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NBA Betting Picks and Predictions: Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers

November 10, 2023

The Los Angeles Lakers (3-5) and Phoenix Suns (4-4) will compete in a fierce Western Conference showdown. The Suns have a slight advantage at home with a point spread showing -4.5 (-110).

  • Date: November 10, 2023 at 10:00 PM ET

  • Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona

  • Coverage: ESPN

Los Angeles Lakers Preview

The Lakers have lost their last three games, with two of them being blowouts. Their most recent loss was one of those blowouts, a 128-94 result against the Houston Rockets.

They will potentially be without Anthony Davis (23.9 PPG) who is a game time decision. If so, they risk another defeat and fall worse than fifth in the Pacific Division and 11th in the West.

They are averaging 109.2 points per game (22nd) and are not efficient with the basketball with a rating of 106.4 (28th). They must take care of the ball and get quality looks at the rim.

They do a slightly better job overall on defense. They allow 116.2 points per game (22nd) and have an efficiency rating of 113.5 (16th), which still leaves them vulnerable if their offense cannot produce.

Phoenix Suns Betting Preview

The Suns are coming off of an overtime 116-115 win over the Chicago Bulls. This marked their second win in a row and now they have a quality chance to find success once again.

They are currently second in the Pacific Division and seventh in the West. They will be without Devin Booker (31.5 PPG, OUT) and potentially without Bradley Beal (13.0 PPG, GTD), which would greatly affect the scoring if they are both absent.

For scoring, they average 112.5 points per game (16th) and are efficient with a rating of 111.8 (15th). This is not the way of course, but much better than the Lakers.

Their defense typically steps up, as they allow 111.0 points per game (12th) and have an efficiency rating of 110.3 (11th). This will make the biggest impact in the game, which they will greatly need if their offense is going to be hurting.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie has the Phoenix Suns as slight favorites to win this game at home. According to market analysis, the Suns have a 56.5 percent chance to win.

  • Los Angeles Lakers: +4.5 (-110)

  • Phoenix Suns: -4.5 (-110)

Both sides have issues, but they will also potentially be having less players in the game. The Suns hurt the worst since Booker is out, but they still have Kevin Durant (29.3 PPG, 6.6 REB, 4.6 AST) to carry the scoring load and be a force for the team. Look for the Suns to continue their success.

Spooky Express Pick: Phoenix Suns -4.5 (-110)