Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction: Statistical Analysis
The Phoenix Suns will aim for another solid home win when they host the LA Lakers in the upcoming NBA fixture on Tuesday night. The Suns are back to winning ways with an emphatic 116-95 win over the New York Knicks in the last game. A win against the Lakers is important for the Suns to remain in contention for grabbing the top spot in the Western Conference.
The Los Angeles Lakers will be high on confidence after 3 consecutive wins. However, facing the Suns at the FootPrint Center Arena is surely not going to be easy. Moreover, the Lakers are yet to taste victory on road trips. In the last game, they gave a crushing 123-92 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
Payne, Booker helped the Suns secure a comfortable home win against the Knicks.
The Phoenix Suns hardly gave any chance to the Knicks in the last matchup. They outrebounded New York by 60-39. The Suns restricted the Knicks’ shooting to 46% in the first half and 34% in the second half. The Knicks tried to make a late comeback with a 10-0 run in the fourth quarter. But it wasn’t enough to cut the huge lead secured by Phoenix.
Cameron Payne and Devin Booker were the stars of the last game for the Suns. Both players added 41 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists together. Damion Lee also gave a valuable contribution of 15 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists.
The Lakers got their 3rd consecutive win by dominating the Spurs in the last game.
The Lakers were playing without LeBron James for the fourth straight game. However, they looked in excellent touch with contributions from all other players. The Lakers shot 52.9% from the field while restricting the Spurs to 39.0%. The defense was absolutely spot-on with the tactics and frustrated the Spurs throughout the game.
Anthony Davis turned out to be the leading scorer for the Lakers with 30 points. He added 18 rebounds as well. Austin Reaves also looked good. He finished with 21 points and 3 assists.
Suns vs Lakers Prediction: Recent Form
The Phoenix Suns had a satisfying campaign till now. They are at 10-6 and currently in the second position in the Western Conference. The Suns have won 2 of the last 5 fixtures. They have an excellent record of 8-1 in home games this season. On road trips, the Suns won 2 out of 7 games.
The LA Lakers have managed to revive their campaign with their recent performances. They are at 5-10 and currently in the 13th position in the Western Conference. The Lakers won 3 of the last 5 matchups. At home, they have a decent record of 5-5 as of now. In the away games, they are yet to win a game.
Suns vs Lakers Prediction: Winning Odds
The Phoenix Suns are scoring at a better rate than the LA Lakers. Moreover, the Suns are also ahead in the other offensive and defensive stats.
The Suns are currently on a winning streak of 4 games against the Lakers. They have proved themselves to be a very strong side to get defeated at home. Devin Booker has been in top form so far. He is averaging 27.6 points per game for the Suns. The Lakers, on the other hand, will rely on Anthony Davis. Davis has maintained a scoring rate of 25.6 points per game this season.
- Phoenix Suns: -7(-119)
- LA Lakers: +7(-119)
- Phoenix Suns: -300
- LA Lakers: +240
- Phoenix Suns: 81%
- LA Lakers: 19%
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Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction: Team Stats
- The Phoenix Suns have been scoring 115.1 points per game. They shot 47.2% from the field and 37.9% from the 3-point line. The Suns maintained an average of 28.0 assists per game.
- In the defense, the Suns rebounded with an average of 42.7 per game. The averages of steals and blocks per game are currently at 7.5 and 5.8 respectively.
- The LA Lakers are playing with a scoring rate of 111.1 points per game. Their shooting accuracy is 46.1% in field goals and 31.2% in 3-pointers. The average number of assists per game stands at 24.2.
- The Lakers played with an average of 45.2 rebounds per game along with 7.1 steals and 4.9 blocks per game.
Suns vs Lakers Head-to-Head Stats
There have been 259 regular season contests between these two teams in NBA history. The LA Lakers are ahead with 146 wins, while the Phoenix Suns were on the winning side in 113 fixtures.
If we talk about the recent matchups, the Suns have dominated as they won the last 4 meetings, while the Lakers won just one game. The previous meeting took place in the last season on 5 April 2022. The Phoenix Suns won that matchup with a score of 121-110.
Suns vs Lakers Prediction: Players to Watch Out
Devin Booker (Shooting Guard)
Points Per Game: 27.6 | Assists Per Game: 5.9 | Rebounds Per Game: 4.8
Mikal Bridges (Small Forward)
Points Per Game: 15.8 | Rebounds Per Game: 5.5 | Assists Per Game: 3.5
Deandre Ayton (Center)
Points Per Game: 14.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 8.1 | Assists Per Game: 2.2
Anthony Davis (Power Forward)
Points Per Game: 25.6 | Rebounds Per Game: 12.0 | Blocks Per Game: 1.9
Lonnie Walker IV (Guard)
Points Per Game: 16.4 | Rebounds Per Game: 2.2 | Assists Per Game: 1.8
Thomas Bryant (Center)
Points Per Game: 11.5 | Rebounds Per Game: 7.0 | Blocks Per Game: 0.5
Suns vs Lakers Injuries
- Landry Shamet (Shooting Guard)
- Chris Paul (Point Guard)
- Cameron Johnson (Small Forward)
- Jae Crowder (Power Forward)
- Max Christie (Guard)
- Russell Westbrook (Point Guard)
- Juan Toscano-Anderson (Point Guard)
- LeBron James (Small Forward)
- Cole Swider (Forward)
Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction: Predicted Winner
The Phoenix Suns seem to be a much stronger side as per the stats and metrics of the current season. They will aim to continue their dominance in home games by securing another win on Tuesday. On the other hand, the LA Lakers need to be well-prepared for a strong challenge. The absence of James and Westbrook might hurt in the big game against the Suns. All the predictions and betting platforms are suggesting a win for the Suns in this matchup.