Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers Free NBA Picks & Odds 1-3-2016
by Guy Bruhn - 1/2/2016
Sunday, January 3, 2016
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday, January 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has Phoenix as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.5.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 12-23 and a road record of 4-13. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 102.8 points per game while giving up 105.6 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 7-27 and a home record of 3-9. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 96.6 points per game and surrendering 106.6, good for a point differential of -9.9.
Brandon Knight comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 35.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Markieff Morris averages 10.5 points per game in 23.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Kobe Bryant averages 17.2 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Jordan Clarkson averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Phoenix averages 102.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 51.4 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 16.9 per game. The Suns allow 105.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Los Angeles averages 96.6 points per game this year which ranks them 28th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 30th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per contest which ranks them 13th and 28th respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 9th with 14.1 per game. The Lakers allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.4 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. The Lakers force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 15-20-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 18-17-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 14-20-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 16-18-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
01/01/16 F Jon Leuer Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Sacramento
01/01/16 PG Ronnie Price Toe "?" Saturday vs. Sacramento
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/02/16 G Kobe Bryant Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Phoenix
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix
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