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

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Oddsmakers expect Anthony Davis and the Los Angeles Lakers (35-37) to hold up against Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns (38-33). Phoenix is a slight 1-point favorite for the clash on March 22, 2023. The matchup’s point total is 227.5.

Suns vs. Lakers Odds

  • Suns odds to win: -118
  • Lakers odds to win: -102
  • Spread: Suns (-1)
  • Total: 227.5

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Game Time and Information

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

Who Will Win Suns vs. Lakers?

Suns and Lakers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Suns are 23-19-1 against the spread when favored by 1 point or more this season.

The Lakers are 25-24-2 against the spread when an underdog by 1 point or more this season.

These teams average 229.8 points per game combined, 2.3 more than the total of 227.5.

Phoenix and Los Angeles have seen its opponents average a combined 0.9 more points per game than the over/under of 227.5 set in this game.

The Suns’ average point total in matchups this season is 225, 2.5 points less than the over/under in this game.

Los Angeles’ games this season have averaged a total of 233.2 points, 5.7 more than the point total in this matchup.

Phoenix has a 35-33-3 record against the spread this season.

The Lakers have a 34-35-3 record against the spread this season.

Suns Stats & Insights

The Suns outscore opponents by 1.8 points per game (scoring 113.4 points per game to rank 19th in the league while giving up 111.6 per outing to rank fourth in the NBA) and have a +125 scoring differential overall.

The Suns rank 10th in the league at 44.1 rebounds per game. That’s 1.4 more than the 42.7 their opponents average.

Phoenix makes 12.3 three-pointers per game (13th in the league) compared to its opponents’ 11.6. It shoots 37.7% from deep while its opponents hit 35.9% from long range.

The Suns’ 111.7 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 16th in the NBA, and the 110 points they allow per 100 possessions rank seventh in the league.

The Suns’ offense has been much better at home (114.2 PPG) compared to away games (112.5 PPG). Similarly, their defense has been better in home games (110.1 PPG allowed) compared to road games (113.1 PPG allowed).

Lakers Stats & Insights

The Lakers have a -27 scoring differential, putting up 116.4 points per game (eighth in league) and giving up 116.8 (21st in NBA).

Los Angeles ranks fifth in the NBA at 45.6 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 45.4 its opponents average.

The Lakers knock down 10.7 three-pointers per game (25th in the league) while shooting 34% from deep (26th in NBA). They are making 1.8 fewer threes than their opponents, who drain 12.5 per game at 34.1%.

The Lakers’ 110.8 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 23rd in the NBA, and the 111.5 points they concede per 100 possessions rank 13th in the league.

Los Angeles scores 116.8 points per game at home, and 116.1 away.

Suns Key Players to Watch

Booker leads active Suns players in scoring, tallying 28 points per game to go with 4.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists.

Torrey Craig adds 7.4 points, 1.6 assists and 5.6 rebounds per outing. Chris Paul puts up 13.5 points, 9.2 assists and 4.3 rebounds a game.

Damion Lee leads active Suns in three-point shooting, knocking down an average of 1.5 shots per game from beyond the arc.

Paul averages 1.6 takeaways per game, and Bismack Biyombo compiles 1.3 rejections per contest.

Lakers Key Players to Watch

Davis has been among the team’s best in both scoring (25.8 points per game) and rebounding (12.5 rebounds per game) while adding 2.5 assists per contest.

D’Angelo Russell has per-game averages of 17.9 points, 6.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds this season.

Malik Beasley makes three treys per game.

The Lakers’ defensive efforts get a boost from Jarred Vanderbilt’s 1.1 steals and Davis’ 2.1 blocks per game.

Suns vs. Lakers Prediction

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

    Over (227.5)

  • Prediction:
    Lakers 115 – Suns 114

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