Tuesday, October 4 2022

A Pacific Division battle is on tap when the Los Angeles Lakers (31-47) travel to take on the Phoenix Suns (62-16) at 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, April 5 at Footprint Center in Phoenix. The Lakers, who have lost six straight, sit in 11th place in the Western Conference and need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Suns have already locked up the No. 1 seed in the west, and will be resting shooting guard Devin Booker and center Deandre Ayton. LeBron James (ankle) has been ruled out for the Lakers.

The Suns are favored by 11.5 points in the latest Suns vs. Lakers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 232.5. Before making any Lakers vs. Suns picks, you need to see the NBA predictions and betting advice from the red-hot computer simulation model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 25 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 84-54 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning over $2,400. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Suns vs. Lakers, and just locked in its picks and NBA predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several NBA odds and betting lines for Suns vs. Lakers:

  • Suns vs. Lakers spread: Suns -11.5
  • Suns vs. Lakers over-under: 232 points
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What you need to know about the Suns

The Suns found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unpleasant 117-96 punch to the gut against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday. This matchup was a close 53-52 at the break, but unfortunately for Phoenix it sure didn’t stay that way. Small forward Mikal Bridges (18 points) was the top scorer for Phoenix.

The Suns’ focus is on staying healthy and sharp for what they hope is another deep run through the NBA Playoffs. With its top two scorers (Ayton and Booker) resting, Phoenix will be relying on Bridges and point guard Chris Paul to carry the load. The Suns are 34-28 against the spread in 2021-22.

What you need to know about the Lakers

Meanwhile, Los Angeles received a tough blow on Sunday as they fell 129-118 to the Denver Nuggets. Despite the defeat, the Lakers had strong showings from point guard Russell Westbrook, who posted a double-double on 27 points and ten boards in addition to seven assists, and center Anthony Davis, who had 28 points and eight assists along with nine rebounds and three blocks.

Los Angeles is fifth worst in the league in points allowed per game, giving up 114.8 on average. With a loss against the Suns, the Lakers’ playoff hopes would be on life support. Without LeBron James, Los Angeles will lean heavily on Davis and Westbrook to carry the load. The Lakers are 27-36 against the spread in 2021-22.

How to make Suns vs. Lakers picks

The model has simulated Suns vs. Lakers 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Over on the point total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s Suns vs. Lakers pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Lakers vs. Suns? And which side of the spread hits in over 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Spurs vs. Nuggets spread you need to jump on Tuesday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out. 

Source: CBSSports.com

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