Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns: 3/2/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on March 1, 2021

Devin Booker leads the Phoenix Suns (22-11) against the Los Angeles Lakers (24-11) after putting up 43 points in an 118-99 win over the Timberwolves. The Lakers are 6.5-point favorites in the game on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, which starts at 10:00 PM ET on TNT. The over/under for the matchup is set at 231.5.

Betting Information

Lakers vs Suns Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Lakers -6.5 -117 -117 231.5 -117 -125
Place a bet on Los Angeles Lakers or the Phoenix Suns for Tuesday’s game.

Head to Head

Los Angeles has an 8-2 record in the last 10 head-to-head games against Phoenix. The Lakers also have a 2-1 record against the spread when playing the Suns.

Lakers vs Suns in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/10/2020 Lakers Lakers -12.5 230.5 -954 646 Regular Season 125-100 LAL
1/1/2020 Lakers Lakers -11 226 -647 481 Regular Season 117-107 LAL
11/12/2019 Lakers Suns -3.5 221 -175 145 Regular Season 123-115 LAL
3/2/2019 Suns Regular Season 118-109 PHO
1/27/2019 Lakers Regular Season 116-102 LAL
12/2/2018 Lakers Regular Season 120-96 LAL
10/24/2018 Suns Regular Season 131-113 LAL
2/6/2018 Lakers Regular Season 112-93 LAL
11/17/2017 Lakers Regular Season 122-113 PHO
11/13/2017 Suns Regular Season 100-93 LAL
  • 2/10/2020 DNP – Suns: Deandre Ayton, Aron Baynes
  • 11/12/2019 DNP – Suns: Deandre Ayton
  • Lakers Betting Information

    • Los Angeles has covered in just 16 of 35 matchups this season.
    • The Lakers have struggled to cover, going just 8-11 ATS when favored by at least 6.5 points.
    • Los Angeles has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the over, doing so 13 times in 35 contests (37.1%).
    Bet on the Los Angeles Lakers to win the NBA Championship.

    Suns Betting Information

    • Phoenix has a 22-11 record against the spread, covering in 66.7% of their matchups.
    • The Suns have fared well as a 6.5-point underdog, going 6-4 against the spread when they are at least 6.5-point underdogs.
    • Phoenix has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 48.5% of matchups this year (16 out of 33 contests).
    Bet on the Phoenix Suns to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Lakers and their opponents have combined to score more than 231.5 points in 11.4% of their games this year (four of 35 opportunities).
    • Phoenix has played in 11 games this season (out of 33 total matchups — 33.3% of chances) where they combined with their opponents to score more than 231.5 points.
    • These teams average a combined 224.7 points per game, 6.8 less points than the total of 231.5 set for this matchup.
    • The Lakers and the Suns have seen their opponents average a combined 18.4 fewer points per game than the over/under of 231.5 set in this game.
    • The average point total for Lakers games this season is 14.5 fewer points than the over/under of 231.5 in this matchup.
    • The average total for Suns games this season is 10.7 less points than the point total of 231.5 in this outing.
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    Lakers Leaders

    • LeBron James leads the Lakers in scoring (25.5 points per game) and assisting (7.8 assists per game).
    • Anthony Davis paces Los Angeles with 8.4 rebounds per game.
    • The Lakers are led by James from long distance. He hits 2.4 shots from deep per game.
    • Davis averages 1.4 steals and 1.8 blocks per game. Both numbers are team-highs for Los Angeles.

    Suns Leaders

    • The Suns leader in scoring is Booker with 25.5 points per game. He also adds 3.6 rebounds per game and 4.3 assists per game.
    • When it comes to Phoenix leaders in rebounds and assists, the team has two players at the top: Deandre Ayton with 11.6 rebounds per game and Chris Paul with 9.0 assists per game.
    • Jae Crowder makes more threes per game than any other member of the Suns, averaging 2.3 treys per game.
    • Nobody on Phoenix grabs more steals than Paul (1.3 per game) or blocks more shots than Ayton (1.1 per game).
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