Lakers vs. Suns - 3/18/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (18-50) at Los Angeles Lakers (14-54)
NBA Basketball: Friday, March 18, 2016 at 10:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, TWC SN
The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers square off late Friday night at the Staples Center.
The Phoenix Suns look for a win after losing 20 of their last 25 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 100.8 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Brandon Knight is averaging 19.4 points and 5.2 assists while Devin Booker is averaging 12.3 points and 2.2 rebounds. Mirza Teletovic is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Archie Goodwin is dishing two assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Suns are allowing 38.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost eight of their last 10 road games.
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The Los Angeles Lakers could use a win after losing 12 of their last 15 games. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 97.9 points on 41.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Kobe Bryant is averaging 16.8 points and 3.1 assists while Jordan Clarkson is averaging 15.6 points and 3.9 rebounds. D'Angelo Russell is dishing 3.5 assists and Julius Randle is grabbing 10.1 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Lakers are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost 10 of their last 14 home games.
The Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Lakers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 2 days rest and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Suns are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Did you see the Suns last game? Less than 70 points? Uh, no thanks. The Lakers have been getting great play from Clarkson and Russell. Give me the Lakers at home.