Lakers Vs Suns: NBA Playoffs Game 6 Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – June 3, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on June 2, 2021

The Los Angeles Lakers (42-30, 2-3) are 3-point favorites heading into a decisive Game 6 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs against the Phoenix Suns (51-21, 3-2) at Staples Center on Thursday, starting at 10:30 PM ET on TNT. The Suns lead the series 3-2. The over/under is set at 208.5 for the matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from William Hill sportsbook as of June 2, 2021, 11:25 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Lakers vs Suns Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of June 2

Lakers:
Anthony Davis: Day To Day (Groin)

Suns:
Abdel Nader: Out (Knee)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Suns (+3)
Total Pick Over (208.5)
Prediction Suns 110, Lakers 109

While William Hill has the Lakers winning by three, the model has the Suns taking home the victory, with a considerable margin between the two spreads (4.9 points). Take the Suns.

In this matchup, the model projects a total (219.1 points) much higher than the William Hill over/under (208.5 points). Bet on the over.

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Lakers Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
LeBron James 45 25.0 7.7 7.8 1.1 0.6 2.3
Anthony Davis 36 21.8 7.9 3.1 1.3 1.6 0.7
Dennis Schroder 61 15.4 3.5 5.8 1.1 0.2 1.2
Andre Drummond 46 14.9 12.0 2.0 1.4 1.1 0.0
Montrezl Harrell 69 13.5 6.2 1.1 0.7 0.7 0.0

Lakers Player Props

  • LeBron James’ PRA prop total for the contest is set at 39.5, 1.0 less than his season average of 40.5.
  • Andre Drummond’s rebounding prop over/under for the matchup is listed at 11.5 boards, 0.5 rebounds less than his season average of 12.0.
  • James’ three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 2.5, 0.2 shots higher than his season average of 2.3.
  • Drummond’s steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals higher than his season average of 1.4.

Suns Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Devin Booker 67 25.6 4.2 4.3 0.8 0.2 1.9
Chris Paul 70 16.4 4.5 8.9 1.4 0.3 1.5
Deandre Ayton 69 14.4 10.5 1.4 0.6 1.2 0.1
Mikal Bridges 72 13.5 4.3 2.1 1.1 0.9 1.9
Jae Crowder 60 10.1 4.7 2.1 0.8 0.5 2.5

Suns Player Props

  • Devin Booker’s PRA prop total for the contest is set at 33.5, 0.6 lower than his season average of 34.1.
  • Chris Paul’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 28.5, 1.3 less than his season average of 29.8.
  • Jae Crowder’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 2.5, equal to his season average of 2.5.
  • Paul’s steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.1 steals higher than his season average of 1.4.

Shooting Trends

  • The Lakers are shooting 46.8% from the field this season, 0.5 percentage points higher than the 46.3% the Suns allow to opponents.
  • Los Angeles has a 24-18 record against the spread and a 30-12 straight-up record in games it shoots higher than 46.3% from the field.
  • Phoenix’s record is 30-10 against the spread and 32-8 overall when its opponents make more than 46.8% of their shots from the field.
  • The Suns have shot at a 48.8% clip from the field this season, 2.9 percentage points higher than the 45.9% shooting opponents of the Lakers have averaged.
  • This season, Phoenix has a 39-19-1 record against the spread and a 47-12 record overall in games the team collectively shoots better than 45.9% from the field.
  • When Los Angeles’ opponents shoot above 48.8% from the field, it is 29-30 against the spread and 37-22 overall.
  • The Lakers’ 35% three-point shooting percentage this season is only 0.1 percentage points lower than opponents of the Suns have shot from beyond the arc (35.1%).
  • Los Angeles has put together a 20-11 record against the spread and a 23-8 straight-up record in games this season when the team knocks down more than 35.1% of its three-point shots.
  • Phoenix is 25-11 against the spread while putting together a 28-8 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 35% from downtown.
  • The Suns’ three-point shooting percentage this season (37.4%) is 2.2 percentage points higher than opponents of the Lakers are averaging (35.2%).
  • Phoenix has a 29-18-1 ATS record and is 37-11 straight-up when the team hits more than 35.2% of its three-point attempts.
  • Los Angeles is 23-21 ATS and 28-16 overall in games it shoots over 37.4% from deep.
  • The Lakers connect on 11 three-pointers per game this season, 1.9 fewer makes per game than the Suns give up (12.9).
  • Phoenix has gone 29-12-1 against the spread and 33-9 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Los Angeles makes fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 11-28 ATS and 15-24 straight up.
  • The Lakers rank 25th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Suns give up the seventh-fewest made threes in the league.

Lakers vs Suns Stat Rankings

Lakers Rank Lakers AVG Suns AVG Suns Rank
22nd 108.7 Points Scored 114.4 7th
2nd 106.4 Points Allowed 108.6 7th
9th 44.3 Rebounds 42.9 29th
17th 9.7 Off. Rebounds 8.7 28th
25th 11 3pt Made 12.9 13th
15th 24.3 Assists 26.8 3rd
29th 14.7 Turnovers 12 4th

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