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Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Expert Predictions and Picks March 22

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Betting Analysis

WagerTalk NBA handicapper Andy Lang offers his expert predictions and picks for tonight’s Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns battle from Arena in Los Angeles, CA. The Suns and Lakers sit 2nd and 5th in the Pacific Division respectfully heading into their matchup tonight tipping off at 10:00pm ET.

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Betting Odds

Wednesday, March 22 NBA Betting Notes, Courtesy of Caesars
Point Spread: Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns
Total: 236 Points
Arena: Arena in Los Angeles, CA
Game Time: 10:00pm ET / 7:00pm PT

Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Betting Analysis

The Los Angeles Lakers play host to the Phoenix Suns for Western Conference clash on Wednesday evening. The Suns lost the first game of their three game road trip 124-120 to Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night.

The Lakers snapped a two game losing streak with a 111-105 victory over the Orlando Magic. This will be the third of four games in a regular season series that Phoenix leads 2-0, they will meet again on April 7th in Los Angeles.

Tip-off is scheduled for 10:00 PM EST/7:00 PST as the nightcap of an ESPN Wednesday night doubleheader.

Suns Struggles Continue

The Phoenix Suns slipped to 38-33 on the season after losing to Oklahoma City on Sunday. The Thunder owned the interior with a 56-40 advantage in points in the paint.

Devin Booker led all scorers with 46 points on 18-28 from the field. Chris Paul recorded a 14 point, 13 assist double-double while Terrance Ross chipped in with 12 points off the bench.

The Suns currently occupy the 4th seed in the Western Conference, 9.5 games behind the first place Nuggets. Phoenix ranks 19th in scoring with 113.4 points a game on 46.7% shooting.

Defense has been their calling card as they sit at 7th in defensive rating and 4th in defensive scoring with only 111.6 points allowed per game. Deandre Ayton will join Kevin Durant on the bench due to a hip injury. Durants ankle injury will be re-evaluated in three weeks.

Lakers Look For Play-In Spot

The Los Angeles Lakers moved to 35-37 on the season after beating the Magic on Sunday. Free throws proved to be the difference maker as LA shot 26-32 for 81.3% while Orlando went only 13-17 for 76.5% from the charity stripe.

Austin Reeves led all scorers with 35 points while hitting 16 of 18 free throws off the bench. Anthony Davis recorded a 15 point, 11 rebound double-double while D’Angelo Russell chipped in with 18 points and 6 assists.

The Lakers currently occupy the 11th seed in the Western Conference, a half game behind both the Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz. They sit at 8th in scoring with 116.4 points a game on 47.8% from the field.

Los Angeles has seen a big improvement defensively since the trade deadline and now rank 12th in defensive rating and 21st in defensive scoring with 116.8 points allowed per game.

Anthony Davis is listed as probable due to a foot injury while Lebron James remains out due to a foot injury of his own.

Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Expert Prediction

This game is a virtual pick’em with the Phoenix Suns favored by only one point and a total set at 229. It seems like every game is important from here on out as NBA teams jockey for position prior to the post-season.

We mentioned the Lakers huge defensive improvement since the trade deadline as they are the #1 defense in that span with a 111.3 rating.

The Suns have lost four of their last five games while allowing 123+ points in three of those games and 113+ in all five of those games.

Davis is coming off a modest showing but will every opportunity to dominate this game without Ayton on the court.

Without Ayton or Durant on the floor, I like Vanderbilt and companies chances of slowing down Devin Booker. Give me the Lakers!

Prediction: Los Angeles Lakers +1 -115 Draftkings

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Meet the Author

Andy Lang has lived in Indianapolis his whole life, and like most people from the Hoosier State, he became fascinated with motor sports. That interest in motor sports turned into a desire to make money off the sport through fantasy contests and sports betting. Like most, he took his lumps when he first got started, but now he is one of the most respected NASCAR bettors in the industry. Andy has expanded that sports betting experience to become profitable in a number of other sports, transforming this interest from a side hobby to a major source of income.

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