Lakers vs Suns Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/5

Lakers vs Suns Prediction NBA Picks Today 12/5

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Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers - In-Season Tournament Quarterfinals

Los Angeles, CA; Tuesday, 8:00 p.m. PST

Spread: LAL -1.5
Over/Under: 227.5

Introduction

Get ready for a thrilling conference showdown as the Phoenix Suns (12-8) take on the Los Angeles Lakers (12-9) in the NBA In-Season Tournament Quarterfinals at crypto.com Arena on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. PST. This preview explores key player statistics, recent team performances, and concludes with a final prediction.

 

Team Analysis

Phoenix Suns

The Suns, currently fifth in the Western Conference with a 12-8 record, come into this game on a win against Memphis. Despite the absence of Bradley Beal, the Suns' offensive leader Kevin Durant remains a formidable force.

Player Spotlight: Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant, averaging an outstanding 31.0 points per game with an 89.6% field goal percentage, leads the Suns' charge. Despite recent injuries, Durant is expected to make a significant impact in the tournament.

 

Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers, seventh in the Western Conference with a 12-9 record, secured a recent win against the Houston Rockets. With several key players listed as game-time decisions, LeBron James and Anthony Davis are expected to anchor the Lakers' strategies.

Player Spotlight: LeBron James

LeBron James, averaging 24.4 points per game, is a key player for the Lakers. Teaming up with Anthony Davis, the Lakers present a formidable challenge for the Suns.

 

Prediction

Expect a closely contested battle between the Suns and Lakers, with the Suns holding an advantage despite being on the road. The Lakers' injuries may impact their performance, while the Suns, led by Durant's exceptional scoring, have the potential to secure a victory. The Suns' recent win against Memphis showcases their resilience, and if Durant continues his stellar form, the Suns are poised to overcome the Lakers and cover the +1.5 points spread.

 

Pick: Phoenix Suns +1.5

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