Lakers vs Suns Prediction NBA Picks 2/25/24

Phoenix Suns (33-24) vs Los Angeles Lakers (32-27)

Game Info: Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 3:30 pm (Footprint Center)

Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -4.5 -- Over/Under: 239.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Los Angeles Lakers travel to the Footprint Center to battle the Phoenix Suns on Sunday afternoon. Here’s a Lakers vs Suns Prediction.

Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have been in great shape as they've won seven of their last nine games overall and they will be eager to stay hot after sneaking past the Spurs in a 123-118 home win on Friday. LeBron James led the team with 30 points, seven rebounds and nine assists, Anthony Davis added 28 points with 13 rebounds while D'Angelo Russell chipped in with 22 points and six assists. As a team, the Lakers shot 51 percent from the field and 11 of 27 from the 3-point line as they jumped all over the Spurs from the start and shot out to the early lead, before they made their move in the fourth quarter, pushing the lead out to 18 points and putting the game to bed.

Phoenix Suns

Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns have won seven of their last 11 games overall, but they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after falling short to the Rockets in a 114-110 road loss on Friday. Kevin Durant led the team with 28 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists, Devin Booker and Bol Bol each scored 25 points while Grayson Allen chipped in with 15 points and six assists. As a team, the Suns shot just 40 percent from the field and seven of 31 from the 3-point line as they wasted an early 16-point lead, before they leaked 37 points in the second quarter to fall behind by 14 points. The Suns rallied with 34 points in the fourth quarter to get to within one point, but just could never get back in front.

Phoenix Suns Player Facts

  • Kevin Durant ranks 5th amongst qualified players for points per game (28.1) this season.
  • Devin Booker ranks 7th amongst qualified players for points per game (27.6) this season.

Los Angeles Lakers Player Facts

  • D'Angelo Russell ranks 17th amongst qualified players for assists per game (6.4) this season.
  • Austin Reaves ranks 26th amongst qualified players for FT% (86.3%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Suns rank 30th in the league for Q4 points per game this season (24.9).
  • The Suns rank 1st in the league for Q3 win percentage this season (66.7%).
  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for offensive rebounds per game this season (8.3).
  • The Lakers rank 30th in the league for three-point field goal attempts per game this season (30.7).

Lakers vs Suns Prediction

The Lakers are still shorthanded with Christian Wood, Cam Reddish and Gabe Vincent listed as out, while the Suns are still without Bradley Beal and Jusuf Nurkic. The Lakers are slowly getting healthy and they are certainly playing some of their best basketball of the season to win seven of their last nine, while the Suns have cooled off with a couple of losses as their injury toll grows. These teams have already met four times this season with the Lakers leading the series by 3-1, so while I understand that the Suns are favorites at home, I think there is decent value with the Lakers as underdogs in this spot.

 

Peter’s Pick Los Angeles +4.5

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