Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 11/17/2017
Friday, November 17, 2017
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The Phoenix Suns head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, November 17, 2017. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Suns head into this matchup with a mark of 5-10. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.0 as they are averaging 106.1 points per contest while giving up 115.1 per game. The Lakers have an overall record of 6-9. They currently are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 103.7 points per game and surrendering 106.5, good for a point differential of -2.8.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 6-9-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 8-7-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 7-8-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 6-9-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
11/15/17 C Tyson Chandler Illness is "?" Thursday vs. Houston
11/15/17 C Greg Monroe Calf is upgraded to "?" Thursday vs. Houston
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/02/17 F Larry Nance Jr. Thumb is out indefinitely
Devin Booker comes into this game averaging 23.2 points per contest while playing 33.7 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 89%. T.J. Warren averages 18.7 points per contest in 29.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 6 rebounds per contest for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Jordan Clarkson has scored 15.8 points per contest while playing 22.1 minutes per game this season for the Lakers. He hauls in 2.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Lonzo Ball averages 9 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 32.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.6 rebounds per game and 6.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 30% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 106.1 points per contest this year, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -9.07 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 24th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 46.3 boards per contest and 17.9 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 8th with 16.4 per game. The Suns allow 115.1 points per contest which is 30th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 24th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 47.3 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they allow 21.3 assists per game which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 21st in the NBA with 103.7 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -2.8. They shoot 29% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.5 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 21.3. The Lakers are 2nd in turnovers per contest with 17.5. The Lakers give up 106.5 points per game, which ranks them 18th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 10th and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.2 dimes allowed per game and 27th with 46.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Lakers are 20th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per contest this year.
The Suns are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 102.4, and their defensive rating of 111.1 is ranked 3rd. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 103.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 28th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league. Phoenix is 13th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 14th in the league.
Los Angeles is 6th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 25th in the league. The Lakers are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 99.5, and their defensive rating of 102.2 is ranked 27th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 103.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 27th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles -5.5
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