Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns: NBA Playoffs Game 3 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 27, 2021

The Los Angeles Lakers (42-30, 1-1) are 7.5-point favorites heading into Game 3 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Phoenix Suns (51-21, 1-1) at Staples Center on Thursday, starting at 10:00 PM ET on TNT. The series is tied 1-1. The point total is 210.5 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 -7.5 -110 -110 210.5 -110 -110

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Point Total Insights

  • Los Angeles’ games this season have gone over the point total for Thursday’s matchup point total (210.5 points) in 57.3% of opportunities (43 out of 75 matchups).
  • In 73% of Phoenix’s games this season (54 of 74), the total points scored was higher than Thursday’s 210.5-point over/under.
  • The point total for the game of 210.5 is 13.6 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Lakers (109.2 points per game) and the Suns (114.9 points per game).
  • These two teams give up a combined 215.7 points per game, 5.2 more than this contest’s over/under.
  • The Lakers have seen a 215.7 average over/under in their games this season, 5.2 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 13.6 points separates the average total points bet in Suns’ games (224.1 points) and this contest’s over/under (210.5 points).

Lakers Betting Data

  • Los Angeles has a losing 35-36 record against the spread this year.
  • The Lakers’ record against the spread as at least a 7.5-point favorite is below .500 at 8-9.
  • Los Angeles typically does not hit the over, only topping the point total in 31 of 71 games (43.7%).

Lakers Key Players

  • LeBron James leads the Lakers in scoring (25.0 points per game) and assisting (7.8 assists per game).
  • Los Angeles is led in rebounds by Andre Drummond’s 12.0 per game.
  • The Lakers are led by James from long distance. He hits 2.3 shots from deep per game.
  • Los Angeles’ blocks leader is Anthony Davis, who collects 1.6 per game. Drummond leads the team averaging 1.4 steals 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
5/25/2021 Suns 109-102 LAL Yes Away -4.5 201.5 Playoffs Yes Over
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
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
7-3 7-3 5-5-0 214.6 107.7 106.9 +1.2 36.8%

Lakers Injuries

Lakers: None

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Suns Betting Data

  • Phoenix has a winning record against the spread, going 41-32-1 ATS (covering 55.4% of the time).
  • The Suns have fared well as a 7.5-point underdog, going 11-10 against the spread when they are at least 7.5-point underdogs.
  • Phoenix has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 52.7% of matchups this season (39 out of 74 opportunities).

Suns Key Players

  • Devin Booker sits at the top of the Suns scoring leaderboard with 25.6 points per game. He also pulls down 4.2 rebounds and dishes out 4.3 assists per game.
  • Phoenix’s leader in rebounds is Deandre Ayton with 10.5 per game, and its leader in assists is Chris Paul with 8.9 per game.
  • Jae Crowder is consistent from three-point range and leads the Suns with 2.5 made threes per game.
  • Paul (1.4 steals per game) is the steal leader for Phoenix while Ayton (1.2 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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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
5/25/2021 Lakers 109-102 LAL No Home +4.5 201.5 Playoffs No Over
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
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
6-4 4-6 6-4-0 231.6 117.3 114.3 +0.4 34.8%

Suns Injuries

Suns:

Chris Paul: Day To Day (Shoulder),

Abdel Nader: Out (Knee)

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