Suns vs. Lakers NBA Prediction
Two teams looking for their first wins of the season will meet in L.A. on Friday night when the Lakers host the Suns at 10:00 p.m. ET. With the total sitting at 220.5, is the under the best play on the board?
549 Phoenix Suns (+1) at 550 Los Angeles Lakers (-1); o/u 220.5
10:00 p.m. ET, Friday, October 22, 2021
Venue: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA
Phoenix Suns DFS Notes
DeAndre Ayton tallied 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting (1-of-3 3-pointers) with six rebounds, two assists, one steal, and two turnovers in 33 minutes as the Suns fell to the Nuggets on Wednesday. Ayton had his hands full on Wednesday dealing with reigning MVP, Nikola Jokic. Jokic scored from all over the court on Wednesday getting a little revenge on Ayton after the Suns swept the Nuggets in the second round of last year's playoffs. Ayton also failed to tally a block and only grabbed six rebounds in 33 minutes, which is also low for Ayton. We will see if he can rebound against a deep Lakers frontcourt on Friday.
Los Angeles Lakers DFS Notes
LeBron James said he's not a fan of load management and that he's at his best when he's playing heavy minutes. "I don’t play the game thinking about injuries,” James said. “And I also feel worse when I play low minutes.” Despite LeBron's comments, coach Frank Vogel still made it clear that he plans to give LeBron some nights off this season. “Obviously, it’s probably not right to have him play 82 games,” Vogel said. “But we’re not going to pre-script X amount of nights off. We’re going to take it as it comes throughout the year.”
Suns vs. Lakers NBA Betting Prediction
The under has cashed in seven of the last 10 meetings between these two teams and is 4-1-1 in the last six meetings overall. The under is also 4-1-1 in the Suns’ last six road games, is 3-1-1 in their last five games and is 6-2 in their last eight games following an ATS loss. On the other side, the under is 5-2-1 in the Lakers’ last eight games overall and is 5-0in their last five games when facing an opponent with a losing record.
NBA FINALS BETTING PREDICTION: SUNS/LAKERS UNDER 221