Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 10/24/2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 3.5 point favorites.
The Lakers have a regular season record of 0-3. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -6.3 as they average 125.3 points per game while giving up 131.7 per contest. The Suns have an overall mark of 1-2. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They total 105 points per contest and give up 114, which is a point differential of -9.
Valuable Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 0-2-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 2-0-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
10/21/18 SF Brandon Ingram Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 10/29 vs Minnesota)
10/21/18 PG Rajon Rondo Suspension 3-game suspension (eligible to return 10/27 vs San Antonio)
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/23/18 G Troy Daniels Concussion is questionable Wednesday vs LA Lakers
LeBron James comes into this contest averaging 27.3 points per game while playing 39.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 8.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Kyle Kuzma averages 21 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Devin Booker averages 29.3 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 6.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Josh Jackson averages 7.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.7 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 40%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 125.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 47.3 rebounds per game and 28 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 17th with 13.3 per game. The Lakers allow 131.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 41% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.7 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 25 assists per contest, which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 26th in the league with 105 points per game this year. They are 12th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -9.0. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 14th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 43 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 26.3. The Suns are 5th in turnovers per game with 17. The Suns surrender 114 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 30.3 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 44 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game.
The Lakers are 9th in the league in defensive rating with 118.3, and their offensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 26th. They are 3rd in the NBA in pace with 107.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 9th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 16th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 2nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 7th in the NBA. The Suns are 26th in the league in defensive rating with 114.9, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 22nd. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 12th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix +3.5
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