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Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns (Game 5) Predictions, Betting Odds, Picks, Point Spread

Written by: Christian Jope
Updated October 14, 2022
11 min read
Lakers Vs Suns Game 5
  • The Lakers may be without star big man Anthony Davis in this matchup.
  • The Phoenix Suns are fighting against the injury issues and giving the Lakers all they’ve got!
  • With Davis unlikely to play, the Lakers open as a +175 underdog.

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Odds

Team Point Spread Total Money Line
Los Angeles Lakers +5.5 (-110)
O 207 (-115)
Phoenix Suns -5.5 (-110)
U 207 (-105)

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Predictions and Picks

Our Pick
This has been a hard-fought, defensive series to this point. At the moment, it looks like Anthony Davis won’t be playing in Game 5. Without his presence, the Suns are at a decided advantage.
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How to Watch Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns

Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Information
Teams Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns
Location Phoenix Suns Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
Time 10:00 PM EST, June 1st, 2021
How to Watch TNT

Head-to-Head: Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns

Los Angeles Lakers Head-to-Head Phoenix Suns
Frank Vogel Head Coach Monty Williams
42-30 (7th in West) Standing 51-21 (2nd in West)
L-W-W-L Form W-L-L-W
109.9 (24th of 30) Off Rtg 117.2 (5th of 30)
107.1 (1st of 30) Def Rtg 111.3 (9th of 30)
98.7 (16th of 30) Pace 97.2 (26th of 30)

Leaders (Per Game)

L. James (25.0) PPG D. Booker (25.6)
A. Drummond (10.2) RPG D. Ayton (10.5)
L. James (7.8) APG C. Paul (8.9)
A. Davis (1.3) SPG C. Paul (1.4)
A. Davis (1.6) BPG D. Ayton (1.2)
M. Harrell (.622)/L. James (9.4) FG%/FGM D. Ayton (.626)/D. Booker (9.3)
K. Caldwell-Pope, M. Gasol (.410)/L. James (2.3) 3P%/3PM C. Payne (.440)/J. Crowder (2.5)

LAL: Time to Step Up

The Los Angeles Lakers have struggled with injuries, especially in the case of Anthony Davis. While the All-Star forward isn’t expected to play in Game 5, many are available to fill his role.

Big men Marc Gasol and Montrezl Harrell are the first to come to mind. Despite long runs of limited minutes, Gasol had a classic performance in Game 4 posting 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and three blocks in 23 minutes of play. Harrell was solid on the boards in limited minutes.

No single Lakers bench player will make up for what Davis provided, but as a group they are more than capable. They can’t win another game with just LeBron James putting in the work.

Lakers Key Player: (C) Andre Drummond

With the Lakers unlikely be able to field Anthony Davis, all eyes will be on Andre Drummond to live up to his starting role with the Lakers.

In Game 4 Drummond posted five points and ten rebounds in just under 20 minutes of play. He’ll likely play more in Game 5, and he’ll need to make a bigger impact.

Drummond, despite his size and strength, has been inconsistent in terms of his impact. How he defends the pick-and-roll and manages Ayton in the paint will determine the Lakers’ success.

PHO: The Suns Young Players Must Take Control

Despite the second-best record in the league this season, the Phoenix Suns are still being doubted. A large reason for their success has been the play of DeAndre Ayton and Devin Booker, two players who continue to make a winning impact.

In their last game against the Suns Booker and Ayton were a +12 on the evening. Booker didn’t shoot the ball particularly well and turned it over five times. Ayton had a 14 point, 17 rebound double-double to lead the game on the glass.

While young, the Suns key men are playing with a maturity that has flustered the Los Angeles Lakers. If they continue their play, even improving on efficiency in Booker’s case, they can get the edge in this series.

Suns Key Player: (G) Chris Paul

The Suns have a real opportunity to take control of this series and it all starts with Chris Paul. While he is struggling with injury at the moment, his ability and production is never in question.

Paul posted 18 points, nine assists, and three steals in 31 minutes of play in Game 4. Despite Monty Williams wanting to limit his minutes, Paul refused.

Without Davis manning the paint, the Suns can find even more through their pick-and-roll play. Paul’s leadership is invaluable for the Suns and his distribution drives their offence.

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Christian Jope is a writer, social media strategist, and data analyst. A Queen’s University Alumni, Christian is an author and social media strategist with Raptors Cage, while also working closely with MLSE and Canada Basketball through community-driven events.

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