The LA Lakers (35-37) and the Phoenix Suns (38-33) will go head-to-head in a Pacific Division game at the Crypto.com Arena on Wednesday. Going into the game, the Phoenix Suns occupy the Western Conference’s fourth seed, seven places ahead of the LA Lakers, who are 11th. This will be the penultimate regular-season meeting between these Pacific teams, with Phoenix Suns having a 3-0 record in the series.
LA Lakers VS Phoenix Suns Betting expert picks
LA Lakers VS Phoenix Suns Moneyline
Bet on the Phoenix Suns to win (1.83) on the moneyline.
Despite a dominant 111-105 victory against the Orlando Magic last time out, the LA Lakers are the +100 home underdogs. They’ve gone 6-4 recently, including 3-2 in their last five at Crypto.com Arena. Despite their recent 124-120 loss against the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Phoenix Suns are still expected to come out on top. They’ve won nine of their last ten games against the LA Lakers, giving them -120 moneyline odds and an implied probability of 55% of a road win.
Take a chance on the Phoenix Suns to win the game. In their last 10 meetings with the LA Lakers, they have had a record of 9-1 and recently they achieved a 130-104 victory at the Footprint Center on December 2022.
LA Lakers VS Phoenix Suns Spread
Take the Phoenix Suns -1.0 (1.91) as they are the best bet.
The Phoenix Suns begin as the 1-point favorites against the LA Lakers. The spread is so close that it could be a neck-and-neck battle. On average, the winning margin across the ten most recent LA Lakers-Phoenix Suns contests was 16.0 points.
Picking the LA Lakers would’ve failed to pay off in their last three games. Their overall record stands at 34-36-1 ATS. In their past ten matches, the LA Lakers beat the spread five times. They scored 113.4 points per game on average, while their opponents averaged 109.7 points.
For the six recent games that the Phoenix Suns played, they failed to cover five times. Their overall record ATS for the season is 36-33-2. The Phoenix Suns have had success covering the spread in four of their last ten games. In Western Conference matchups, they ended up 57-49 ATS recently.
LA Lakers VS Phoenix Suns Total
Go for Total under 227.5 (1.91) on the total.
The LA Lakers and the Phoenix Suns have experienced a sequence of low-scoring, uneventful games. The total amount of points scored in their last ten encounters averaged 214.
For this latest showdown, the total line is available at 227.5. This is 6.1 points higher than the combined 221.4-point average the LA Lakers and the Phoenix Suns put up in their last five meetings. Betting on the Under in the total market returns odds of -110.
The LA Lakers are 33-37 O/U against the total this season. Their record at the Crypto.com Arena is 14-21 O/U. Fans have witnessed 221.2 points on average in the last five LA Lakers home games. The score dipped below the total three times, going 3-6 O/U in the last ten matches overall.
The Phoenix Suns are 19-16 O/U away from home this season. In four of their last five road games, the total went over. The Phoenix Suns had seven of their previous 10 games going above the predicted total line, averaging 229.4 points.
LA Lakers VS Phoenix Suns Betting trends
AZ sports betting sites offer odds for the LA Lakers and the Phoenix Suns standoff
- Moneyline (ML): Phoenix Suns (-120) | LA Lakers (+100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Phoenix Suns -1.0 (-110) | LA Lakers +1.0 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 227.5 (-110) | (-110)
LA Lakers Form
The LA Lakers are on a three game winning run against Pacific opponents ahead of their latest divisional matchup. They previously came away with a 111-105 result against the Orlando Magic, which gave them a 6-4 record across their past 10 matches.
On average, the LA Lakers are averaging 116.4 points in the NBA this season and 116.8 points when playing at the Crypto.com Arena. The LA Lakers defense has really kicked it into gear lately! Over their last five matches, they’ve held opponents to 110.0 points per game – much stingier than their season average of 116.8 PPG.
The playoff dream is close to over for the LA Lakers after 72 games. The hosts have suffered 37 losses in 72 contests this season, putting them in a precarious position of potentially not qualifying for the Western playoffs.
LeBron James and Mohamed Bamba are both set to miss the game.
Phoenix Suns Form
The Phoenix Suns are in a difficult spot going into their next game against the LA Lakers. They have lost four out of the last five matches, resulting in a season record of 38-33. Their most recent game ended with a score of 124-120 against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The Phoenix Suns are scoring 113.4 points on average in the NBA this season and 112.5 points on the road. Defensively, the Phoenix Suns have stumbled in recent matches, allowing 120.8 points over their last five and an average 111.6 points across all games.
The playoff battle is heating up, and the Phoenix Suns aren’t backing down. With a strong hold on the fourth seed in the Western Conference, they boast an impressive 38 victories out of 71 games, making their mark in the quest for postseason glory.
Kevin Durant and DeAndre Ayton are both set to miss the game.
LA Lakers VS Phoenix Suns H2H history
The total went over the 227.5 total line in the most recent encounter between these teams in December 2022. The matchup took place at the Footprint Center and ended in a 130-104 victory for the Phoenix Suns. Based on the past ten contests of this series, the Phoenix Suns should be confident. They took nine victories over the LA Lakers during this run, losing on only one occasion.
In their last ten contests, the LA Lakers scored an average of 99.1 points per game, while the Phoenix Suns conceded an average of 114.9 points.