Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers Prediction, 6/3/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix (+3)
The Phoenix Suns (51-21) go to STAPLES Center on Thursday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Lakers (42-30) in Game 6 of their series. Phoenix leads 3-2. Los Angeles opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The over/under opens at 208.5.
The Suns earned the victory with a final of 115-85 in Game 5. Phoenix finished the contest having earned a 45.7% field goal percentage (43 of 94) and knocked down 14 of 42 shots from 3-point land. From the free throw line, the Suns made 15 of 21 shots for a percentage of 71.4%. In the matter of pulling down boards, they collected 47 with 3 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 29 assists in this matchup while forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In the matter of the defense, Phoenix let their opponent shoot 34.5% from the field on 29 out of 84 shooting. Los Angeles doled out 14 dimes and had 3 steals in the game. Moreover, Los Angeles had 51 boards (10 offensive, 41 defensive) and earned 4 blocked shots. Los Angeles finished the contest at 71.4% from the free throw line by burying 15 of their 21 shots. They also converted 12 of 35 shots from 3-point land.
Devin Booker is a player who was a contributor for this game. He finished with 30 points on 13 of 23 shooting. He saw the court for 33:09 mins played and also collected 7 boards. Booker finished the game at 56.5% from the floor and also earned 5 dimes. Another guy that was a major contributor in the game for the Suns was Mikal Bridges. He pulled down 6 rebounds in his 30:01 minutes on the hardwood. He finished shooting 50.0% from the floor in this contest by connecting on 5-of-10 (13 points). When the final whistle was blown, Bridges earned 3 assists.
Phoenix heads into this contest with a record of 51-21 on the season. They are turning it over 12.5 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 19.1 personal fouls per game. As a team, Phoenix is grabbing 42.9 rebounds per contest and has 1,939 dimes this year, which ranks 3rd in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Suns are hitting 37.8% on shots from beyond the arc (940 of 2,490) and 83.4% from the charity stripe. They average 115.3 pts per contest (7th in the league) while shooting 49.0% from the field. Defensively, the Suns are able to force 13.6 turnovers per game while drawing 18.0 fouls. They surrender 35.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 7th in the league in opponents points per game (109.5). The Suns defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.7% (981 of 1,294) and they surrender 42.7 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 4th in the league in allowing assists to the opposition with 1,652 conceded for the campaign.
In their Game 5 loss, the Lakers recorded 41 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards for a total of 51 in this contest. They turned the ball over 16 times, while getting 3 steals for the game. The Suns earned 22 fouls in this game which took the Lakers to the charity stripe for a total of 21 tries. They were able to convert 15 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 71.4%. When it comes to shooting from 3-point land, Los Angeles buried 12 of their 35 tries (34.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Lakers ended up shooting 29 for 84 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.5%. The Lakers permitted the Suns to make 43 of their 94 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 45.7% for the matchup. They went 33.3% from distance via 14 out of 42 and finished the game at 15 of 21 from the charity stripe (71.4%). In regard to rebounds, Los Angeles permitted Phoenix to snag 47 in all (3 offensive).
LeBron James ended up having an impact for the Lakers for the game. He buried 9 out of 19 for the game for a field goal percentage of 47.4%, and tallied 5 rebounds. James totaled 24 points in his 31:39 mins on the hardwood and totaled 7 dimes in this contest. Another guy that ended up playing a role for Los Angeles was Andre Drummond. He ended up walking away with no assists in his 21:51 minutes on the hardwood, and he knocked down 2 out of 5 from the floor. Drummond wrapped this one up going 40.0% from the field as well as contributing 7 points and 13 rebounds.
Los Angeles has a mark of 42-30 this season. In terms of offensive execution, the Lakers are hitting on 47.2% from the field, which is ranked 12th in the league. Los Angeles has 7,887 points on the year (109.5 per contest) and they average 44.2 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 24.7 times per game (15th in basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 15.2 times per contest. The Lakers have committed 19.1 fouls per game and they connect on 73.9% from the charity stripe. The Lakers are ranked 2nd in the league in PPG given up with 106.8. The Los Angeles defense concedes 35.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter (818 of 2,321) and their opposition knocks down 77.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 24.7 assists and 42.0 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 13th and 4th in basketball. They are able to force 15.2 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 46.0% from the field (8th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-3)
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