Lakers vs. Suns Game 5 Prediction
The Suns evened up their series with the Lakers with an upset win in L.A. on Sunday, but will they cover as a 5-point home favorite in Game 5 on Tuesday night? Tip-off is set for 10:00 p.m. ET.
525 Los Angeles Lakers (+5) at 526 Phoenix Suns (-5); o/u 207
10:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Venue: Phoenix Suns Arena
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Notes
Anthony Davis (strained left groin) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's Game 5 vs. Phoenix. Frank Vogel said Monday's MRI confirmed the groin strain, but they'll wait to see how he feels tomorrow, essentially implying that AD will be a game-time call. Earlier reporting indicated that it was unlikely that AD would be available for Game 5, so he seems to be a bit closer to doubtful than questionable, but perhaps we'll get another update after tomorrow's shootaround.
Phoenix Suns DFS Notes
Chris Paul hit 7-of-15 shots for 18 points, three rebounds, nine assists and three steals in Sunday's 100-92 win over the Lakers. Not bad for a guy playing with one shoulder, right? Deandre Ayton kept it going with 14 points, 17 rebounds, two steals and a block in the clutch win for the Suns. Devin Booker and Jae Crowder both scored 17 points, and the Suns won despite Booker doing almost nothing in the second half of a game that saw Anthony Davis leave near halftime with a groin injury. The Suns will look to take a 3-2 lead on Tuesday when they'll host the banged-up Lakers in Phoenix. Paul's shoulder must feel better and this series is far from over, especially with Paul getting healthy and Davis now iffy for L.A.
Lakers vs. Suns Game 5 Playoffs Prediction
The Lakers are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games in Phoenix, are 4-0 against the number in their last four games coming off a loss and are 5-2 at the betting window in their last seven conference quarterfinals games. The Suns, meanwhile, are 2-5-1 against the spread in their last eight games overall, are 1-3-1 against the number in their last five games as a favorite and are 1-5 at the betting window in their last six games playing one day of rest.
NBA PLAYOFFS PREDICTION: LOS ANGELES LAKERS +5