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Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers: Don Best NBA Playoff Odds & Trends for 5/23/2021

The Phoenix Suns (51-21, 0-0) are 2-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 .

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How to Watch

Time: 3:30 PM EST
TV Channel: ABC

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Suns vs. Lakers Betting Data

Suns vs Lakers Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Suns -2 -110 -110 213 -110 -110

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Suns Betting Data

  • Phoenix covered the spread more often than not this season, going 42-28-2 against the spread.
  • When they are at least 2-point favorites, the Suns have an ATS record of 30-21-2.
  • Phoenix has hit the over the majority of the time, in 42 of 72 games (58.3%).

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Lakers Betting Data

  • Against the spread this season, Los Angeles is under .500: 32-41.
  • The Lakers have a losing record (20-27) when they're at least 2-point underdogs.
  • Los Angeles has hit the over on the point total in 29 of 73 games this season (39.7%).

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Point Total Insights

  • Phoenix's games this year have gone over the point total for Sunday's matchup over/under (213 points) in 70.8% of opportunities (51 out of 72 matchups).
  • In Los Angeles' games this year, the competing teams added up to a higher point total than Sunday's matchup point total in 39 out of 73 matchups (53.4%).
  • The over/under for the contest of 213 is 11.8 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).
  • This game's point total is 3.2 fewer points than the 216.2 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2020-21.
  • On average, the Suns have seen a 224.7 over/under in their games this season, 11.7 more points than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of 3.1 points separates the average total points bet in Lakers' games (216.1 points) and this contest's over/under (213 points).

Previous Matchups

In the last 10 head-to-head meetings, Los Angeles has won seven games against Phoenix,

Suns vs Lakers in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
5/9/2021 Suns Lakers -7 217 -295 238 Regular Season 123-110 LAL
3/21/2021 Suns Suns -10 216 -532 392 Regular Season 111-94 PHO
3/2/2021 Suns Lakers -1 215.5 -114 -107 Regular Season 114-104 PHO
2/10/2020 Lakers Lakers -12.5 230.5 -954 646 Regular Season 125-100 LAL
1/1/2020 Lakers Lakers -11 226 -647 481 Regular Season 117-107 LAL
11/12/2019 Lakers Suns -3.5 221 -175 145 Regular Season 123-115 LAL
3/2/2019 - Suns - - - - Regular Season 118-109 PHO
1/27/2019 - Lakers - - - - Regular Season 116-102 LAL
12/2/2018 - Lakers - - - - Regular Season 120-96 LAL
10/24/2018 - Suns - - - - Regular Season 131-113 LAL

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Suns Players to Watch

  • The scoring leader for the Suns this season is Devin Booker, who averages 25.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game.
  • Deandre Ayton is Phoenix's leading rebounder, grabbing 10.5 per game, while Chris Paul is its best passer, averaging 8.9 assists in each contest.
  • Jae Crowder makes more threes per game than any other member of the Suns, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.5 per contest.
  • Paul is Phoenix's leader in steals, averaging 1.4 steals per game, while Ayton leads them in blocks with 1.2 per contest.

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Lakers Players to Watch

  • 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 is at the top of the Los Angeles rebounding leaderboard with 12.0 rebounds per game. He also notches 14.9 points and tacks on 2.0 assists per game.
  • James hits 2.3 three-pointers per game, the most on the Lakers.
  • 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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Injury Report

Suns:

Abdel Nader: Out (Knee)

Lakers: None

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