Lakers vs. Suns Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, March 22, 2023

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Lakers vs. Suns Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 22, 2023

NBA Predictions

Devin Booker’s Phoenix Suns (38-33) are only 1-point underdogs in Wednesday’s game against Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers (35-37). A 229.5-point over/under is set for the game.

Lakers vs. Suns Odds

  • Lakers odds to win: -113
  • Suns odds to win: -106
  • Spread: Lakers (-1)
  • Total: 229.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Where: Arena in Los Angeles, California
  • TV: ESPN, SportsNet LA, and BSAZ

Who Will Win Lakers vs. Suns?

Lakers and Suns Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Lakers are 9-11-1 against the spread when favored by 1 point or more this season.

In games this season in which they were an underdog by 1 point or more, the Suns have a 12-14-2 record against the spread.

The two teams average a combined 0.3 more points per game (229.8) than this game’s over/under of 229.5 points.

Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 228.4 points per game, 1.1 fewer than the point total in this game.

The average total the Lakers have had set in matchups this year is 3.7 more points than this outing’s point total.

The average over/under for Phoenix’s games this season is 4.5 fewer points than the point total of 229.5 for this outing.

Los Angeles is 34-35-3 against the spread this season.

The Suns’ ATS record is 35-33-3 this year.

Lakers Stats & Insights

The Lakers score 116.4 points per game (eighth in the NBA) and allow 116.8 (21st in the league) for a -27 scoring differential overall.

The Lakers rank fifth in the league at 45.6 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 45.4 their opponents average.

Los Angeles makes 10.7 three-pointers per game (25th in the league) while shooting 34% from deep (26th in the NBA). It is making 1.8 fewer threes per outing than its opponents, who drain 12.5 per game while shooting 34.1%.

The Lakers rank 23rd in the league by averaging 110.8 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively are 13th in the NBA, allowing 111.5 points per 100 possessions.

So far in 2022-23, the Lakers’ offense has been slightly better at home, where they score 116.8 points per game, compared to on the road, where they record 116.1 per game. Defensively, they have been much better when playing at home, where they allow 113.9 points per game, versus playing on the road, where they allow opponents to average 119.6 per game.

Suns Stats & Insights

The Suns outscore opponents by 1.8 points per game (posting 113.4 points per game, 19th in league, and conceding 111.6 per outing, fourth in NBA) and have a +125 scoring differential.

Phoenix is 10th in the NBA at 44.1 rebounds per game. That’s 1.4 more than the 42.7 its opponents average.

The Suns hit 12.3 three-pointers per game (13th in the league) at a 37.7% rate (fifth-best in NBA), compared to the 11.6 their opponents make, shooting 35.9% from deep.

The Suns score 111.7 points per 100 possessions (16th in league), while conceding 110 points per 100 possessions (seventh in NBA).

Phoenix is putting up more points at home (114.2 per game) than on the road (112.5).

Lakers Key Players to Watch

The Lakers get 25.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists from Davis.

D’Angelo Russell averages 17.9 points per game while adding 3.1 rebounds and 6.2 assists for the Lakers.

The Lakers get three three-pointers per game out of Malik Beasley.

Jarred Vanderbilt averages 1.1 steals per game, while Davis has 2.1 blocks per contest.

Suns Key Players to Watch

Booker puts up 28 points per game and also tacks on 4.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists per contest.

Torrey Craig has per-game averages of 7.4 points, 1.6 assists and 5.6 rebounds this season.

Damion Lee makes 1.5 treys per game.

The Suns’ defensive effort gets a lift from Chris Paul’s 1.6 steals and Bismack Biyombo’s 1.3 blocks per game.

Lakers vs. Suns Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Lakers (- 1)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (229.5)

  • Prediction:
    Lakers 115 – Suns 114

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