Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/16/20

Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks, Odds, Predictions 12/16/20 Photo by Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns

NBA Basketball: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 9:00 pm (PHX Arena)

The Line: Phoenix Suns +3.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns meet Wednesday in NBA preseason action at the PHX Arena.

The Los Angeles Lakers look for a 3-0 preseason start after beating the Clippers twice. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 109 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 93.5 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Talen Horton-Tucker is averaging 26 points and 9.5 rebounds while Kyle Kuzma is averaging 21.5 points and 4.5 assists. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing 11.5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 53.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game.

The Phoenix Suns look for a preseason win after losing two games to the Jazz. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 98.5 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 115 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 21.5 points and three assists while Langston Galloway is averaging 15.5 points and one rebound. Mikal Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron Payne is dishing four assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.5 rebounds per game.

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The Lakers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Suns are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 5-2 in Lakers last 7 road games. The under is 5-1 in Suns last 6 Wednesday games. The Lakers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Phoenix and 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.

We hit twice with the Lakers as underdogs against the Clippers, but they're not nearly as attractive in the favorite role in preseason play. The Phoenix Suns are capable of playing much better than what they did in two games against the Jazz, and their young legs could give the Lakers backups some issues. This line seems like a bit of an overreaction to what the Lakers did in their first two meetings. Give me the Suns and the points.

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Randy’s Pick Phoenix Suns +3.5

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