NBA action is hotting up! The regular season is action-packed, and we’ve already had plenty of major talking points and exciting on-court clashes. This week here at TSFJ, we’re focusing on tonight’s highly-anticipated matchup between the LA Lakers and the Phoenix Suns! Let’s dive into it!
Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers struggled in their first two matchups of the new season, one of which was a 105-115 loss to their upcoming opponents, the Phoenix Suns. Now, after an up and down, rollercoaster-like season in terms of the results, the Lakers now find themselves 16-15 on the year so far. In their most recent games, the Lakers were edged out by the Chicago Bulls in a close encounter that ended 110-115. Before that, the Lakers were on the end of a 92-110 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Now, the Lakers will be looking to bounce back from their latest defeats, but face a tough matchup in the form of the Suns.
Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns are impressing many in the league, and currently find themselves top of the Western Conference as things stand. After a strong opening to the regular season, the Suns are now 24-5 heading into their matchup with the Lakers tonight. Phoenix have the best record in the league, and they are looking increasingly like the franchise to beat this year. In their latest run of form, the Suns are on a three game winning streak, and will be hoping to extend that to four against the Lakers. Following a loss to the LA Clippers, the Suns have defeated the Trail Blazers, Wizards & Hornets – three top wins, and maintaining their position at the top.
Lakers vs Suns - Betting Odds
As things stand, it’s the Phoenix Suns that are considered favorites heading into tonight’s matchup! Per FanDuel, one of the leading online US sportsbooks, the current odds for tonight are:
Los Angeles Lakers: +215
Phoenix Suns: -260
The Suns are heavy favorites, and when we look at the two franchises, it’s evident why. Will the Suns extend their current winning streak to 4? Or will the Lakers cause an upset tonight, and bounce back from their own back-to-back defeats?
TSFJ Tips & Predictions - Lakers vs Suns
Sticking with FanDuel, there are plenty of betting markets available for all you basketball punters to make the most of! For our latest betting tips, we’re focusing on the ‘Winning Margin (Bands)’ market available on the site! You can select the Phoenix Suns to win by 6-10 points at odds of +400! We think there’s plenty to explore, and a lot to take advantage of! Explore FanDuel today!
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