Phoenix Suns (52-23) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (45-31)
May 30, 2021 3:30 pm EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Lakers -7; Over/Under: -211.5
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The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers meet Sunday in game four of the NBA West Playoffs at the Staples Center.
The Phoenix Suns need a win to even up the series at 2-2 before going back home. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 98.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 102.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 28 points and 5.7 assists while Deandre Ayton is averaging 21.7 points and 12.3 rebounds. Cameron Payne is the third double-digit scorer and Jae Crowder is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 86.7 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 27.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game.
The Los Angeles Lakers look for another win to take a commanding 3-1 series lead. The Los Angeles Lakers are averaging 102.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 98.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 27 points and 9.3 rebounds while LeBron James is averaging 20.7 points and 9.3 assists. Dennis Schroder is the third double-digit scorer and Montrezl Harrell is grabbing three rebounds. The Los Angeles Lakers are shooting 27.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.
The Suns are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Lakers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games and 5-11-1 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The over is 21-8-1 in Suns last 30 overall. The under is 3-0-1 in Lakers last 4 overall. The Suns are 2-6 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Lakers look like a team that’s starting to find their groove and get a little too comfortable in this series. With that said, the Phoenix Suns have been in every game of this series and that’s with playing a banged up Chris Paul. The Suns had the second best record in the league for a reason and they’re still 43-30-2 against the spread on the season. If CP3 can be anywhere close to what he’s capable of being, the Suns aren’t out of this series. The Lakers should be favored, but I still like the Suns and free points.