Suns Vs Lakers: NBA Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – December 21, 2021

Written By PlayPicks Staff on December 21, 2021

The Phoenix Suns (24-5) will try to continue a three-game winning streak when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers (16-15) at 10:00 PM ET on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Staples Center. The contest airs on TNT. The Suns (-6.5) take on the Lakers (+230 on the moneyline) at 10:00 PM ET on Tuesday, live on TNT. This contest has an over/under set at 224 points.

The insights in the following article reflect odds as of December 21, 2021 at 10:02 PM ET. Keep scrolling for a look at all of the latest odds for this matchup and get up to $1,000 Risk Free Bet at BetMGM today!

Suns Vs Lakers Betting Odds

Injury Report as of December 21

Suns: Frank Kaminsky: Out (Knee), Dario Saric: Out (Knee), Abdel Nader: Out (Knee)

Lakers: Anthony Davis: Out (Knee), Trevor Ariza: Probable (Ankle), Avery Bradley: Out (Health Protocols), LeBron James: Probable (Abdomen), Kent Bazemore: Out (Health Protocols), Malik Monk: Out (Health Protocols), Kendrick Nunn: Out (Health Protocols), Austin Reaves: Out (Health Protocols)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Lakers (+6.5)
Total Pick Under (224)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Suns Vs Lakers Stat Rankings

Suns Avg. (Rank) Lakers Avg. (Rank)
111.9 (3rd) Points Scored 110.5 (8th)
104.6 (4th) Points Allowed 111.3 (27th)
45.7 (8th) Rebounds 46.0 (6th)
9.2 (24th) Off. Rebounds 9.4 (23rd)
11.4 (23rd) 3pt Made 12.0 (16th)
26.3 (4th) Assists 24.5 (10th)
13.3 (17th) Turnovers 15.5 (2nd)

Suns Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Devin Booker 22 22.9 5.0 4.5 0.9 0.2 2.5
Deandre Ayton 21 16.8 11.2 1.6 0.7 0.8 0.0
Chris Paul 29 14.4 4.0 10.1 2.0 0.3 1.0
Mikal Bridges 29 12.3 3.9 1.9 1.4 0.5 1.3
JaVale McGee 29 10.9 7.5 0.7 0.3 0.8 0.0

Lakers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 19 25.9 6.6 6.8 1.7 1.0 2.7
Anthony Davis 27 23.3 9.9 2.9 1.2 2.0 0.4
Russell Westbrook 31 19.5 7.7 8.2 1.2 0.3 1.2
Isaiah Thomas 2 16.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.5 2.5
Carmelo Anthony 31 13.5 4.0 1.0 0.7 0.7 2.5

Betting Trends

  • Phoenix’s record against the spread is 15-13-1.
  • As 6.5-point favorites or more, the Suns are 5-7-1 against the spread.
  • This season, 13 of Phoenix’s 29 games have hit the over.
  • Phoenix’s games have had more than 224 points scored on seven occasions this year.
  • The over/under for this game is 224 points, 5.6 more than the average point total for Suns games this season.
  • Los Angeles’ record against the spread is 12-18-1.
  • The Lakers are unbeaten ATS (3-0) as a 6.5-point underdog or greater this season.
  • Los Angeles has seen 16 of its 31 games hit the over.
  • Los Angeles’ games have finished with over 224 points scored 14 times this season.
  • The over/under for this game is 4.4 points higher than the average scoring total for Lakers games (219.6).
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