Suns vs Lakers – NBA Picks and Predictions – May 9, 2021
NBA Picks and Predictions on this Phoenix Suns (48-19) vs LA Lakers (37-30) Sunday, May 9, 2021 basketball game.
NBA BETTING PREVIEW:
First off, I want to wish all the moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day! Now let’s get into this Sunday NBA sports betting preview on this game between the Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers set to tip off at 10:10pm et at the Staples Center.
The Draftkings NBA odds have the Phoenix Suns as a -5.5 point road favorite and the over/under currently at 214 total points.
These teams faced each other twice already this NBA season back in March. In those two games, Phoenix was able to shoot over 48% from the field and managed to pick up both wins by double digits. I wouldn’t put too much emphasis on those two past results due to Anthony Davis being out in both of them and Lebron was also out in one of those meetings. As per reports, LeBron James will also be out for this game, so you should see the Lakers continue to fall. They are sitting in the Western Conference seventh seed at 37-30 overall. LA has won just two of their last ten games.
They dropped their last game, 106-101 on Friday Night to the Trail Blazers, but the good take away from that game was that Anthony Davis finally played to his potential. He put together a monster game with 36 points and 12 rebounds, but it was Dame time and Lillard scored 38 points and moved ahead of the Los Angles in playoff standings after getting that win.
In the last three games, the Lakers have only scored an average of 96 points, but continue to have one of the best defensive squads in the league, so they’re able to stay with striking distance in most of these games. LA will have a way different story line to their season once Lebron returns for the start of the play in tournament as the seventh seed or for the playoffs as the sixth seed. Los Angeles is 2-7-1 against the spread in their last 10 games and the total has gone under in 4 of the Lakers’ last 6 games.
Phoenix on the other side of the court is now just one game back from that top spot in the Western Conference. They’ve won seven of their last ten games, including the 128-105 win on Friday Night against the New York Knicks. The Knicks came out with a seven point first half lead, but then the Suns saw the light and scorched the Knicks in the second half with 74 total points.
The Suns in the last 3 games have scored an average of 121.7 points, but have been sub par on defense, giving up an average of 119.3 points. Phoenix is 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 games and the total has gone over in 5 of the Suns last 5 games.
On this Sunday NBA board, let’s first roll with the Suns Team Total over the 109.5 points and then you can continue making money by getting these free consensus picks in this Pelicans vs Hornets game. Just click here or text “FSN” to 99888 to receive both these side and total consensus picks. Consensus picks are only released when all five of our cappers agree and they all love this game, so let’s sweep the board together tonight with the information behind this matchup.
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