After a day off, the NBA betting action goes on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, with 12 games around the Association, so we have prepared the best Lakers vs. Suns betting pick along with the latest odds update on MyBookie Sportsbook.
Phoenix eyes its seventh consecutive victory over Los Angeles. The Suns have covered the spread in each of their previous three encounters with the Lakers in 2021-22.
The Lakers are in dire straights
The Los Angeles Lakers fell to 31-47 straight up and 32-46 ATS on the season following a 129-118 defeat to the Denver Nuggets this past Sunday. They failed to cover a 5.5-point spread in front of the home audience and extended their losing streak to six games.
With LeBron James on the sidelines due to an ankle injury, Anthony Davis led the charge for Los Angeles. The Brow accounted for 28 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, three blocks, and a couple of steals, while Russell Westbrook added 27 points, ten boards, and seven dimes.
With four games to go, the Lakers are in a tough situation. They occupy the 11th spot in the Western Conference, trailing the No. 10 San Antonio Spurs by a couple of games. LeBron is doubtful to play against the Suns, and the Lakers desperately need their best player on the floor if they want to break out of their funk.
The Suns lost two in a row
The Phoenix Suns (62-16; 42-36 ATS) are coming off a shocking 117-96 defeat at the Oklahoma City Thunder this past Sunday. Although Devin Booker, Deandre Ayton, and Jae Crowder all got a rest day, the Suns were listed as huge 14-point road favorites.
The Suns’ offense struggled mightily in Booker’s absence. Phoenix made only 41.6% of its field goals and 18.4% of its triples (7-for-38). On the other side of the ball, the Suns allowed the Thunder to dish out 33 assists and shot 41.5% from beyond the 3-point line (17-for-41).
Phoenix has already clinched the best record in the league. With nothing to play for in their final four contests, the Suns might decide to rest some players again.
- 0-6 ATS in the last six games against Phoenix
- 1-4 ATS in the last five games overall
- 1-8 ATS in the last nine games against the Western Conference
- 4-1 ATS in the last five home games against the Lakers
- 8-3 ATS in the last 11 games played on Tuesday
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns Pick
This is a tough game to bet on. The Lakers have been horrible as of late, but the Suns can rest all their key players if they want to. I lean toward the hosts because of the Lakers’ poor run of form, hoping to see Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton back in the lineup.
Also, keep in mind that LeBron James’ eventual presence would be a huge boost for the Lakers’ offense. On the other hand, the Lakers’ defense has been a disaster over the last ten games, yielding 123.8 points per 100 possessions (28th in the NBA).
Pick: Take Phoenix Suns
The total has gone over in seven of the Lakers’ last nine contests overall and eight of the Suns’ previous 12. Both Los Angeles and Phoenix prefer to play at a fast pace, so I would ride those betting trends and take the over.
The Lakers have allowed their rivals to hit a 120-point mark in eight of their last ten showings. Seven of their previous nine games have produced 231 or more points in total. If the Suns come in full strength, the Lakers’ D will be in trouble.
Pick: Go over