Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 11/13/2017
Monday, November 13, 2017
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Monday, November 13, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Phoenix as 1 point favorites.
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The Lakers come into this game with an overall record of 5-8. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.8 as they are averaging 100.0 points per game while giving up 102.8 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 5-9. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 99.8 points per game and surrendering 109.9, good for a point differential of -10.1.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 6-7-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 5-8-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 6-8-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 8-6-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/02/17 F Larry Nance Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/29/17 C Greg Monroe Calf is out indefinitely
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
Lonzo Ball averages 9.1 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.2 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Los Angeles. His field goal percentage is 31% for the year while his free throw percentage is 50%. Jordan Clarkson comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 20.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Lakers. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%.
T.J. Warren averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Devin Booker averages 20.1 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers allow 102.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.5 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league. Los Angeles averages 100 points per contest this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.77 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 16.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrender 109.9 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 26th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 20.6 assists allowed per contest, and 24th with 44.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 6th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season. Phoenix is 23rd in the league with 99.8 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -10.07. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 42.9 boards per game and 30th in assists per contest with 16.8. The Suns are 9th in turnovers per game with 15.1.
The Lakers are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 100.7, and their defensive rating of 103.5 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 20th. As a team they are 24th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 27% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Los Angeles is 4th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 22nd in the league.
Phoenix is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Suns are 26th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.7, and their defensive rating of 113 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 97.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 29th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles +1
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