Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers: NBA Playoffs Game 5 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for June 1, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 23, 2021, 1:04 PM

The Phoenix Suns (51-21, 2-2) are 5.5-point favorites heading into Game 5 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Los Angeles Lakers (42-30, 2-2) at Phoenix Suns Arena on Tuesday, starting at 10:00 PM ET on TNT. The series is tied 2-2. The matchup's over/under is 207.5.

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Suns vs Lakers Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Suns-5.5-110-110207.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • Phoenix's games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Tuesday's matchup over/under (207.5 points) in 59 out of 76 opportunities (77.6% of matchups).
  • In Los Angeles' games this season, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Tuesday's matchup total in 49 out of 77 matchups (63.6%).
  • Together, the two teams combine for 223.4 points per game, 15.9 points more than the total of 207.5 for this matchup.
  • This matchup's over/under is 7.8 fewer points than the 215.3 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • This season, the average total for Suns games is 223.4 points, 15.9 more than the over/under of 207.5 points for this contest.
  • Lakers' games have a total points bet of 215.2 points this season, 7.7 points more than the over/under for this matchup.

Suns Betting Data

  • Phoenix covered the spread more often than not this year, going 41-34-1 against the spread.
  • The Suns' record against the spread as at least a 5.5-point favorite is above .500 at 20-19.
  • Phoenix and its opponents have hit the over in 52.6% of games (40 out of 76 matchups).

Suns Key Players

  • Devin Booker leads the Suns in scoring, averaging 25.6 points per game.
  • Deandre Ayton paces Phoenix with 10.5 rebounds a game and Chris Paul leads the team with 8.9 assists per contest.
  • Jae Crowder is the top three-point shooter for the Suns, knocking down 2.5 per game.
  • Phoenix's steals leader is Paul, who averages 1.4 per game. Ayton leads the team averaging 1.2 blocks a game.

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Suns Last 10 Games

Suns Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalSuns MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/30/2021Lakers100-92 PHOYesAway-11.5199.5-30001200PlayoffsNoUnder
5/27/2021Lakers109-95 LALNoAway+13.5195.53300-10000PlayoffsNoOver
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
Suns Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
6-43-76-4-0222.2113.1109.1-0.331.4%

Suns Injuries

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

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Lakers Betting Data

  • Los Angeles has a 37-36 record against the spread, covering in 50.7% of their outings.
  • The Lakers have fared well as a 5.5-point underdog, going 17-14 against the spread when they are at least 5.5-point underdogs.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their matchups this year -- 32 of 73 (43.8%).

Lakers Key Players

  • LeBron James racks up 25.0 points and adds 7.8 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Lakers' leaderboards in those statistics.
  • Andre Drummond grabs 12.0 rebounds per game (he also scores 14.9 points per game and adds 2.0 assists per game) which puts him at the top of the Los Angeles rebounding leaderboard.
  • James is dependable from three-point range and leads the Lakers with 2.3 made threes per game.
  • Drummond (1.4 steals per game) is the steal leader for Los Angeles while Anthony Davis (1.6 blocks per game) is the block leader.

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Lakers Last 10 Games

DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalLakers MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
5/30/2021Suns100-92 PHONoHome+11.5199.51200-3000PlayoffsYesUnder
5/27/2021Suns109-95 LALYesHome-13.5195.5-100003300PlayoffsYesOver
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
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
8-28-25-5-0212.3108.3104+3.835.9%

Lakers Injuries

Lakers:Anthony Davis: Day To Day (Leg),Kostas Antetokounmpo: Out (Personal),Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Day To Day (Quad)

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