Lakers vs. Suns Game 2 Prediction
The Lakers will look to rebound from their Game 1 loss to the Suns when the two teams square off for Game 2 at 10:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday night. The Lakers are also favored to win the second installment of this series, but will they come through for bettors?
533 Los Angeles Lakers (-1.5) at 534 Phoenix Suns (+1.5); o/u 208
10:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Venue: Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, AZ
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Notes
LeBron James hit 6-of-13 shots, three 3-pointers and 3-of-6 free throws for 18 points, seven rebounds, 10 assists and three steals in 36 minutes of Sunday’s Game 1 99-90 loss to the Suns. Anthony Davis struggled, hitting 5-of-16 shots for 13 points, seven rebounds and three blocks, while Andre Drummond, Dennis Schroder, Montrezl Harrell and Alex Caruso all scored in double figures for the losing Lakers. They’ll try to right the ship in Game 2 on Tuesday night in Phoenix. LeBron may have injured his left shoulder after being boxed out by Chris Paul, but it would be shocking if it were something that would keep him out of Game 2.
Phoenix Suns DFS Notes
Deandre Ayton hit 10-of-11 shots for 21 points, 16 rebounds (8 offensive) and a block in 37 minutes of Sunday’s 99-90 win over the Lakers in Game 1. He was the best big man on the floor today and it wasn’t even close. He’s been a bit of a disappointment in fantasy but looked like a different player in his first playoff game today. And he became the first Suns player to go for 20 & 10 in their playoff debut since Connie Hawkins did it back in 1970. There are reports that Ayton may have left the bench during a skirmish involving Cam Payne, Alex Caruso and Montrezl Harrell, so Suns fans will need to hope that Ayton’s not suspended for Game 2 on Tuesday.
Lakers vs. Suns Playoffs Prediction
The Lakers are just 6-13-1 against the spread in their last 20 games versus the Suns in Phoenix. They’re also 2-6-1 against the number in their last nine road games, is 1-6-1 against the spread in their last eight games as a favorite and are 3-7 at the betting window in their last 10 conference quarterfinals matchups. On the other side, the Suns are 11-2 against the spread in their last 13 home games versus a team with a winning road record and are 11-4 against the number in their last 15 games as an underdog.
NBA PLAYOFFS PREDICTION: PHOENIX SUNS +1.5