Betting
timer

This event has expired GGPoker Bonus Code

Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers Preview & Picks – Suns To Cover As NBA In-Season Tournament Underdog

leigh-copson
04 Dec 2023
leigh-copson
Leigh Copson 04 Dec 2023
Share this article
Or copy link
  • Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers picks for Tuesday, December 5
  • Matchup gets underway at 22:00 ET at Crypto.com Arena
  • Preview, predictions, stats & form
    Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Preview & Picks
  • Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers Preview & Picks
  • Head To Head
  • Phoenix Suns Form
  • Los Angeles Lakers Form

Phoenix Suns at Los Angeles Lakers Preview & Picks

Phoenix are tipped to cover as an NBA In-Season Tournament underdog.

The Suns are 0-2 against Los Angeles this season, but Devin Booker missed those games and he is back alongside Kevin Durant for this meeting.

  • Phoenix Suns are 6-1 in their last 7 road games
  • Los Angeles Lakers are 4-6-0 ATS in their 10 home games
  • The Under has hit in each of Los Angeles last 5 home games
  • The Under has cashed in 14 of Phoenix’s last 18 games

Head To Head

  • Los Angeles Lakers lead the all-time series 190-133
  • Los Angeles Lakers won 122-119 when the two teams last met on November 10

Phoenix Suns Form

Phoenix come into this NBA In-Season Tournament game on the back of their eighth win in their last 10 games.

The Suns spluttered through the first few weeks of the season, but turned things around in the second half of November to improve their record to 12-8.

That run included a seven-game win streak that saw them win three straight tournament matchups.

Phoenix beat Utah 131-128 on the road and Portland 120-107 at home, before winning 110-89 in Memphis to complete a 3-1 group stage campaign.

The Suns dropped a couple of games last week, losing 112-105 in Toronto and 119-111 at home to Denver, but they ended the week on a positive note by beating Memphis 116-109 at home.

Los Angeles Lakers Form

Los Angeles enter this tournament matchup in mixed form, having gone 3-3 in their last six games to sit 12-9.

The Lakers enjoyed a couple of three-game win streaks last month and went 4-0 in the group stage of this competition.

However, they struggled to maintain their momentum after a 131-99 blowout of Utah in the in-season tournament.

Los Angeles lost 104-101 to Dallas, and then failed to build on a 121-115 win in Cleveland as they lost 138-94 at Philadelphia.

The Lakers bounced back with a 133-107 victory in Detroit, and then bounced back from a 133-110 loss at Oklahoma City with a 107-97 home win against Houston.

Verdict

Los Angeles have had Phoenix’s number so far, but they have faced a weakened Suns team each time.

The return of Devin Booker is huge for the Suns and it makes them an appealing underdog on the road.

Best Bet1: Phoenix +2.0 Spread @-111.11 at Stake.us - 4 Units
Best Bet2: Under 226.5 Total Points @-111.11 at Stake.us - 2 Units
Phoenix +2.0
Spread
@-111.11 - 4 Units
25 SC no deposit & 250,000 GC
Use promo code NEWBONUS

Sign up with the code NEWBONUS and when you verify your account get 25 Stake Cash for free PLUS 250,000 Gold Coins! No deposit required. 21+ only. T&Cs apply. Excludes NY,NV,ID, KY,WA, MI.

Bet at Stake.us
Under 226.5
Total Points
@-111.11 - 2 Units
25 SC no deposit & 250,000 GC
Use promo code NEWBONUS

Sign up with the code NEWBONUS and when you verify your account get 25 Stake Cash for free PLUS 250,000 Gold Coins! No deposit required. 21+ only. T&Cs apply. Excludes NY,NV,ID, KY,WA, MI.

Bet at Stake.us