Basketball betting expectations are low for the Phoenix Suns as they are playing with a shell roster that was decimated last off season as the Suns are one of the least appealing teams in online basketball betting.
The Phoenix Suns will host the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night with a telecast on ESPN that is set to start at 10:30 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have the side and total odds on this matchup so be sure and open your account today.
The Lakers had a record of 23-10 straight up but just 15-18 with the NBA odds as they were once again, as usual, an overlay with bad board value as one of the most popular teams on the board with the general public. The Lakers were dominated in a high profile Christmas Day loss at home to Miami 96-80 which was the middle game of a 3 game losing streak that caught plenty of attention.
The Lakers were trailing both San Antonio and Dallas in the Western Conference race for top seed in the playoffs. Los Angeles ranked 6th in the NBA for scoring and a mediocre 14th for points allowed on defense.
Kobe Bryant was leading the team with 25.3 points per game and Pau Gasol again led in rebounds with 10.9 per game. The Lakers paid out in just 1 of 5 games from December 21 through December 31. LA was a decent value on the road with 10 payouts in 18 games.
Phoenix paid out in just 5 of 15 home games with the NBA betting line and ranked 29th in the NBA for defense.
The Lakers have covered 2 of their last 3 basketball betting matchups with Phoenix and the series has gone over the total in 6 of the last 8 meetings. The two teams have met twice this year with the Lakers scoring a 114-106 road payout at Phoenix on October 29.
Phoenix upset the Lakers on November 14 in a 121-116 road payout. Both games went over the total. The Lakers have paid out in 10 of their last 15 visits to Phoenix as the series has gone over the total in 8 of the last 12 matchups in the Valley of the Sun.