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NBA betting action sees the L.A. Lakers taking on the Phoenix Suns Monday January 19th at US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ. Cappers Picks provides free NBA handicapping tips all season long.
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L.A. Lakers (12-29) vs. Phoenix Suns (24-18)
Venue/ Stadium: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
Time/Date: 1 PM EST Tuesday, January 13th 2015
NBA Betting Odds
NBA Betting Point Spread: Suns -11.5
NBA Betting Over/Under Odds: 215
L.A. Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns Preview
On the season the Lakers are 18-20-3 ATS and they have an O/U record of 19-22 and the Suns are 23-17-2 ATS and they have an O/U record of 24-18.
This season the Suns are 11-7 at home and the Lakers are 6-14 on the road.
In their last games the Suns beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 110-99 and the Lakers lost to the Utah Jazz 94-85.
The Suns have had a pretty easy schedule over the last month, but their offense has been getting it done ranking 2nd in points per game since the middle of December. They have won 2 straight and 6 of their last 10 and are big 11.5-point favorites facing a Lakers team that has lost 4 in a row.
The Suns have won 5 straight home games.
Phoenix has won 7 of their last 8 games facing the Lakers including already beating them 3 times this season.
Kobe Bryant is expected to rest tonight, which does not bode well for a Lakers squad that has averaged less than 90 points per game in their 4-game losing streak.
With the Black Mamba resting tonight Nick Young, Carlos Boozer, and Jordan Hill have to step it up on offense. They shot a decent FG% in the loss to the Jazz and played pretty good D, but they turned the ball over 21 times and they cannot do that tonight.
The Lakers are only 2-5 this season when Bryant does not play.
The Suns have the league’s 3rd highest scoring team and they need to score, as they only rank 28th in the league in opponents’ points allowed.
The Suns have 5 players averaging over 13 ppg and the Lakers have to play solid D on the perimeter facing the guards of Goran Dragic, Eric Bledsoe, and Isaiah Thomas, who is averaging 21.5 ppg in his last 4 games facing the Lakers.
The Suns have a tough schedule coming up with their next 5 opponents well over .500.
NBA Betting Trends
* L.A. is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
* L.A. is 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
* Phoenix is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
* Phoenix is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
* Phoenix is 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games against the Lakers.
4* Cappers NBA Free Pick
Even with Kobe out the Lakers will not get blown out and while I do not think they will win they will cover the big 11.5-point spread.
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