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Suns vs. Lakers Betting Odds, Picks & Predictions for NBA Playoffs Game 6 | Thursday, June 3, 2021

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Suns vs. Lakers odds, moneyline, point spread and trends. Find more expert NBA betting picks and predictions for Game 6 tonight.

The Los Angeles Lakers had no answers without Anthony Davis in Game 5 of this 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 Suns vs. Lakers NBA betting picks preview will explore the best NBA betting odds, provide some key betting trends and offer the top NBA picks and predictions for the game.

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Suns vs. Lakers Game Info

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
Coverage: TNT

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, seven rebounds and five 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 six 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, seven assists and five 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.

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NBA Odds: Moneyline

  • Suns: (+122) — FanDuel
  • Lakers: (-133) — BetMGM

NBA Odds: Spread

  • Suns: +2.5 (-110) — FanDuel
  • Lakers: -2 (-110) — BetMGM, William Hill

NBA Odds: Total

  • Over: 207 (-110) — FanDuel, William Hill
  • Under: 207.5 (-105) — BetMGM

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 series.

Suns vs. Lakers Prediction

The most recent reports from yesterday evening indicate that the Lakers are hopeful to have Anthony Davis back for Game 6. With their season on the line, it seems highly unlikely that Davis would sit out tonight’s matchup entirely. Even if he is at less than 100% or limited in terms of minutes, Davis is certainly better than whatever that Lakers effort was on Tuesday. Assuming he is cleared to play, the NBA betting odds will undoubtedly move in Los Angeles’ favor. As such, the line of thinking here is that the current 2-point spread could hold tremendous value. The fact that Los Angeles is listed as the betting favorite even with his status still unclear is very telling.

Prediction: Lakers -2


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