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Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers 1/11/24 NBA Betting Picks

Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers 1/11/24On Thursday night in an exciting Western Conference matchup, the Phoenix Suns (19-17) will meet up with Los Angeles Lakers (18-19). Set to tip-off at 10:00 PM ET at the Crypto.com Arena and broadcast on TNT, this matchup could prove vital in improving either team’s standings. Fans and bettors looking for NBA betting picks or predictions insights should find this game especially engaging due to both sides having similar records.

When:Thursday, January 11, 2024, at 10:00 PM ET
Where:Crypto.com Arena
Stream:NBA League Pass

Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers 1/11/24
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Devin Booker (SG) vs. Anthony Davis (PF)

Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns is having a stellar season. In 27 games he is averaging 26.4 points, 7.9 assists, 5 rebounds and 0.9 steals and 0.4 blocks per game; these defensive abilities stand out even against an aggressive Lakers’ defense; his performance will be instrumental for their victory here.

Anthony Davis of the Lakers is an impressive force. Through 35 games he averages 25.2 points, 12.2 rebounds, and an astounding 2.6 blocks per game; making him a threat on both ends of the court. His ability to control both offensively and defensively the paint will be key for the Lakers; however his 2.2 turnovers per game and 2.6 fouls per game could limit his aggressiveness against teams such as Phoenix Suns.

Booker and Davis face-off is sure to be an epic matchup, with Booker’s outside shooting and playmaking pitted against Davis’ interior defense, while Davis’ presence inside will challenge Booker’s ability to score inside and create for others. Their head-to-head battle could very well dictate the pace and outcome of this matchup.

Suns’ Scoring Versatility and Defensive Approach

The Suns have been impressive on offense, averaging 115.4 points per game with a 47.9 field goal percentage. Their balanced attack features strong three-point shooting (37.3%) and free throw shooting (81.8%) for a versatile threat; however, their relatively high turnover rate (14 per game) and average defensive stats could give Lakers an opportunity to exploit.

Lakers’ Offensive Efficiency and Rebounding Strength

The Lakers average 113.5 points per game with a slightly higher field goal percentage (48.5), led by Davis’ efficient scoring and rebounding prowess. Their 43.4 rebound per game average shows their ability to control the glass; furthermore, their slightly lower turnover rate (13.8 per game) gives them an edge in ball control over Suns.

NBA Betting Odds: TBD, Over/Under: Total TBD

The betting odds for this matchup will be a crucial aspect for bettors. Given the close nature of this contest, the spread and moneyline will offer insights into how oddsmakers view the Suns’ road performance versus the Lakers’ home advantage.


Phoenix Suns Betting Trends

Suns are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
Phoenix Suns are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Suns are 7-7 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Suns’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 14 of Suns’ 22 last games at home.

Los Angeles Lakers Betting Trends

Lakers are 1-4 in their last 5 games.
LA Lakers are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread.
Lakers are 8-11 in their road games against the spread.
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Lakers’ last 5 games.
The totals have gone OVER in 6 of Lakers’ 19 last games at home.


Phoenix Suns

Damion Lee SG Is out indefinitely, Knee
Bol Bol C Is “?” Thursday vs LA Lakers, Ankle
Nassir Little SF Is “?” Thursday vs LA Lakers, Knee

Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James SF Is “?” Thursday vs Phoenix, Ankle
Anthony Davis PF Is probable Thursday vs Phoenix, Ankle
Rui Hachimura PF Is “?” Thursday vs Phoenix, Calf
Cam Reddish SG Left last game, is “?” Thursday vs Phoenix, Facial
Gabe Vincent PG Is out indefinitely, Knee

Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks

This game presents a tough call for bettors. The Suns’ scoring versatility and the Lakers’ rebounding and defensive prowess make this a closely matched contest. Booker and Davis are both key to their teams’ success, but the supporting cast’s performance could tip the scales.

Given the trends and key player matchups, bettors should look closely at the over/under and consider player performance prop bets. For those looking at online betting sites, it’s crucial to weigh these factors before placing bets. The Suns’ overall consistency might give them a slight edge, but the Lakers’ strength at home cannot be underestimated. Sign up today to make your NBA betting prediction!

Score Prediction: Suns 112, Lakers 109.