Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns - 1/1/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction
Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 10:30 PM (Staples Center)
LAL -11.0 TOTAL 226.5
The Phoenix Suns go to Los Angeles, California, to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday at the Staples Center. The Suns are coming off of another win, defeating the Portland Trail Blazers in their last game to put the Suns on a two-game winning streak. The win in their previous game over the Sacramento Kings snapped a seven-game losing streak Phoenix was on.
The Phoenix are 13-20 on the season, are third in the Pacific Division. The Suns are led by Devin Booker, who is averaging 24.9 points per game and are the best team in the NBA in assists and sixth in points per game. However, the Suns' Center, Deandre Ayton, is back from injury and could help turn the Suns back into a dangerous team again.
The Lakers are coming off playing back to back games, winning both games. The Lakers defeated the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday and then the Mavericks on Sunday.
The Lakers are 26-7 on the season and 11-4 at home. The Lakers record is still good enough for first in the Western Conference. The Lakers are back to being fully healthy, with LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and Kyle Kuzma no longer on the injury report.
Phoenix is 18-14-1 ATS this season
Over is 20-13 for the Suns this season
Los Angeles is 18-15 ATS this season
Under is 19-14 for the Lakers this season
The Phoenix Suns have gotten some confidence back with two straight wins, And now with DeAndre Ayton back into the lineup, the Suns are a better team than what the record shows. However, that doesn't mean that they're anywhere close to as good as the Los Angeles Lakers. The Los Angeles Lakers are now back to being healthy for themselves as well, and I think that as long as everyone plays and there are no load management issues that the Los Angeles Lakers will be able to defend well against the Phoenix Suns, and ultimately leave the Staples Center with a victory. Final score prediction, Los Angeles Lakers win 115 - 107.