The Los Angeles Lakers had no answers without Anthony Davis in Game 5 of this NBA Playoffs series against the Phoenix Suns. After getting blown out on the road by 30 points, the reigning NBA champs now find themselves needing to win each of the next two games to survive the First Round. Meanwhile, the young Suns will look to finish off a series victory on the road in Thursday’s Game 6 matchup. This NBA betting preview for the Suns vs Lakers NBA Playoffs matchup will provide game info, betting trends, odds and a prediction for Game 6 of this series.
Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Game Info | NBA Playoffs
NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals NBA Playoffs Game 6 (PHX leads 3-2)
Phoenix Suns (54-23, 25-13 Away) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (45-33, 23-16 Home)
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Start Time: 10:30 p.m. EST
Venue: STAPLES Center — Los Angeles, CA
The Suns made sure to leave no doubt in their Game 5 victory to reclaim the lead in this NBA betting series. Phoenix took full advantage of the Lakers being down one of their stars and cruised to a 30-point rout. Devin Booker exploded for 30 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge. Cameron Payne showed up once again with 16 points and Mikal Bridges did a little bit of everything, finishing with 13 points and 6 boards. Even though it was a quieter game for both Chris Paul and Deandre Ayton, it didn’t matter. The Suns cannot be underestimated and are proving they can hang with the defending champs.
Outside of LeBron James, the entire Lakers roster seemed to forget they had a playoff game on Tuesday. Of course, Anthony Davis failed to dress after sustaining a groin injury in Game 5. He is once again listed as a game-time decision ahead of tonight’s Game 6. James finished with a solid Game 5 line of 24 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds but he got next to no help. Kyle Kuzma (15 points) and Talen Horton-Tucker (11) were the only other Lakers to score in double figures on Tuesday. Whether Davis manages to play tonight or not, Los Angeles needs more from the supporting cast. After a terrific start to this NBA betting series, Dennis Schroder has completely disappeared. He had just a single assist and never scored in Game 5.
NBA Betting Odds
Moneyline: PHX: (+110) | LAL: (-135)
Spread: PHX: +2 (-110) | LAL: -2 (-110)
Total: 207.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Suns vs Lakers NBA Betting Trends
- Suns are 0-6-1 ATS in their last seven games following an outright victory of 10 points or more.
- Lakers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following an outright loss.
- Lakers are just 1-5 ATS in their last six home games as an NBA betting favorite.
- Over is 9-2 in the Suns’ last 11 road games.
- Under is 4-0 in the Lakers’ last four games when their opponent scores 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Under is 4-0-1 in the last five Suns vs Lakers head-to-head matchups, with all five coming in this NBA Playoffs series.
Suns vs Lakers Prediction
This NBA prediction uses NumberFire’s probability model. They give Los Angeles a 56.1% chance to win Game 6 of this NBA Playoffs matchup.
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