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Lakers on Road to Battle Phoenix Suns

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Suns and Lakers Top Draft Picks Square Off Tonight

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns meet at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Friday night. Both teams are coming off opening night losses. Tip-off is set for 10 pm EST.

Lonzo Ball and Josh Jackson will begin what could become a great rivalry Friday night. Both will be hoping to flush the bad games of their pro debuts.

Ball was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 draft. He is a point guard that was taken by arguably the best point guard in NBA history. The Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson traded point guard D’Angelo Russell to create space for Ball.

Jackson is a small forward and was the fourth player taken. The Suns are so high on him that they did not even talk when the Cleveland Cavaliers asked about him as a possible piece in a potential Kyrie Irving trade last summer.

Oddsmakers opened the game as a Pick-em, while the game’s total opened at 223. The line now shows the Suns as 3-point favorites. The total has dropped to 220.

Phoenix Suns Got Hammered Opening Night

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 124-76 loser as they battled the Portland Trail Blazers at home. The Suns failed to cover in the match as a +2.5-point underdog, while 200 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Suns can only improve from the mess that was their home opener on Wednesday. The Portland Trail Blazers gave the Suns the worst loss in franchise history. It was the worst opening-day loss in NBA history.

The Suns shot 31.5 percent from the field and were outrebounded 57-33.

Jackson had 11 points, two rebounds and an assist while starting on a front line.  He started alongside and TJ Warren. Jackson made 1 of 2 3-point attempts in 32 minutes.

Guard Eric Bledsoe shot 8 of 35 from the field in preseason, made 5 of 18 field-goal attempts in the opener. He led the team with 15 points against Portland. Booker had 12 points on 6-of-17 shooting.

Lakers Look to Keep Ball from Getting Man-Handled

Los Angeles was a 108-92 loser in its last match at home against the Los Angeles Clippers. They failed to cover the +6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 200 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Ball had three points on his lone basket, a 3-pointer. He added nine rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes on Thursday. He was held out of the last four preseasons games because of an ankle injury.

The Lakers traded Russell, who was the second overall pick in the 2015 draft in the off-season.  They added veterans Brook Lopez and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Lakers also maintained enough cap room for the coming off-season. Magic Johnson wants to be able to afford potential free agents such as LeBron James or Paul George.

Lopez scored 20 points against the Clippers. Power forward Larry Nance Jr. had 14.  Caldwell-Pope will miss his second straight game Friday. He is sitting out a two-game suspension for being arrested and pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated.

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Team Records

Los Angeles Lakers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 92.00 108.00 -16.00
Last 10 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 92.00 108.00 -16.00
vs Div 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 92.00 108.00 -16.00
vs EAST 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.00 0.00 0.00
vs WEST 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 92.00 108.00 -16.00

Phoenix Suns

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 76.00 124.00 -48.00
Last 10 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 76.00 124.00 -48.00
vs Div 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.00 0.00 0.00
vs EAST 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0.00 0.00 0.00
vs WEST 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 76.00 124.00 -48.00

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 92.00 26 124.00 28
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 0.00 0 124.00 15
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 0.00 0 57.00 15
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 76.00 30 108.00 18
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 76.00 16 0.00 0
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 33.00 16 0.00 0

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
LA Lakers 3-7 3-7 8-2 105.90 51.50 46.45 48.70 95/262 9.00
Phoenix 7-3 7-3 8-2 111.60 49.70 44.44 44.30 90/230 7.20

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Mar 9, 2017 LAL 122 PHO 110 -6.5 LAL 231 O LAL PHO LAL 61 63 48 46.2 42 54 12/27 6/19 11 7
Feb 15, 2017 LAL 101 PHO 137 -4.5 PHO 226.5 O PHO PHO PHO 48 68 37.6 55.7 36 59 9/26 10/24 9 7
Dec 9, 2016 PHO 119 LAL 115 -1.5 PHO 221.5 O PHO LAL PHO 62 52 47.4 46 44 49 13/30 9/26 8 4
Nov 6, 2016 PHO 108 LAL 119 -3.5 LAL 216 O LAL LAL LAL 43 54 44 45.6 40 53 6/20 10/23 8 8
Mar 23, 2016 LAL 107 PHO 119 -5.5 PHO 214 O PHO PHO PHO 47 47 41.9 50.5 41 52 7/26 13/28 6 6
Mar 18, 2016 PHO 95 LAL 90 -4 PHO 214 U LAL PHO PHO 47 32 36 36 57 50 8/30 6/23 5 4
Jan 3, 2016 PHO 77 LAL 97 1 LAL 209 U LAL LAL LAL 22 43 36 45.2 45 54 6/27 8/22 8 8
Nov 16, 2015 LAL 101 PHO 120 -11.5 PHO 205 O PHO PHO PHO 53 57 48.1 48.4 37 50 9/20 11/30 5 13
Jan 19, 2015 LAL 100 PHO 115 -10.5 PHO 214.5 O PHO LAL PHO 51 51 45.3 50 46 41 8/17 13/32 9 16
Dec 28, 2014 PHO 116 LAL 107 5 PHO 216.5 O LAL PHO LAL 55 56 50.6 51.9 45 35 9/22 12/20 12 8

NBA Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Los Angeles Lakers

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Oct 19, 2017 LAC 92-108 L 6.5 219 L/U 40.66 60.87 4 H
Apr 12, 2017 GS 94-109 L 13.5 222 L/U 44.09 57.14 4 A
Apr 11, 2017 NOH 108-96 W -2.5 218.5 W/U 47.73 69.57 8 H
Apr 9, 2017 MIN 110-109 W 6 221.5 W/U 48.84 80.00 10 H
Apr 7, 2017 SAC 98-94 W -2.5 217 W/U 44.19 72.00 4 H

Phoenix Suns

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Oct 18, 2017 POR 76-124 L 2.5 219.5 L/U 31.46 72.22 7 H
Apr 11, 2017 SAC 104-129 L 4.5 219 L/O 37.61 58.33 8 A
Apr 9, 2017 DAL 124-111 W -2.5 210.5 W/O 55.00 87.50 8 H
Apr 7, 2017 OKC 120-99 W 9 229 W/U 51.81 83.87 8 H
Apr 5, 2017 GS 111-120 L 8.5 229 L/O 41.75 69.23 7 H

 

Next up:
Los Angeles home to New Orleans Sunday, October 22
Phoenix at Los Angeles Saturday, October 21

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