Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 10/28/2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:00 PM
US Airways Center in Phoenix
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The Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns will hook-up on Wednesday night for the first game of the season for the Suns. The Lakers will be playing their second in as many nights, as they take on Houston on Tuesday night. Both the Lakers and Suns are looking to improve upon their struggles of a season ago. The Lakers finished with the second worst record in all of the Western Conference last year; with a 27-55 record. For Phoenix, they failed to make the postseason, winning 48 games.
The Los Angeles Lakers went 27-55 a season ago, and won just 6 of 16 divisional games. The Lakers won just 3 pre-season games this fall. The Lakers are looking to guys like Wayne Ellington and Ronnie Price to fill in for the injured Steve Nash. A report earlier said Nash would likely be out for the season. Kobe Bryant returns this season, and he will be aided by the veteran Carlos Boozer.
For the Phoenix Suns, they are hoping for another big time scoring season out of guard Goran Dragic. The guard scored just under 21 points per game last season. Phoenix also enjoyed the big man Miles Plumlee, and his 7.8 rebounds per game. The Suns during the pre-season won 5 out of 7 games. In the finale, a 105-100 win over the Utah Jazz, they saw Dragic score 18 points, along with 17 from Markieff Morris and 14 from point guard Eric Bledsoe. Phoenix will face a tough start, after they host the Lakers, they will welcome the San Antonio Spurs to town on Friday.
Injuries to Watch
Los Angeles Lakers
10/28/14 G Xavier Henry Knee is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. Houston
10/27/14 C Jordan Hill Neck probable Tuesday vs. Houston
10/27/14 G Ronnie Price Knee is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Houston
10/27/14 F Ryan Kelly Hamstring is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. Houston
10/27/14 G Wayne Ellington Concussion is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. Houston
10/23/14 G Steve Nash Back out for season
10/04/14 G Nick Young Thumb expected to miss 6-8 weeks
10/27/14 F P.J. Tucker Suspension expected to miss 3 games
10/24/14 F T.J. Warren Thumb out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix
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