Lakers vs. Suns Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, April 7, 2023

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Lakers vs. Suns Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, April 7, 2023

NBA Predictions

The Phoenix Suns (45-35) will need a huge game out of leading scorer Devin Booker (27.8 ppg) if they want to hang with the favored Los Angeles Lakers (41-39). LeBron James and the Lakers are double-digit favorites (-12.5) against the Suns on April 7, 2023. The over/under for the game is 224.5.

Lakers vs. Suns Odds

  • Lakers odds to win: -767
  • Suns odds to win: +535
  • Spread: Lakers (-12.5)
  • Total: 224.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Friday, April 7, 2023 at 10:30 PM ET
  • Where: Arena in Los Angeles, California
  • TV: NBA TV, SportsNet LA, and BSAZ

Who Will Win Lakers vs. Suns?

Lakers and Suns Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Suns have not yet covered the spread as underdogs of 12.5 points or more this year (0-2).

These two teams average 230.7 points per game combined, 6.2 more than the total of 224.5.

Opponents of the two teams average a combined 3.6 more points per game, 228.1, than this game’s total of 224.5 points.

The average point total in Lakers games this season is 9.2 more points than the over/under of 224.5 in this matchup.

The average point total for Phoenix this year is 0.6 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Los Angeles is 39-38-3 against the spread this season.

So far this season, the Suns have put together a 40-37-3 record against the spread.

Lakers Stats & Insights

The Lakers have a +22 scoring differential, putting up 117 points per game (eighth in the league) and giving up 116.7 (20th in the NBA).

The 45.6 rebounds per game the Lakers average rank sixth in the league. Their opponents record 44.8 per contest.

Los Angeles knocks down two fewer threes per contest than the opposition, 10.6 (28th in the league) compared to its opponents’ 12.6.

The Lakers average 111.7 points per 100 possessions on offense (20th in the league), and give up 111.7 points per 100 possessions (15th in the NBA).

The Lakers have scored at a lower rate in home games than away from home in the 2022-23 season (116.6 at home versus 117.3 on the road), and have surrendered fewer points at home than away from home (113.9 opponent points per home game versus 119.4 on the road).

Suns Stats & Insights

The Suns have a +189 scoring differential, topping opponents by 2.3 points per game. They’re putting up 113.7 points per game, 17th in the league, and are allowing 111.4 per outing to rank fifth in the NBA.

The 44.2 rebounds per game Phoenix accumulates rank 11th in the NBA, 1.6 more than the 42.6 its opponents record.

The Suns knock down 12.2 three-pointers per game (13th in the league) compared to their opponents’ 11.4. They shoot 37.6% from deep, and their opponents shoot 35.6%.

The Suns average 112.3 points per 100 possessions (13th in league), while giving up 110 points per 100 possessions (sixth in NBA).

In 2022-23 Phoenix is averaging 0.7 more points per game at home (114.1) than away (113.4).

Lakers Key Players to Watch

James leads active Lakers players in scoring, tallying 29 points per game to go with 8.4 rebounds and 6.8 assists.

D’Angelo Russell is averaging 17.7 points, 6.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game, while Anthony Davis adds 26.3 points, 2.6 assists and 12.4 rebounds per outing.

Malik Beasley makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Lakers, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.9 per contest.

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

Suns Key Players to Watch

Booker racks up 27.8 points per game. He also adds 4.5 rebounds per outing and 5.5 assists per contest.

This season, Deandre Ayton is averaging 18 points, 1.7 assists and 10 rebounds per game.

Booker averages 2.1 made threes per game.

Chris Paul’s 1.5 steals and Bismack Biyombo’s 1.4 blocks per game are important to the Suns’ defensive effort.

Lakers vs. Suns Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Suns (+ 12.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (224.5)

  • Prediction:
    Lakers 115 – Suns 114

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