Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers: Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for May 23, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 23, 2021, 11:04 PM

The Phoenix Suns (51-21, 0-0) are 2.5-point favorites heading into Game 1 of the against the Los Angeles Lakers (42-30, 0-0) at Phoenix Suns Arena on Sunday, starting at 3:30 PM ET on ABC. The series is tied . The matchup has an over/under set at 213.5 points.

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Suns vs Lakers Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Suns-2.5-110-110213.5-110-110

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Point Total Insights

  • Phoenix's games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Sunday's matchup over/under (213.5 points) in 51 out of 72 opportunities (70.8% of matchups).
  • In Los Angeles' games this year, the competing teams combined for a higher point total than Sunday's matchup point total in 38 out of 73 matchups (52.1%).
  • The over/under for the contest of 213.5 is 11.3 points fewer than the combined points per game averages for the Suns (115.3 points per game) and the Lakers (109.5 points per game).
  • The 216.2 points per game these two teams surrender to opponents on average this season are 2.7 more than the 213.5 total in this contest.
  • The Suns have seen a 224.7 average over/under in their games this season, 11.2 points more than the over/under in this contest.
  • A difference of 2.6 points separates the average total points bet in Lakers' games (216.1 points) and this contest's over/under (213.5 points).

Suns Betting Data

  • Phoenix has a 40-31-1 record against the spread this year.
  • The Suns have fared well as a 2.5-point favorite, going 26-24-1 against the spread when favored by at least 2.5 points.
  • Phoenix and its opponents have hit the over in 52.8% of games (38 out of 72 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 per game and Chris Paul leads the squad with 8.9 assists per matchup.
  • Jae Crowder makes 2.5 threes per game to lead the Suns.
  • Paul leads the team with 1.4 steals per game. Ayton collects 1.2 blocks a contest to pace Phoenix.

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Suns Last 10 Games

Suns Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalSuns MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
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
5/9/2021Lakers123-110 LALNoAway+6.5243.5525-750Regular SeasonNoUnder
Suns Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-34-66-4-0238121.6116.4-0.236.9%

Suns Injuries

Suns:Abdel Nader: Out (Knee)

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Lakers Betting Data

  • Los Angeles has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its contests, going 34-35 ATS.
  • When they are at least 2.5-point underdogs, the Lakers have not fared well, going 23-24 against the spread.
  • Los Angeles has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 43.5% of matchups this year (30 out of 69 chances).

Lakers Key Players

  • LeBron James' points (25.0 per game) and assists (7.8 per game) stat lines give him the top scoring and assists spots on the Lakers' leaderboards.
  • Andre Drummond's stat line of 12.0 rebounds, 14.9 points and 2.0 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Los Angeles rebounding leaderboard.
  • James is the top scorer from the three-point line for the Lakers, hitting 2.3 threes per game.
  • Los Angeles' leader in steals is Drummond (1.4 per game), and its leader in blocks is Anthony Davis (1.6 per game).

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Lakers Last 10 Games

Lakers Last Five Games
DateOpponentResultFavoredPlayed AsSpreadTotalLakers MoneylineOpponent MoneylineGame TypeCoveredOver/Under
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
5/11/2021Knicks101-99 LALNoHome+3.5193.5180-225Regular SeasonYesOver
Lakers Last 10 Games
Overall RecordATS RecordO/U/PAVG TotalAVG Pts ScoredAVG Pts AllowedAVG Reb. Margin3Pt %
7-36-44-6-0216.3108.5107.8+1.537.1%

Lakers Injuries

Lakers: None

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