Suns vs Lakers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/10/2020
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Monday, February 10, 2020
Location: Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: NBA TV
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -11
LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers (39-12, 1st in the Pacific Division) host the Phoenix Suns (21-32, 4th in the Pacific Division) at Staples Center on Monday, February 10, 2020. Los Angeles opens this game as 11 point favorites. The total has been set at 227.
The Suns are covering the spread 48.1% of the time, having gone 25-27-1 ATS. Los Angeles is covering 52.0% of the time, going 26-24-1 against the spread.
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
02/08/20 SF Dario Saric Ankle is questionable Monday vs LA Lakers
02/08/20 SG Tyler Johnson Knee is questionable Monday vs LA Lakers
01/04/20 PF Frank Kaminsky Knee is out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Lakers Injuries
10/19/19 C DeMarcus Cousins Knee is out for season
Kelly Oubre comes into this game averaging 19.2 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Devin Booker averages 26.7 points per contest in 35.9 minutes per game. He averages 6.3 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 92%.
LeBron James scores 25.0 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.7 rebounds per contest and has 10.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Anthony Davis averages 26.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.2 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 112.7 points per contest, which is 13th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 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 23rd in the NBA. They average 43.7 boards per contest and 26.9 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 15th with 14.8 per game. The Suns allow 113.6 points per contest, which is 20th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 22nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 10th, and they allow 23.9 assists per game which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Los Angeles is 7th in the NBA with 114.4 points per contest this season. They are 1st in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 7.14. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 12th in the league. They are 7th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.9 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 26.2. The Lakers are 9th in turnovers per contest with 15.2. The Lakers give up 107.3 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 6th with 23.0 dimes allowed per game and 1st with 41.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Lakers are 24th in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per contest this year.
The Suns are 17th in the league in defensive rating with 111.1, and their offensive rating of 110.2 is ranked 17th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 101.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 20th. As a unit they are 11th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in the NBA. Phoenix is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Los Angeles is 10th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 24th in the league. The Lakers are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.4, and their defensive rating of 106.3 is ranked 4th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 2nd. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Lakers NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix +11
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