Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns - 6/1/21 NBA Picks and Predictions

Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix Suns - 6/1/21 NBA Picks and Predictions Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns (53-23) vs Los Angeles Lakers (45-32)

Game Info: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 10:00 pm (Phoenix Suns Arena)

Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -4.5 -- Over/Under: 208.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

Where to Watch: TN Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now! Advertisement

The Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns face off on Tuesday in game 5 of their Western Conference NBA playoff showdown at Talking Stick Resort Arena. 

This has been a back and forth series with each of the teams winning two of the games. In the last game, it was the Suns that were able to come away with the 100-92 victory. The Suns used a balanced attack in that game with six different players scoring in double figures. Chris Paul paced the team finishing with 18 points, nine assists, and three rebounds. The Lakers were led by LeBron James who finished the game with 25 points and 12 rebounds. 

The Los Angeles Lakers have some issues heading into this game, and this is one they have to treat like a must-win. The biggest issue for the Lakers is it looks like Anthony Davis isn’t going to be able to go and that is a big loss for this team. Davis on the season is averaging 21.8 points while shooting 49 percent from the field. LeBron James has been playing well this postseason, and coming off a big game, but the Lakers need other players to step up. The Lakers' second player in the last game was Marc Gasol who finished with 12 points. 

Get 15% OFF ALL Premium Pick and Package Purchases in August use code: aug15 (no limit) !!!!!

On the other side of this matchup is the Suns who have been inconsistent in this series, but their defense was the difference in the last game giving up only 92 points and that led to the victory. This hasn’t been a high-scoring series and when they have struggled it’s been the offense that has let them down. Two games ago, the Suns only scored 95 points and that led to the defeat. Paul and Devin Booker are the best two players for this team, but Jae Crowder was an x-factor in the last game. In this game, they are going to need Crowder to have a big game.

Lakers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Phoenix. Under is 3-1-1 in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix. Under is 3-0-1 in the last 4 meetings.

Both teams are going to struggle to score again in this game and with the pace being so slow, this game is going to go well under the posted total. Back the under the cash with ease.

Risk Free Bets, Free Bets and Deposit Bonuses CLICK HERE!!!!

Shane’s Pick Under 208.5

Get Premium Picks Start Winning Now »
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

MLB Picks & Predictions Today 8/17/22 | Ron's Rundown

Credit Guaranteed Packages

Packages with Credit Guarantees automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a credit guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.