Friday, December 9, 2016
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, December 9, 2016. The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 6-16. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.2 as they are averaging 105.7 points per game while giving up 113.0 per contest. The Lakers have an overall record of 10-14. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.5 points per game and surrendering 110.3, good for a point differential of -5.8.
Eric Bledsoe comes into this contest averaging 18.8 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Devin Booker averages 19 points per game in 32.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Jordan Clarkson averages 14.6 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Julius Randle averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.9 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 68%.
Phoenix averages 105.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 53.9 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 16.3 per game. The Suns allow 113 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 54.4 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 23 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. They force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Los Angeles averages 104.5 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -5.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 20.8 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Lakers rank 27th with 16.4 per game. The Lakers allow 110.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.4 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 26.4 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. The Lakers force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 102.8 and a defensive rating of 109.8. In terms of pace they average 101.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Lakers rating on offense is 105.4 and they have a defensive rating of 111.3. They get 99.1 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. Los Angeles turns the ball over on 14.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 11-10-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 15-7-0 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 11-12-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 14-9-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
11/23/16 F TJ Warren Head out indefinitely
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
12/07/16 C Tarik Black Ankle "?"
12/05/16 PG Jose Calderon Hamstring expected to miss 2-4 weeks
11/29/16 F Nick Young Ankle out indefinitely
11/23/16 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -4
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