Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers: Predictions & Analysis 3/22/2023

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers: Predictions & Analysis 3/22/2023

March 22, 2023



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The Phoenix Suns will put all their effort into maintaining their fourth-place standing when they meet the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. Phoenix has dropped four of its last five games, most recently a 124-120 defeat at the hands of Oklahoma City on Sunday. Los Angeles defeated Orlando on Sunday and now trails Utah by a half-game for the final position in the Western Conference play-in playoffs.


With 10 games remaining, Los Angeles is a half-game out of the Western Conference play-in tournament picture, making every game crucial down the stretch. The Lakers defeated Orlando 111-105 on Sunday after falling to Dallas on a last-second 3-pointer. Austin Reaves set a career high with 35 points against the Magic, 13 of which came in the fourth quarter.


During LeBron James’s absence, Reaves has averaged 25 points, five rebounds, and five assists in his last three games. In November, Anthony Davis had 37 points and 21 rebounds against Phoenix, and he is likely to play on Wednesday. The Suns have dropped four of their last five games and failed to cover the spread in all of them.


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Earlier this month, Phoenix won three away games, defeating Charlotte and Chicago by double digits before defeating Dallas in a 130-126 thriller. The Suns are only one game ahead of the Clippers in the Western Conference standings, so they are not short on motivation right now. They blew a 15-point lead against Oklahoma City on Sunday due to injuries to Deandre Ayton and Kevin Durant.


Devin Booker led the way with 46 points on 18-of-28 shooting against the Thunder, his fifth 40-point game of the season. In nine games this month, he is averaging 34.1 points and shooting 57.4% from the field, while Landry Shamet scored 10 points against Oklahoma City in his first game back after a 25-game hiatus due to a foot injury. Phoenix has won both meetings this season against the Lakers and has won nine consecutive in the series overall.


Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Game Information


  • Date: 03/22/2023
  • Time: 10:10 PM ET
  • Location: Arena.
  • How to Watch Suns vs Lakers: NBC Sports Boston
  • Live Stream: NBA Game Pass


Suns vs Lakers Betting Lines


Lakers are –105 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $95.24. On the other side, Suns are –115 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $86.96.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Lakers at a 51.22% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Suns have 53.49% probability of finishing the game with the W.

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