Lakers vs Phoenix: prediction for the NBA preseason match
Lakers played their first matches without leaders. Frank Vogel didn't want to rush LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook into the game. Reserve players had to step in for them, but they were unsuccessful. Lakers lost three first matches. In the first one team from Los Angeles was beaten by Brooklyn (97:123), then they suffered a defeat to Phoenix (105:117) and finally to Golden State (114:121).
It is hard to predict, who will play in this match, head coach may choose to rest Dwight Howard. This player put up a brilliant performance in the match against Golden State, he tallied 23 points and 12 rebounds.
Phoenix lost the first pre-season match to Sacramento (106:117), but in the next match Suns recorded a victory over Lakers. In the second match Williams' men played without Devin Booker. It is unknown, whether he will play in the next match.
Suns didn't sign any new players during the off-season. Phoenix already has a great squad, so they don't need any changes.
In two out of three most recent matches of Lakers this total was beaten
In each of four most recent away matches Suns failed to score more than 110 points
Lakers were beaten in their first three matches. This streak can't go on forever. They will be extremely motivated to finally record a victory after three consecutive defeats. In the previous match Anthony Davis put up a strong performance. He scored 14 points. We are expecting another successful performance from the leader of Lakers.
Our prediction - Lakers to win
Lakers are scoring more points with every single match. In the first game they scored only 97 and in the most recent one they scored 114 points. We are expecting another high-scoring performance in this game.
Our second bet is on total over 220,5 points