We delivered a nice winner on Friday night with our MLB best bet as the LA Dodgers pounded the listless Padres 6-0 as a +118 underdog as Chad Billingsley continued his good pitching performance against San Diego. The LA Dodgers have simply dominated the Padres in recent games and with the ownership change we have seen more focus on the field from the LA Dodgers. On paper the Dodgers just have better offense than San Diego and LA gets good support as their fans travel to San Diego to cheer the men in blue. With our NBA best betting pick on Saturday we select from the pro basketball game between the LA Lakers and Phoenix Suns. The Lakers and Suns will tip it off from Phoenix at 10PM Eastern Time and it’s the NBA League Pass delivering the live national television telecast. With our NBA pro basketball pick we will play on the LA Lakers +1 point against the LA Lakers. The odds are courtesy of Top Bet sportsbook.
The LA Lakers opened up in the betting as a -1 point favorite with an over under of 198 ½ points. Money early has shown on the side of the home team as Phoenix is now the favorite at -1 point at most online sportsbooks. A few sportsbooks has the game lined at a pick but when you bet the Lakers get the +1 point. The total has steamed upward to a current total of 200 ½ points. Those who bet Phoenix on the money line will lay -115 odds. If you believe the LA Lakers can win outright and you don’t need to take the +1 point you will lay -105 odds for your money line wager.
The LA Lakers stubbed their toe last night in a loss to the Houston Rockets. Houston was in a very good spot for a strong effort as they have plenty of rest having last played on Monday night for their Friday game against LA Lakers. Expect Andrew Bynum to show tonight after an embarrassing episode in the third quarter last night as he was hit with two technical and thrown out of the game. LA has shown better road form with hard fought wins at Golden St and on Wednesday night they beat the Clippers 113-108 as a +3 point underdog. They also have a 13 point road win at Dallas back on March 21st. The Lakers have picked up their offense with nearly 104 points and 47.7% shooting over their past five games.
This is not a good spot for the old Phoenix Suns as they return home after a three game road trip. They play the back end of a back to back tonight and will be playing their fourth game in five nights. Also helping our cause on the Lakers tonight is the fact the Suns had to play at altitude last night in a 105-99 road defeat at Denver. LA is the better defensive team. The Suns have allowed 100 or more points in five of their past six games. The Lakers are shooting well and will bounce back tonight with a focused effort against an old and tired Suns team so bet LA at the best online sportsbooks.