NBA Matchups  >>  Phoenix Suns vs. LA Lakers Lakers Preview 02/12/2013

 
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The Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers will both be gunning for a victory on Tuesday when they meet at STAPLES Center.
Oddsmakers currently have the Lakers listed as 9-point favorites versus the Suns, while the game's total is sitting at 202.
Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 97-69 loser as they battled the Thunder at home. The Suns failed to cover in the match as an 8-point underdog, while 166 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 107-97 loser as they battled the Heat on the road. The Lakers failed to cover in the match as a 9-point underdog, while 204 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Phoenix:
Team record: 17-35 SU, 20-30-2 ATS
Current streak: lost 3 straight games.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games when playing LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of last 6 games

When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Portland are 4-6
After playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Los Angeles:
Team record: 24-28 SU, 21-31 ATS

LA Lakers are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Phoenix
LA Lakers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of the LA Lakers last 5 games when playing Phoenix

When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing LA Clippers are 7-3
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6


NEXT UP:
Phoenix at Portland, Tuesday, February 19
LA Lakers home to LA Clippers, Thursday, February 14