Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns - 11/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (2-4) at Los Angeles Lakers (3-3)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 9:30 pm (STAPLES Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers meet in a NBA game Sunday night at the Staples Center.
The Phoenix Suns look to build on back-to-back victories to continue climbing out of a 0-4 hole. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 105.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting. TJ Warren is averaging 21.7 points and 6.2 rebounds while Devin Booker is averaging 19.8 points and 2.2 assists. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Knight is dishing 2.3 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 28.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49.3 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost six of their last nine road games.
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The Los Angeles Lakers look to win three straight games and get a game above a .500 record. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 108.8 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 108.5 points on 46.9 percent shooting. D'Angelo Russell is averaging 16.7 points and 4.7 assists while Louis Williams is averaging 15.5 points and one rebound. Julius Randle is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Clarkson is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 30 percent from beyond the arc and 84.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 27.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.2 rebounds per game. The Los Angeles Lakers have won three straight home games.
The Suns are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Lakers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Suns are 6-1-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the over is 5-2-1 in the last 8 meetings.
The Los Angeles Lakers look like they're going to be a fun team and have the offensive firepower to make things interesting most nights. This may be a letdown game for the young Lakers after shocking the Warriors, but I have little confidence in the Suns on the road. Phoenix just isn't a good basketball team. Give me the Lakers and the small chalk at home.