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

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BetMGM Sep 20, 2021, 1:04 AM

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
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Lakers-7.5-110-110210.5-110-110

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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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalLakers MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/25/2021Suns109-102 LALYesAway-4.5201.5--PlayoffsYesOver
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
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-37-35-5-0214.6107.7106.9+1.236.8%

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
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalSuns MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/25/2021Lakers109-102 LALNoHome+4.5201.5--PlayoffsNoOver
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
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
6-44-66-4-0231.6117.3114.3+0.434.8%

Suns Injuries

Suns:Chris Paul: Day To Day (Shoulder),Abdel Nader: Out (Knee)

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