The Phoenix Suns (4-5) play the Los Angeles Lakers (3-5) Friday night at 10:30 ET. NBA odds are available at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Suns can’t seem to get any streaks going this year. They are 4-5 SU and 2-7 ATS for the season. They started the season 1-3 SU and 0-4 ATS, and since then have played better, but haven’t been able to string together more than two wins at a time. They score in bunches, but give up a lot defensively as well.
D’Antoni looks like he still won’t be ready to make his debut for a few more days, so the Lakers will have to continue to play on without him. They have played much better ball since Mike Brown’s departure. They had a two game win streak snapped by a two point home loss to the Spurs, but should be well rested coming into Friday’s night, having two nights off.
The Lakers are a 9 point home favorite, but it seems unlikely that they would be able to create enough separation from the Suns to win by double digits. Figure the Lakers to win the game, but probably not by enough to cover. Take the Suns +9 at the sportsbook.