NBA Summer League: Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction

NBA Summer League: Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction: The Los Angeles Lakers will start as favorites to win their upcoming game against the Phoenix Suns as per the latest predictions.

It is expected to be another action-packed day with some mouth-watering contests in the Las Vegas Leg of the NBA Summer League. The Phoenix Suns are ready to lock horns with the Los Angeles Lakers tonight. The game will be played at the Thomas and Mack Center in Nevada.

 It will be another matchup of two sides that had completely contrasting last season of the NBA. The Suns had a record-breaking regular season with 64 wins. They were the #1 seed in both conferences and were looking like one of the top favorites to clinch the title. However, their campaign ended on a disappointing note with a 3-4 defeat to the Dallas Mavericks in the Conference Semifinals. The Los Angeles Lakers, on the other hand, had a forgetful season as they finished at 33-49 in the 11th position of the Western Conference.

 It will be the second straight year when Phoenix is backing experienced players having international experience for the Summer League. 21-year-old Vrenz Bleijenbergh is the youngest player on the roster. The Suns will look to start their campaign with a win against the Lakers tonight.

The Los Angeles Lakers must be pumped up after an emphatic win by a big margin of 34 points against the Miami Heat in the league opener. The top performers of the game included Mac McClung and Paris Bass. McClung scored 17 points for his side with 5 field goals. Bass added 15 points and 6 rebounds to his name. The Lakers will aim to continue the same dominance tonight.

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction

PlatformSunsLakersPredicted Winner
SmarketsOdds: 2.40Odds: 1.40Lakers
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Suns vs Lakers Prediction: Overall team Stats from NBA 2021-22 Regular Season

StatsSunsLakers
Points per game114.8112.1
Rebounds per game45.344.0
Assists per game27.424.0
Steals per game8.67.6
Blocks per game4.45.2

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction: Summer League Roster

Phoenix Suns: 

Guard:  

Ahmad Caver, Tyson Carter, Kameron Taylor, McKinley Wright IV, Brancou Badio, Karim Jallow, Dejan Vasiljevic

Forward:

Louis King, Ish Wainright, Kevin Zhang, Duop Reath, Markis McDuffie, Vrenz Bleijenbergh, Leonardo Meindl

Center:

Jo Lual-Acuil Jr., Olivier Sarr, Jehyve Floyd, Asbjorn Midtgaard

Los Angeles Lakers: 

Guard: R.J. Cole, Max Christie, Mason Jones, Mac McClung, Javante McCoy, Nate-Pierre Louis, Scotty Pippen Jr.

Forward: Paris Bass, Vitto Brown, Shareef O’Neal, Cole Swider, Fabian White Jr.

Center: Jay Huff

Suns vs Lakers Prediction: H2H in NBA Summer League

There have been 15 games so far between these two sides in the NBA Summer League.  The Phoenix Suns are ahead as they won 11 of them, while the Los Angeles Lakers won 4 games. If we talk about the last 5 matchups, there is nothing for the Lakers as the Suns won all of those 5 fixtures.

The previous meeting took place in the last season on 6 April 2021. The Phoenix Suns won that game with a score of 121-110.

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction: Winner

The Phoenix Suns are coming after a dominating NBA season. They will expect to continue the same form. A squad full of experienced players is always tough to beat in the Summer League. Moreover, they have dominated the Lakers as per the H2H stats.

On the other hand, the Los Angeles Lakers will start with confidence after a convincing performance in the last game against the Heat. They will back their young guns to continue the same form and give a defeat to the Suns tonight. Fans can expect a riveting contest between these two sides today.

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