Bet Jamaica NBA Preview — Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns

by Dirty on March 12, 2010

The division rival Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at US Airways Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Lakers listed as 2-point favorites versus the Suns, while the game’s total is sitting at 213½.

Kobe Bryant finished with 32 points, six rebounds, and six assists to lift the Lakers over the Raptors 109-107 on Tuesday night.

Los Angeles couldn’t cover as 11.5-point home favorites, while the teams played OVER the 210-point total listed by oddsmakers.

Amare Stoudemire netted 30 points to help the Suns get by the Pacers 113-105 on Saturday. The Suns failed to cover the 13-point spread, while the 218 points went UNDER the posted total of 221.5.

Grant Hill tossed in 22 points with eight rebounds and five assists for the Suns. Jason Richardson had 20 points in the win.

Team records:
Los Angeles: 47-18 SU, 27-36-2 ATS
Phoenix: 40-25 SU, 37-27-1 ATS

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Phoenix most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing New Orleans are 8-2
After playing Indiana are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of the LA Lakers last 10 games on the road
LA Lakers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the LA Lakers last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of the LA Lakers last 7 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
Phoenix is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Phoenix is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Phoenix is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games
Phoenix is 14-4 SU in their last 18 games when playing at home against LA Lakers

Next up:
LA Lakers at Golden State, Monday, March 15
Phoenix home to New Orleans, Sunday, March 14

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