The NBA season rolls on and we go straight in early on this time with a pick in order to try and take advantage of some poor lines early on.
PHX Suns -4.5 to beat LA Lakers @ 1.67 (MarathonBet) – 2.5 points
The Los Angeles Lakers have started out their worst season in many years going 0-4 so far including 0-2 at home and that only looks set to get worse and worse with teams looking stronger than them.
The Phoenix Suns will be determined to get back to winning ways after dropping their last game badly against the Utah Jazz. That was a good reality check for them against a strong perimeter team, who plays much like them and something that they need to work on is defense. The backcourt of Bledsoe, Thomas and Dragic have been quite inconsistent so far. While all of the Phoenix starters have scored double digits, no one has gone out and blown a few games. The Suns players might look to tonights game against a struggling Lakers to try and turn that around.
LA Lakers have been extremely poor on the defensive end that has seen them lose all of their last 4 games by big margins, and they will want to try and improve upon it. One player who has definitely regained his mojo is the MAMBA, Kobe Bryant. Kobe has gone back to his 24+ points, 4+ assists and 2+ steals per game to remind us how he is still a dominant force in this game. The disappointing thing is that he has no supporting cast around him. The next highest scorer in their team is Jordan Hill with 14 points; but no one else averages double digits after that.
This is expected to be an extremely high scoring game as both scoring game as both teams can’t play defense, but I expect the Lakers to lose another one tonight.
CLE Cavaliers to beat POR Trailblazers @ 1.76 (Betfair) – 2.5 points
TOR Raptors Over 102.5 points v OKC Thunder @ 1.90 (MarathonBet) – 2.5 points