Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns: NBA Playoffs Game 2 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 25, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 23, 2021, 6:04 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers (42-30, 0-1) are 1.5-point favorites heading into Game 2 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Phoenix Suns (51-21, 1-0) at Phoenix Suns Arena on Tuesday, starting at 10:00 PM ET on TNT. The Suns lead the series 1-0. The over/under is set at 207.5 in the matchup.

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Lakers vs Suns Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Lakers-1.5-110-110207.5-115-105

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Point Total Insights

  • Los Angeles and its opponents have gone over Tuesday's 207.5 total in 48 out of 74 games (64.9%) this year.
  • In 58 out of Phoenix's 73 games this year (79.5%), the competing teams combined for a higher point total than the over/under in Tuesday's matchup.
  • The Lakers average 109.2 points per game against the Suns' 115.1, totaling 16.8 points over the matchup's point total of 207.5.
  • This matchup's over/under is 8.3 fewer points than the 215.8 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • This season, the average total for Lakers games is 215.7 points, 8.2 more than the over/under of 207.5 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this contest is 16.7 points fewer than the average over/under in Suns' games this season (224.2 points).

Lakers Betting Data

  • Los Angeles has failed to cover the spread more often than not this year, going 34-36.
  • When they play as at least 1.5-point favorites, the Lakers have an ATS record of 25-24.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have hit the over in only 42.9% of games (30 out of 70 matchups).

Lakers Key Players

  • The Lakers points and assists leader is LeBron James. He scores 25.0 points per game and contributes 7.8 assists.
  • Los Angeles is led in rebounds by Andre Drummond's 12.0 per game.
  • James is the top three-point shooter for the Lakers, knocking down 2.3 per game.
  • Los Angeles' steals leader is Drummond, who grabs 1.4 per game. Anthony Davis leads the team averaging 1.6 blocks a contest.

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Lakers Last 10 Games

Lakers Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalLakers MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/23/2021Suns99-90 PHONoAway+8.5201.5525-750PlayoffsNoUnder
5/19/2021Warriors103-100 LALNoHome+5202.5190-250PlayoffsYesOver
5/16/2021Pelicans110-98 LALYesAway-6.5230.5-400310Regular SeasonYesUnder
5/15/2021Pacers122-115 LALYesAway-9.5227.5-700500Regular SeasonNoOver
5/12/2021Rockets124-122 LALYesHome-1.5253.5-550400Regular SeasonYesUnder
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-36-44-6-0211.7106.1105.6+0.636.4%

Lakers Injuries

Lakers: None

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Suns Betting Data

  • Phoenix has a winning record against the spread, going 41-31-1 ATS (covering 56.2% of the time).
  • The Suns have fared well as a 1.5-point underdog, going 33-25-1 against the spread when they are at least 1.5-point underdogs.
  • In the majority of Phoenix's games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (38 out of 73 games, 52.1%).

Suns Key Players

  • Devin Booker sits at the top of the Suns scoring leaderboard with 25.6 points per game. He also grabs 4.2 rebounds and dishes out 4.3 assists per game.
  • The Phoenix leaders in rebounding and assists are Deandre Ayton with 10.5 rebounds per game (he also adds 14.4 points and 1.4 assists per game) and Chris Paul with 8.9 assists per game (he also tacks on 16.4 points and 4.5 rebounds per game).
  • Jae Crowder is the top shooter from deep for the Suns, hitting 2.5 threes per game.
  • Phoenix's leader in steals is Paul (1.4 per game), and its leader in blocks is Ayton (1.2 per game).

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Suns Last 10 Games

Suns Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalSuns MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/23/2021Lakers99-90 PHOYesHome-8.5201.5-750525PlayoffsYesUnder
5/16/2021Spurs123-121 PHOYesAway-2.5227.5-165140Regular SeasonNoOver
5/15/2021Spurs140-103 PHOYesAway-26.5229.5-100003300Regular SeasonYesOver
5/13/2021Trail Blazers118-117 PHOYesHome-2.5222.5-160135Regular SeasonNoOver
5/11/2021Warriors122-116 GSYesAway-7.5240.5-400310Regular SeasonNoUnder
Suns Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-34-66-4-0234.8119.4115.4+0.436.1%

Suns Injuries

Suns:Abdel Nader: Out (Knee)

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