WagerTalk NBA handicapper Andy Lang offers his LA Lakers vs Phoenix Suns betting preview for Tuesday, April 5. At the time of posting, Phoenix has opened as a 13-point road favorite the home Lakers
The floundering Los Angeles Lakers take a trip to Phoenix for a Western Conference showdown with the Suns. The Suns are coming off two straight losses, but are just looking to remain healthy
On the other hand, the Lakers need every win they can get but have lost six straight. Phoenix is looking to bring out the brooms with a four game regular season series sweep. the Lakers winning
The Phoenix Suns would like to bounce back from two straight losses but at 62-14 they have a comfortable lead in the West.
With home court advantage locked up for the entire post-season it’s all workload management. However they could get an easy victory tonight over a Laker they have beaten by 10, 18 and 29 this season.
The Suns are essentially as healthy as they want to be with no players of note listed on their injury report. Phoenix was beaten by the Oklahoma City Thunder 117-96 in their previous game.
Devin Booker was rested and Mikal Bridges led the team with 17 points. The Suns have been scoring points at will with an average of 115 on the season and 120 over their last 15 games.
LeBron James has went on the record with his disdain for the play-in round of the NBA playoffs Now it looks like not even that lifeline can save him and Lakers from missing the post-season altogether
After losing six straight games, they now sit two games behind the 10th-seeded San Antonio Spurs with only four games to play.
Their latest loss came on Sunday against the Denver Nuggets by the final score of 129-118. Anthony Davis led the team in scoring with 28 points and rebounds with 8, while Russell Westbrook posted
The Lakers are now 31-47 and the injuries are piling up. LeBron James and Anthony Davis are both questionable for this contest and I would be surprised to see either play.
Without their two superstars the Lakers will have little to no chance against a healthy Suns team. Defense has been this teams problem all season long and it’s been even worse recently.