NBA Betting Preview: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns

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SBG Global Opening Line: Lakers   - 4 , Total  207

An intense Pacific Division rivalry game is on tap late Thursday night as the Phoenix Suns host the Los Angeles Lakers.  These two teams always seem to play good games and the tension is always high since former Laker Shaquille O'Neal is with the Suns.  The Lakers won last season's series with the Suns 3-1 and snapped a six-game road losing streak in Phoenix.  The Lakers have gone 4-6 in their last 10 regular season visits to Phoenix but have won two straight.

SBG Global reports that early NBA betting has the public taking Lakers on the Road.

The Lakers under head coach Phil Jackson are 20-12 against the Suns during the regular season. Los Angeles is led by Kobe Bryant who is averaging 25.4 points per game against Phoenix.  The games against Shaq always seem to inspire Kobe who is averaging 36.6 points per game in five career head-to-head meetings with Shaq. 

The Suns have just as many wins this season as Los Angeles but they are not getting nearly as much attention as the Lakers.  That might be a good thing for the Suns considering many people believe it was a mistake to let former head coach Mike D'Antoni leave.  So far though, the results under new head coach Terry Porter have been solid.

Here are the NBA betting stats for Thursday's game. The Lakers are 20-7-1 ATS in their last 28 vs. the Western Conference. The Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Thursday games. The Lakers are 35-16 ATS in their last 51 vs. the Pacific. The Lakers are 24-11-1 ATS in their last 36 road games. The Lakers are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Phoenix. The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Suns are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. the Pacific. The Suns are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Suns are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. the Western Conference.

SBG Global Current Line: Lakers   - 4.5 , Total  207

The Under is 11-1 in the Lakers last 12 Thursday games. The Over is 5-1 in the Lakers last 6 overall. The Under is 9-3 in the Lakers last 12 vs. the Western Conference. The Over is 5-2 in the Suns last 7 vs. the Western Conference. The Over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Phoenix between the two teams.

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