[9:30 PM] Suns @ Lakers

Who will WIN this matchup?

Phoenix Suns (2-4)

@ Los Angeles Lakers (3-3)


Current odds:

Phoenix Suns: (+125)

Los Angeles Lakers: (-145)


ESPN simulations have Phoenix as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Los Angeles to win as (TBD) favorites.

The line for this game is Lakers by 3 points.

The Los Angeles Lakers did something on Friday that no team in the last two-plus seasons could accomplish – holding Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry without a 3-pointer. The Lakers will try to ride the momentum from the biggest win of the Luke Walton era when they host the Phoenix Suns on Sunday.

Booker, who turned 20 last Sunday, went 17-of-52 from the field in his three games prior to Friday but found his shooting stroke against the Pelicans while draining 13-of-22 from the floor, 3-of-7 from beyond the arc and 9-of-9 from the free-throw line in the stellar performance. Booker’s 3-pointer to send the game into overtime was reminiscent of a contested 3-pointer that point guard Eric Bledsoe knocked down at the buzzer sounded in overtime to give Phoenix a 118-115 win against Portland on Wednesday. Bledsoe is averaging 17.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and five assists in the first six contests.

Walton, who was an assistant coach with Golden State the previous two seasons, is trying to get his young team to take some pride in their home court, and Friday’s win following a 1-3 road trip was encouraging. Power forward Julius Randle averaged 11.3 points on the road trip but dominated the inside Friday en route to 20 points and 14 rebounds.

Lakers F Larry Nance Jr. is 13-of-15 from the field in the last two games.

Suns C Tyson Chandler recorded 18 rebounds in three of the last four games.

Phoenix took the final two meetings last season and seven of the last eight.


StreakSmarts Pick: Los Angeles Lakers

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick