Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers NBA Picks & Predictions 2/6/2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Staples Center to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 2 point favorites.
The Suns head into this matchup with a mark of 18-36. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -7.3 as they are averaging 104.9 points per contest while giving up 112.2 per game. The Lakers have an overall mark of 21-31. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.6 points per contest and giving up 110.0, which is a point differential of -3.4.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 26-26-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 26-28-0 against the over/under
Important Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Lakers are 27-25-0 against the spread
The Los Angeles Lakers are 27-25-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
02/05/18 SG Devin Booker Hip left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs LA Lakers
02/04/18 F Marquese Chriss Suspension Served is probable Tuesday vs LA Lakers
01/31/18 G Isaiah Canaan Foot is out for season
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
01/25/18 PG Lonzo Ball MCL is out indefinitely
T.J. Warren comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 5.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Devin Booker averages 24.1 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Kyle Kuzma averages 15.7 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year for the Lakers. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Brandon Ingram averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 104.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.31 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game, which ranks them 13th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 3rd with 15.9 per game. The Suns allow 112.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 12th in the league with 106.6 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -3.37. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 2nd in the league in rebounding with 46.3 boards per game, and 9th in assists per contest with 23.4. The Lakers are 2nd in turnovers per game with 16.2. The Lakers surrender 110 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 22.9 assists allowed per contest and 27th with 45.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Lakers are 24th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season.
The Suns are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.1, and their defensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 4th in the league with 99.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 30th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Phoenix is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Los Angeles is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 18th in the league. The Lakers are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.3, and their defensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 1st in the league with 100.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles -2
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