We have a Western Conference showdown on Friday night at the Crypto.com Arena as the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers face off. The Suns are fourth in the West with a 45-35 record and are on a seven-game winning streak after a 119-115 home win on Thursday against the Denver Nuggets.
The Lakers are seventh in the West, with a 41-39 record. They are coming off Wednesday’s 125-118 road loss against the Los Angeles Clippers. Tonight’s contest will be the fourth and final regular-season meeting between these teams, with the Suns winning two of the first three games.
Teams: Phoenix Suns @ Los Angeles Lakers
Date and Time: Friday, April 7, 10:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA
Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Betting Odds
|Suns||+550||+12.5 (-110)||Over 225 (-110)|
|Lakers||-750||-12.5 (-110)||Under 225 (-110)|
|Kevin Durant||OUT||Injury Management|
|T.J. Warren||OUT||Non-COVID Illness|
|D’Angelo Russell||Probable||Left Foot Soreness|
|LeBron James||Questionable||Right Foot Soreness|
|Anthony Davis||Questionabe||Right Foot Stress Injury|
Phoenix: PG Cameron Payne, SG Terrence Ross, SF Josh Okogie, PF Torrey Craig, C Bismack Biyombo
Los Angeles: PG D’Angelo Russell, SG Austin Reaves, SF LeBron James, PF Jarred Vanderbilt, C Anthony Davis
Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Betting Prediction
The Phoenix Suns are in the second half of a back-to-back, and the Lakers need this game more since the Suns are locked into the fourth seed. However, this spread is a little too high, as the Suns still have a good rotation of players that should keep this game relatively close. The Suns have covered the spread in eight of their previous 10 games against the Lakers, so go with the Phoenix Suns to cover the spread.