Suns vs. Lakers - 1/19/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Lakers (12-29) at Phoenix Suns (24-18)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 19, 2015 at 10:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -11.5 -- Over/Under: 215 See the Latest Odds
The Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns play Monday night at the US Airways Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers have lost six of their last eight games and continue to fall in the standings. On the season, the Lakers are averaging 100.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting and are allowing 106.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Nick Young is averaging 14.3 points and one assist while Carlos Boozer is averaging 12.5 points and seven rebounds. Jordan Hill is grabbing 7.9 rebounds and Jeremy Lin is dishing 4.4 assists. The Los Angeles Lakers recently aren’t scoring, as they’re shooting just 42.3 percent from the field in their last five games. The Lakers have to score to keep up with their lack of defense, and they’ve lost eight of their last nine when scoring less than 100 points. Kobe Bryant and Ronnie Price are both questionable for this game with injuries.
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The Phoenix Suns have won six of their last eight games and are starting to look like a true playoff team. On the season, the Suns are averaging 107 points on 46.6 percent shooting and are allowing 104.7 points on 45.4 percent shooting. Goran Dragic is averaging 16.9 points and 4.1 assists while Eric Bledsoe is averaging 16.4 points and 5.9 assists. Markieff Morris is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Isaiah Thomas is dishing 3.7 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 48.2 percent from the field in their last five games and have topped 100 points in 13 of their last 14 games. The Suns still need to improve on the defensive end, but as long as they continue to shoot the ball at a high percentage, they’re going to be tough to beat. The Suns have won 11 of their 24 games at home.
The Lakers are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lakers are 1-6-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Phoenix and 2-7-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
Neither one of these teams plays a lick of defense. Whether Kobe plays or not, expect to see a ton of fireworks with both teams rested and ready to go.