Phoenix Suns versus LA Lakers versus Pick Prediction NBA Pro Basketball Odds Preview 1-30-2013

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The 19-25 LA Lakers will be on a back to back as they face the 15-30 Phoenix Suns in an NBA pro basketball game on Wednesday night. Tip off time from Phoenix is scheduled for 10:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.

The NBA odds from this game have the road team LA Lakers favored by -3 points with an over under line of 200 points. There has been 1 point move on the Suns and under as the line came out Lakers favored by -4 with a 201 total.

The Lakers and Suns went head to head back on November 16th with the Lakers posting the 114-102 home win against the Phoenix Suns as a -9 point betting favorite. The total came in at over 201 points. Trend: The over is 7-2 in their past nine head to head meetings.

LA Lakers have a road record of 5-15 on the season. The Lakers win their third straight game all at home following a 111-106 home win on Tuesday night to the New Orleans Hornets as a -8 point betting favorite. The total came in at over 196 points. LA nearly blows an 18 point lead as the Hornets cut the Lakers lead to three in the closing minutes. The team shot 49.4% from the floor and 12 of 33 from three. The Lakers crushed the Hornets on the glass by 13 boards. LA held New Orleans to 42.4% shooting. Dwight Howard had 24 points and four rebounds on 9 of 13 shooting. Kobe Bryant dished out 11 assists to go with his 14 points. The teams point production has improved in this three game home stand as they moved to the top seven in points scored as well as shooting percentage.

The Phoenix Suns have a home court record of 11-11 on the season. They return home after two straight losses. They come off the 110-95 road defeat on Sunday to the Dallas Mavericks as a +8 point underdog. The total came in at over 202 ½ points. The Suns fell behind by 15 points at the half in the loss. Phoenix was cold from three hitting on just 4 of 17 and gave away 18 turnovers. The team gives up over 51% shooting to the Mavericks. Goran Dragic has 18 points and 8 assists on 6 of 12 shooting. The Suns defense has been poor on the year as they rank 29th and second to last in the NBA in defensive field goal and three point shooting. Phoenix allows nearly 47% shooting and 38.6% from three to their opponents.

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