Basketball betting respect is always high for the Lakers and they are beginning to demonstrate why they will again be such a dangerous online basketball betting commodity in the post season.
The Los Angeles Lakers will host the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night with a telecast on TNT that will start at 10:30 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this important Western Conference matchup so be sure and open your account for action today!
The Lakers were playing inconsistent basketball for most of the season which cause NBA basketball betting handicappers and national commentators to begin writing them off a championship materiel but since February 22 after the All Star Break it has been vintage Show Time as Los Angeles won 11 out of 12 games straight up with 9 payouts in that span to improve to an overall record of 49-20 straight up and 34-34-1 against the spread.
As always the Lakers are a poor value at home with just 13 payouts in 32 games as they simply draw far too much public money as a host. The Lakers ranked 8th for both offensive scoring and defensive points allowed and went under the total in 20 out of their 32 home games.
Kobe Bryant led the Lake Show with 24.7 points and 4.8 assists per game while Pau Gasol was the leading rebounder with 10.1 per game.
Phoenix had a NBA sports betting record of 34-33 straight up and 30-34-3 against the spread. The Suns were 17-14-2 against the spread on the road and were slowing down with just 2 payouts in 6 games from March 8 through March 18.
The Suns went under the total in the last 5 consecutive games of that span and were falling dangerously close to being out of the playoff race.
Although Phoenix has had long term problems at Los Angeles they have done better as of late with 2 consecutive payouts at the Staples Center against the Lakers. The Lakers covered the spread in 5 consecutive home games against the Suns prior to that. The Suns and Spurs have gone over the basketball betting total in 11 of their last 15 matchups in Los Angeles.