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

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
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Suns -2.5 -110 -110 213.5 -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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Suns Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/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
5/9/2021 Lakers 123-110 LAL No Away +6.5 243.5 525 -750 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 6-4-0 238 121.6 116.4 -0.2 36.9%

Suns Injuries


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
Date Opponent Result Favored Played As Spread Total Lakers Moneyline Opponent Moneyline Game Type Covered Over/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
5/11/2021 Knicks 101-99 LAL No Home +3.5 193.5 180 -225 Regular Season Yes Over
Lakers Last 10 Games
Overall Record ATS Record O/U/P AVG Total AVG Pts Scored AVG Pts Allowed AVG Reb. Margin 3Pt %
7-3 6-4 4-6-0 216.3 108.5 107.8 +1.5 37.1%

Lakers Injuries

Lakers: None