Wednesday, February 15, 2017
US Airways Center
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Phoenix as 3 point favorites.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 19-37. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.8 as they are averaging 104.7 points per game while giving up 110.5 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 17-39. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.4 points per game and surrendering 112.6, good for a point differential of -6.2.
Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Lou Williams averages 18.4 points per game in 24.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 2.3 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Eric Bledsoe averages 21.5 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Devin Booker averages 21.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Los Angeles averages 104.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.84 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the league. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 20.7 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 15.3 per game. The Lakers allow 110.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.4 rebounds a game which ranks 21st and they give up 25 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
Phoenix averages 106.4 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the NBA. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 3rd with 15.6 per game. The Suns allow 112.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 28th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.2 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. The Suns force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Lakers have an offensive rating of 106.5 and a defensive rating of 112.5. In terms of pace they average 98.3 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 30% of their shots. Los Angeles turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%.
The Suns rating on offense is 106.2 and they have a defensive rating of 112.4. They get 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 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 27-28-1 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 31-24-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 27-27-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 34-21-1 against the over/under
Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
02/13/17 PG D'Angelo Russell Knee probable Tuesday vs. Sacramento
Phoenix Suns Injuries
02/08/17 F Dragan Bender Ankle out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix -3
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