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

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
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Lakers -1.5 -110 -110 207.5 -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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Lakers Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/23/2021 Suns 99-90 PHO No Away +8.5 201.5 525 -750 Playoffs No Under
5/19/2021 Warriors 103-100 LAL No Home +5 202.5 190 -250 Playoffs Yes Over
5/16/2021 Pelicans 110-98 LAL Yes Away -6.5 230.5 -400 310 Regular Season Yes Under
5/15/2021 Pacers 122-115 LAL Yes Away -9.5 227.5 -700 500 Regular Season No Over
5/12/2021 Rockets 124-122 LAL Yes Home -1.5 253.5 -550 400 Regular Season Yes Under
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
7-3 6-4 4-6-0 211.7 106.1 105.6 +0.6 36.4%

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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Suns Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/Under
5/23/2021 Lakers 99-90 PHO Yes Home -8.5 201.5 -750 525 Playoffs Yes Under
5/16/2021 Spurs 123-121 PHO Yes Away -2.5 227.5 -165 140 Regular Season No Over
5/15/2021 Spurs 140-103 PHO Yes Away -26.5 229.5 -10000 3300 Regular Season Yes Over
5/13/2021 Trail Blazers 118-117 PHO Yes Home -2.5 222.5 -160 135 Regular Season No Over
5/11/2021 Warriors 122-116 GS Yes Away -7.5 240.5 -400 310 Regular Season No Under
Suns Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
7-3 4-6 6-4-0 234.8 119.4 115.4 +0.4 36.1%

Suns Injuries

Suns:

Abdel Nader: Out (Knee)

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