Lakers vs Suns Prediction NBA Picks Today 10/26

Lakers vs Suns Prediction NBA Picks Today 10/26

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Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers - Preview

Los Angeles; Thursday, 10 p.m. EDT

Spread: Lakers -5.5

Introduction

Get ready for an exciting showdown as Western Conference rivals, the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers, face off in what promises to be a thrilling matchup. In this comprehensive preview, we'll analyze both teams, their strengths, and the factors to determinate our best bet.

 

Team Breakdowns

Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns had a successful 2022-23 season, finishing with a 45-37 record and making their mark in the Pacific Division. They are known for their exceptional ball movement, averaging 27.3 assists per game on 42.1 made field goals last season.

Offense

Devin Booker's absence is a significant blow to the Suns' offensive firepower. Booker, who averaged 32.0 points per game with a remarkable 61.9% field goal percentage, is a key factor in their scoring. Without him, the Suns face a challenging task in maintaining their offensive efficiency.

Defense

On the defensive end, the Suns aim to maintain their effectiveness, but Booker's absence may impact their overall performance. The Lakers will look to exploit this gap in the Suns' lineup and capitalize on scoring opportunities.

 

Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers had a decent season in 2022-23, finishing 43-39 overall. They are looking to improve this season and will be a tough opponent for the Suns.

Offense

The Lakers have a high-scoring offense, averaging 117.2 points per game last season. They are particularly effective in the paint and on fast breaks. LeBron James, with 21.0 points per game and a 62.5% field goal percentage, is their offensive leader. With Booker out, the Lakers have a better chance of dominating offensively.

Defense

The Suns need to be prepared for the Lakers' potent offense. While the Lakers had their ups and downs last season, their offense is a force to be reckoned with. The Suns must focus on their defensive efforts, especially with key players like Bradley Beal and Damion Lee out due to injuries.

 

Injuries

Injury reports indicate that Devin Booker is ruled out for the Suns, which is a significant loss. The Lakers will aim to capitalize on this situation.

 

Prediction

The Los Angeles Lakers enter this game with a great opportunity to secure a victory. Devin Booker's absence significantly weakens the Suns' offensive capabilities. With their own potent offense, led by LeBron James, the Lakers are poised to take advantage of this situation and cover the -5.5 points spread.

Expect the Lakers to control the game and win convincingly. Stay tuned for this exciting Western Conference clash. For more updates and predictions, check out KingPin.pro's iOS and Android app.

 

Pick: Lakers -5.5

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