Thursday, March 9, 2017
US Airways Center
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The Los Angeles Lakers head to US Airways Center to take on the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Phoenix as 7 point favorites.
The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 19-45. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.0 as they are averaging 104.0 points per game while giving up 111.0 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 21-43. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.8 points per game and surrendering 112.8, good for a point differential of -5.0.
Jordan Clarkson comes into this game averaging 14 points per contest while playing 27.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Lakers. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Julius Randle averages 12.8 points per game in 28.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
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Eric Bledsoe averages 21.4 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Devin Booker averages 20.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Los Angeles averages 104 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.97 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.3 per game. The Lakers allow 111 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 25.4 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Phoenix averages 107.8 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -4.95 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 25th in the NBA. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 3rd with 15.8 per game. The Suns allow 112.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Suns force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 105.7 and a defensive rating of 112.8. In terms of pace they average 98.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Suns rating on offense is 107 and they have a defensive rating of 111.9. They get 99.8 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 26% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 27-35-2 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 34-29-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 33-29-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 40-23-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
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Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles +7
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