Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Game 5 6/1/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Game 5 6/1/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Phoenix Suns are hosting the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers at the Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 22:00 ET in Game 5 of this Western quarterfinal between the second and seventh best teams of the conference. The Suns bounced back in Game 4 after dropping two straight games and giving the Lakers the momentum. But a Anthony Davis injury that held him out of the second half of game 4 was utilized by the Suns, who won and tied the series to 2-2 wins.  

The Suns finished the regular season with a 51-21 record and were 42-28-2 against the spread and 42-30 in over/under. They are coming off a road victory against the Lakers with a 100-92 score. They had three players with 17+ points, led by Chris Paul who didn’t seem affected by his injury and led the team both in scoring with 18 and in assists made with 9. Devin Booker and Jae Crowder added 17 points each. 

Booker leads the team in scoring during the playoffs with 25.3 ppg, adding 4.8 boards and 5.5 dimes per game. De’Andre Ayton adds 19.8 ppg, shooting with 80.9% from the field. He also leads the team in rebounding with 13.5 per game

The Suns have the second-worse offense in the postseason, scoring 99 ppg, but are fourth-best defensively with 100 ppg. They have a 44.8% field goal percentage and a 32.2% 3-point percentage. They are 3-5-1 against the spread in their previous nine matches. Under is 3-0-1 in their previous four matches.

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Game 5 Predictions 6/1/2021

The Lakers finished the regular season with a 42-30 record and were 32-39-1 against the spread and 28-43-1 in over/under. They are coming off a home defeat against Phoenix with a 92-100 score. Anthony Davis had 34 points in each of his previous two games but got hurt and didn’t return in the second half of the game. LeBron James led the team with 25 points, also adding team-highs both in rebounding with 12 and in assists made with 6.     

LeBron leads the team both in scoring in the postseason with 21.8 ppg and in assists made with 8.5, adding 7.3 rebounds per game. Anthony Davis adds 21.8 ppg and 8 rebounds per game. 

The Lakers have fourth-worse offense in the playoffs with 100 ppg, but the second-best defense, allowing 99 ppg. They have the third-worse field goal percentage with 43% and a 31.8% 3-point percentage. They are 3-6 against the spread in their previous nine matches. Under is 5-0-1 in their previous five matches. 

The Suns leads the Lakers 4-3 wins so far this season and are 2-1 at home. Under is 8-3-1 in their previous 12 matchups. The Suns are 28-10 at home, while the Lakers are 22-16 on the road. I’m going to pick once again under 209 points in this matchup. 

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Game 5 6/1/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Time: 22:00 ET 

Location: Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, TX

Date: Tuesday, June 1, 2021

TV: TNT, BSAZ, SPECSN

NBA Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix Suns -4

NBA Totals: +209

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