Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns: Predictions and Betting Tips
Los Angeles Lakers:
The Lakers are second in the Western Conference standings, winning 24 out of 35 matches.
Left without Anthony Davis, who suffered a calf injury, Frank Vogel’s wards looked pretty bad. Until last weekend, they suffered four defeats in a row and only then beat Portland Trail Blazers (102:93) and Golden State Warriors (117:91).
The Lakers dealt with the Warriors relatively easily, as they were leading +29 by the break, and also dominated the rebounds. At the same time, no one was noted for high performance, and only LeBron James reached the mark of 19 points.
Davis will not return to the court until mid-March, but Damian Jones, with a back injury, has a chance to play against the Suns.
The Suns are fourth in the Western Conference standings with 22 wins and 11 losses.
The Suns played much better than the Lakers last month, winning 14 of their last 16 meetings.
The day before, Monty Williams’ wards dealt with Minnesota Timberwolves (118:99). Devin Booker brought the team 43 points, and Deandre Ayton and Chris Paul scored double-doubles, moreover, the latter made 15 assists at once.
Phoenix currently has no staffing problems, which makes it stand out in comparison with most teams.
Prediction and Betting Tips:
In the upcoming match, the bookmakers give the advantage to the hosts: the Lakers win – 1.83, the Phoenix win – 2.00.
Frank Vogel’s wards looked great against the backdrop of Golden State, but something tells us that it was just a fleeting shine.
Yes, LeBron James is able to play even better, but the rest of the basketball players are unlikely. Alex Caruso and Markiff Morris were second in scoring with 13 points, but that indicator is not impressive given the Warriors’ weakness on the defensive.
The Suns have one of the best defensive teams in the league, capable of, if not to win, then to compete with the reigning champion. Our prediction and bet – Phoenix Suns to win with the odds of 2.0.
The second betting option is “Lakers Individual Total Under 109.5 with the odds of 1.80. Only LeBron can now score more than 30 points, and the rest, it seems to us, have neither the attitude nor the skills.
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