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
Injury Report as of June 2
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|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.
Lakers Key Players
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
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.
- 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|
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