Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers - 1/1/20 NBA Picks, Odds, and Prediction
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Spectrum SportsNet
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -11
Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers (26-7, 1st in the Pacific Division) host the Phoenix Suns (13-20, 3rd in the Pacific Division) at Staples Center on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Los Angeles opens this contest as 11 point favorites. The over/under opens at 226.
The Suns cover the spread 56.2% of the time, having gone 18-14-1 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 54.5% of the time, going 18-15-0 against the spread.
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
8/15/2019 DeMarcus Cousins C Knee Expected to be out until at least May 15
Kelly Oubre averages 17.7 points per contest in 33.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.7 assists per game and 6.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. Devin Booker comes into this game averaging 24.9 points per contest while playing 35.8 minutes per night. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 91%.
LeBron James averages 25.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.0 minutes per game. He also hauls in 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes 10.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 69%. Anthony Davis scores 27.3 points per contest while playing 35.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 9.3 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns allow 115.1 points per contest which is 25th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 28th and 27th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.1 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 23.9 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Phoenix averages 114.3 points per contest, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 12th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 43.1 boards per contest and 28.3 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 20th with 14.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Lakers give up 105.3 points per game, which ranks them 5th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 7th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 22.8 dimes allowed per game and 3rd with 41.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Lakers are 24th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per contest. Los Angeles is 9th in the NBA with 112.4 points per contest this season. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.2. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 18th in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.2 boards per contest and 7th in assists per game with 26.1. The Lakers are 14th in turnovers per contest with 15.3.
The Suns are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 111.3, and their offensive rating of 110.5 is ranked 19th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 102.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in the NBA. Phoenix is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 13th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 24th in the NBA. The Lakers are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 104.8, and their offensive rating of 111.9 is ranked 4th. They are 16th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 23rd in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Los Angeles -11 and over 226 total points
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Today's NBA Picks
Get all of Today's Guaranteed Expert NBA Picks