LA LAKERS vs PHOENIX 11/12/2019 Odds, Picks & Preview

The LA LAKERS and the PHOENIX will both be gunning for a victory on 11/12/2019 at 9:05 PM when they meet in a game matchup.

LA LAKERS vs PHOENIX
When: 9:00 PM  ET, Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Where: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona

ROT TEAM PS OU ML
569 LA LAKERS 2.5 (-110) 219 (-110) -140
120
570 PHOENIX

TV: 9 p.m. ET, Spectrum SportsNet (Los Angeles), FS Arizona
LINE: 2.5
PREDICTION: Lakers 112, Suns 111

Oddsmakers currently have the PHOENIX listed as 2.5 point favorites versus the LA LAKERS, while the game’s total is sitting at 219.

The Los Angeles Lakers saw their seven-game winning streak snapped and now look to get back on the winning side of the ledger when they visit the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. The Lakers were outclassed Sunday by a Toronto team missing point guard Kyle Lowry (thumb) and forward Serge Ibaka (ankle) while succumbing at home 113-104 to the Raptors.

Forwards Anthony Davis (27 points) and LeBron James (13 points, 15 assists, 13 rebounds) weren’t able to prevent Los Angeles’ first loss since its season opener as short-handed Toronto overwhelmed the club 61-44 in the second half. “We’re not a complacent team, we’re kind of even keel,” James told reporters afterward. “Obviously, we hate to lose but they were the better team and we just move on to the next one. We’ll see (Monday) how we can get better in the film session. There are still ways for us to be better and we know that.” The Suns are 2-1 on a six-game homestand and rolled to a convincing 138-112 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday as the home fans serenaded star shooting guard Devin Booker (27 points) with MVP chants. “It is nice to hear,” Booker told reporters afterward. “I am more excited about the fans having something to cheer for, us playing winning basketball and competitive basketball every night. That has been the fun part.”

TV: 9 p.m. ET, Spectrum SportsNet (Los Angeles), FS Arizona

ABOUT THE LAKERS (7-2): Los Angeles was just 10-of-30 from 3-point range while scoring fewer than 105 points for the fifth time in nine games and Davis noted that the lack of punch is becoming a problem. “We’ve got to get our offense clicking,” Davis told reporters. “We’ve got to be able to score a little bit more, just for nights when our defense might not be there or they are making tough shots.” James (5-of-15) and swingman Danny Green (0-for-5 while going scoreless) were the biggest culprits against the Raptors, who also forced Davis into five of the club’s 12 turnovers.

ABOUT THE SUNS (6-3):
 Phoenix racked up 37 assists against just seven turnovers while recording a season high for points and 3-pointers (19) in the win over Brooklyn and point guard Ricky Rubio fueled the onslaught with season bests of 22 points and 12 assists and no turnovers. “We moved the ball. We played super unselfish, that is super fun to play,” said Rubio, who joined the team as a free agent and is providing a ball-handling presence the Suns have lacked in recent seasons. Rubio has 10 or more assists in three of his eight appearances while Booker went 4-for-5 from 3-point range.

BUZZER BEATERS

1. The Lakers went 3-1 against the Suns last season.

2. Phoenix SF Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 18 points against the Nets and has reached double digits in all nine games.

3. Los Angeles PG Rajon Rondo (calf) is questionable to make his season debut.

PREDICTION: Lakers 112, Suns 111

Tony’s Pick TEAM
LA LAKERS -140

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