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Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns 10/5/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers
October 5, 2022 10:00 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers +2.5 / Phoenix Suns -2.5
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The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers meet Wednesday in preseason NBA action at the T-Mobile Arena. The Phoenix Suns have lost 10 of their last 13 preseason games. The Los Angeles Lakers have lost 7 straight preseason games.

The Phoenix Suns are averaging 124 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 134 points on 55.4 percent shooting. Cameron Payne is averaging 23 points and 4 assists, while Mikal Bridges is averaging 22 points and 7 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Paul is dishing 12 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 26.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 55.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game.

The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 75 points on 31.2 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Cole Swider is averaging 10 points. Wenyen Gabriel is grabbing 10 rebounds and Russell Westbrook is dishing 3 assists. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 23.3 percent from beyond the arc and 62.5 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 23.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 49 rebounds per game.

The Suns are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Suns last 5 overall. The over is 9-4 in Lakers last 13 overall. The Suns are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Los Angeles Lakers don’t win preseason games, and their stars usually sit these games out. The Suns should be eager for a bounce back performance after losing to the Adelaide 36ers, which was probably the biggest upset in NBA history. The Suns took a lot of bashing on social media, and you know these players are aware. Preseason or not, there should be motivation for the Suns. I’ll lay the bucket.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Phoenix Suns -2.5
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