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Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers 10/22/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers 10/22/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Phoenix Suns are gearing up to visit the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center hosts on Friday for week 2 of NBA action.  The Phoenix Suns are coming in with a 0-1 record after blowing off their season opener last Wednesday against the Denver Nuggets by a final score of 110-98. 

 

In their previous matchup, Phoenix hosted the Nuggets at the Footprint Center.  This was a rematch of the Western Conference semifinals of the previous year, in which the Suns swept the series with a 4-0 record.  The game was kept close during the first half, with the Suns taking the lead by 58-51, but eventually, Denver concluded the meeting with a win.

 

Small forward Mikal Bridges led the way for the Suns, earning 16 points for the team, with center Deandre Ayton and point guard Chris Paul contributing 15 points each. Shooting guard Devin Booker, on the other hand, had an off night, making 3 field goals out of 15 for only 12 points.  Defensively, PF Jae Crowder and Center JaVale McGee each grabbed eight rebounds, while Paul managed to steal the ball twice. 

 

  • The Phoenix Suns are at 0-5 ATS in five of their previous matches.
  • Phoenix is at 6-3 ATS in nine of their previous games played against the LA Lakers.
  • The Suns are at 2-4 ATS in six of their previous matches played on the road. 

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Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Predictions 10/22/2021

 

On the Los Angeles Lakers‘ end, the team also suffered a loss in their season opener.  The Lakers went toe-to-toe against the Golden State Warriors and went home defeated by a final score of 121-114.  Los Angeles served as the host during last Tuesday’s game as well.  In this game, star player LeBron James and company were only able to take the lead in the third quarter after the Warriors already had momentum built. 

 

During the fourth quarter, the gap was slowly being closed in, however, Golden State managed to hold out until the end with their passes and impressive shots. Small Forward LeBron James took the reins for Los Angeles, scoring 34 points for the Lakers, while power forward Anthony Davis chipped in another 33 points.  The tandem also collected 22 combined rebounds, along with seven assists. 

 

Meanwhile, former MVP Russell Westbrook failed to make an impressive show with just eight points, four assists, and five rebounds.  Furthermore, the point guard went for four field goals of 13, all while missing each of his attempts to shoot beyond the three-point line. 

 

  • The Los Angeles Lakers are at 1-4 ATS in five of their previous matches.
  • The total went UNDER in six of the LA Lakers’ nine previous matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 10 of the Lakers’ 15 previous games against the Suns. 

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers.  The NBA pick is the Los Angeles Lakers at +1.  Both the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers had a strong start in their respective season openers but gradually slipped off in the last quarter.  The teams’ defenses must double over if they want to secure a win in this Friday night’s matchup. 

 

Los Angeles holds an edge over Phoenix as they are hosting the game and are driven to make up for their playoff loss in the previous season.  Look for the Los Angeles Lakers to dominate the court this Friday as they claim their first win for the season.  Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Lakers win 114-111.

 

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Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers 10/22/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time:  10:00 PM EDT

 

Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA

 

Date: Friday, October 22, 2021

 

TV: ESPN

 

NBA Odds: Los Angeles Lakers +1

 

NBA Total Odds: 223

 

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