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Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/2/2021 NBA Picks and Previews

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Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers 3-2-2021 NBA Picks and Previews

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/2/2021 – The Los Angeles Lakers are starting to get their rhythm back by winning their last two games. They are out to test themselves once again facing the surging Phoenix Suns for their next game this Tuesday, March 2. The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California will serve as the venue with the tip-off beginning at 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time. TNT will be the broadcast team on television while NBA League Pass is the best way to watch the game through an online live stream. The Los Angeles Lakers have been tough to beat at home as NBA Game Odds see them as the team with the advantage over the Phoenix Suns.

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/2/2021

When: March 2, 2021 10:00 PM ET
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: TNT
Stream: NBA League Pass

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/2/2021 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Phoenix Suns +3 (-107) 217 o (-107) +125
Los Angeles Lakers -3 (-107) 217 u (-107) -150
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Phoenix Suns Betting

The Phoenix Suns are steadily at the fourth place in the NBA Western Conference standings at 22-11 and are just a game behind the Los Angeles Lakers. Their back-to-back wins were against the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves. Devin Booker caught fire as he dropped 43 points along with five rebounds and five assists. Chris Paul’s job as a point guard was easier by dishing 15 assists. DeAndre Ayton was able to control the paint with a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds. The Suns need to win this game against the Lakers to crack the top three in the conference.

Players to watch: D. Booker SG 29 GP 29 GS 34.3 MIN 25.5 PTS 0.2 OR 3.4 DR 3.6 REB 4.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.3 BLK 3.4 TO 3.1 PF 1.3 AST/TO 18.88 PER

C. Paul PG 32 GP 32 GS 32 MIN 16.4 PTS 0.5 OR 4.2 DR 4.7 REB 9 AST 1.3 STL 0.3 BLK 2.4 TO 2.6 PF 3.8 AST/TO 20.67 PER

D. Ayton C 33 GP 33 GS 31.5 MIN 14.5 PTS 3.5 OR 8.2 DR 11.6 REB 1.7 AST 0.3 STL 1.1 BLK 1.8 TO 3.2 PF 0.9 AST/TO 19.01 PER.

Los Angeles Lakers Betting

The Los Angeles Lakers are also coming into this match against the Phoenix Suns on back-to-back wins without Anthony Davis. They were able to pick up wins against the Portland Trail Blazers and Golden State Warriors to help them pass by the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA Western Conference standings. LeBron James has been playing well and very much in the MVP conversation. The return of Dennis Schroeder sparked the team as they intend to chase the Utah Jazz for the top team in the entire league. Expect James to utilize the team’s role players to overcome the Suns.

Players to Watch: L. James SF 35 GP 35 GS 34.5 MIN 25.5 PTS 0.6 OR 7.5 DR 8.1 REB 7.8 AST 1.1 STL 0.6 BLK 3.8 TO 1.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 24.04 PER

A. Davis PF 23 GP 23 GS 32.8 MIN 22.5 PTS 2 OR 6.3 DR 8.4 REB 3 AST 1.3 STL 1.8 BLK 2 TO 1.8 PF 1.6 AST/TO 24.76 PER

D. Schroder PG 31 GP 31 GS 30.9 MIN 14.4 PTS 0.6 OR 3 DR 3.6 REB 4.3 AST 0.9 STL 0.2 BLK 2.3 TO 2.7 PF 1.9 AST/TO 12.81 PER.

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers 3/2/2021 Betting Numbers

Trends

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Phoenix’s last 11 games.
Phoenix are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games.
Phoenix are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games against LA Lakers.
Suns are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games against LA Lakers.
Phoenix are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix’s last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Lakers.
Phoenix are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games this season.
Phoenix are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Phoenix’s last 11 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.

Los Angeles Lakers

LA Lakers are 6-12 ATS in their last 18 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Lakers’ last 7 games.
LA Lakers are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Lakers’ last 6 games against Phoenix.
Their total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Lakers’ last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix.
LA Lakers are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games this season.
LA Lakers are 15-4 SU in their last 19 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Lakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.
LA Lakers are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games played in March.

Injuries

Phoenix Suns

Dario Saric PF Ankle is “?” Tuesday vs LA Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers

Anthony Davis PF Achilles is out indefinitely
Kyle Kuzma SF Heel is probable Tuesday vs Phoenix

Head-to-Head
Phoenix Suns Los Angeles Lakers
22-11-2 Against the Spread 16-19-0
16-17-0 Straight Up 12-23-0
113 Points per Game 111
108 Points Allowed per Game 106
48.32 Offensive FG% 47.9
83.31 Offensive FT% 74.48
37.49 Offensive 3PT% 34.84
45.72 Defensive FG% 44.86
76.9 Defensive FT% 75.87
34.31 Defensive 3PT% 35.01

Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Betting Picks

Having the home court advantage pulls the Los Angeles Lakers above the Phoenix Suns in NBA Vegas Odds. This will be an interesting battle between LeBron James and Chris Paul on who will control the floor.

Moneyline: The Lakers as the favored team has an ML of -150 while the Suns are at +125.

ATS: It is three points between both teams in the ATS. The Lakers are getting -3 while the Suns are at +3.

TOTALs: The given total for this matchup is pegged at 217 points with the Lakers the team under while the Suns are over.

Score Prediction: 110 – 105, Lakers