesday. The Lakers look to avoid starting 0-2 for a third straight season. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 107 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 119 points on 52.7 percent shooting. LeBron James is averaging 21 points and 8 rebounds, while Taurean Prince is averaging 18 points and 3 rebounds. Anthony Davis is the third double-digit scorer and Austin Reaves is grabbing 8 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 41.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
This line has shifted quite a bit because Devin Booker has been ruled doubtful with a foot injury. That now means the Suns are likely going to be without Booker and Bradley Beal, two of their top-3 players. The Los Angeles Lakers are at home, and they had flashes against the Nuggets on Tuesday, which is encouraging. The bottom line is, if the Lakers can't get the job done here at home against a depleted Suns squad, start hitting the panic button. I have no choice but to lay the chalk with the Lakers given the Sun's injury situation.