At 3:30 ET, the Los Angeles Lakers will travel to Phoenix to take on the Suns in a Western Pacific Division matchup. The Suns are currently favored by 4 points and have a record of 33-24, which has them sitting 8th in the West. The Lakers are 9th in the conference with a record of 31-27.

This game will be televised on ABC and will take place at Footprint Center. The over/under line for this game is currently set at 238.5 points.

LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS PHOENIX SUNS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Los Angeles Lakers +4

This game will be played at Footprint Center at 3:30 ET on Sunday, February 25th.

WHY BET THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 134-124 in favor of the Lakers.
  • Our projections have Anthony Davis finishing with Anthony Davis points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Lakers finishing with a field goal percentage of 47.6% and knocking down 14 threes.

Do the Lakers Have What it Takes on the Road?

The Lakers come into today’s game as the 9th seed in the Western Conference with a record of 31-27. In the Pacific Division, they are in 4th place.

On the road, the Lakers are 11-18 this season. Their straight-up record as the underdog is 10-17, and they are 12-17 against the spread on the road.

Against the Western Conference, the Lakers are 21-18 compared to 10-9 in non-conference games. This season, they are 26-32 ATS.

In their last game, the Lakers beat the Spurs by a score of 123-118. The O/U line for that game was 240.5, and the Lakers were favored by 11 points.

This season, the Lakers have an O/U record of 32-26. In their games, the average combined scoring total is 234.3 points, and today’s O/U line is set at 238.5.

Heading into their matchup with the Suns, the Lakers are 13th in the NBA in scoring at 117 points per game. However, on the road, they are averaging 116.3 points per game compared to 117.6 at home.

When it comes to pace, the Lakers are 6th in the league at 101.1 possessions per game. This has helped them get out to a 4th ranked field goal percentage of 49%. In terms of two-point shooting, they are 9th in the NBA at 56%.

One area where the Lakers have struggled is three-point shooting. They are 27th in the league in three-point makes and 30th in three-point attempts. Overall, they have hit 36% of their looks from beyond the arc.

At present, the Lakers’ defense is ranked 19th, allowing 117.3 points per game. Los Angeles’ defense is currently forcing 13.2 turnovers per game, which is 20th in the league. Additionally, they enter the game ranked 10th in blocked shots, with an average of 5.7 rejections per game.

Can the Suns Deliver Being Favored at Home?

Today, the Suns will look to extend their home winning streak to eight games as they face the Lakers. Phoenix is favored by 4 points and has a record of 18-11 at home this season.

On the season, the Suns have an average scoring differential of +3.2 points per game at home. In their last game, they were favored by 2.5 points against the Rockets but lost the game straight up by a score of 114-110.

Phoenix’s O/U record for the season is 27-30, and the under has hit in their last three games. This year, their games have averaged 231.9 points per game, which is lower than today’s O/U line of 238.5.

In Western Conference play, the Suns are 19-17, which has them in 8th place. Against the spread, they are 23-33 for the season and have failed to cover in their last two games.

The Suns’ most recent game against the Rockets finished with a combined score of 224 points, which was below the O/U line of 234. In their last two games, they have lost straight up.

So far this season, the Suns are averaging 117.4 points per game, which is 12th in the NBA. At home, they are averaging 117.6 points per game.

Phoenix has outscored the NBA scoring average in 54.4% of their games. They have scored less than their own average in three straight games.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Suns are 3rd in the league at 49%. They are also 3rd in true shooting percentage.

So far, the Suns’ defense is ranked 15th in the league at 114.5 points per contest. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Suns are forcing 14.1 per game, which is 27th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 4th in blocked shots at 6.1 per game.