Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns NBA Game Picks 11/12/2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers (7-2, 1st in the Pacific Division) travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena on Tuesday where they'll meet the Phoenix Suns (6-3, 2nd in the Pacific Division). The odds on this contest have Los Angeles as 2 point favorites. The total has been set at 218.
The Lakers are covering the spread 66.7% of the time, having gone 6-3-0 ATS. Phoenix is covering 88.9% of the time, going 8-1-0 against the spread.
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
11/9/2019 Talen Horton-Tucker SG Foot Game Time Decision
11/9/2019 Rajon Rondo PG Calf Expected to be out until at least Nov 12
8/15/2019 DeMarcus Cousins C Knee Expected to be out until at least May 15
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
11/9/2019 Jalen Lecque PG Calf Game Time Decision
11/4/2019 Ty Jerome PG Ankle Expected to be out until at least Nov 29
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 26.6 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 89%. LeBron James averages 24.6 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 11.0 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Devin Booker averages 25.8 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. Kelly Oubre averages 17.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles averages 108.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 46.6 rebounds per game and 25.1 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15.1 per game. The Lakers allow 100.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 21.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 7th place in the league. They force 17.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 5th in the league with 116.8 points per game this year. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.8. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They are 26th in the league in rebounding with 42.9 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 28.1. The Suns are 18th in turnovers per game with 15.6. The Suns surrender 109.0 points per contest, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 21.9 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 43.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 18.4 per game.
The Lakers are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 98.1, and their offensive rating of 106.2 is ranked 2nd. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 100.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 19th. As a unit they are 22nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 26th in the NBA. Los Angeles is 19th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 29th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 19th in the NBA. The Suns are 4th in the league in defensive rating with 103.6, and their offensive rating of 111 is ranked 9th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 104 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 2nd. As a unit they are 2nd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Lakers/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles +2
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