NBA Betting Picks: Lakers vs Suns
The Phoenix Suns will play their first home game of the season when they host the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night. The latest NBA odds as posted by Diamond Sports International have the Lakers listed as five point favorites heading into this game.
This will be just the second game of the year for the Lakers as they defeated the Houston Rockets at home to start the season by the final score of 112-110.
The Suns enter this game with a measure of revenge as the Lakers beat Phoenix in six games in last season’s Western Conference finals. For the new look Suns this will be their third game of the season and the first time they are playing in a back-to-back scenario. If they played like they did against the Jazz on Thursday, it won’t matter how rested they are.
The Suns tortured the Jazz all night long as they lead wire to wire. It was the usual Steve Nash show with a flurry of three point shots to get out to a hot start. The Suns got a surprising effort from Hakim Warrick who delivered with an 18-point, 11-rebound game, his first double-double since he did it against the Suns last January. When the game was over the Suns bench had dismantled the bench of the Jazz outscoring them 50-16. Now they hope to carry that momentum against the Lakers.
The Suns need to keep center Robin Lopez out of foul trouble so they can have size down low against the Lakers. The home team is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings and the Suns will have the advantage of a raucous crowd on opening night. The Suns are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a win and 19-6-1 ATS in their last 26 home games. The Lakers are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games as a road favorite of 0.5-4.5 and the Suns will beat the Lakers on Friday night.
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