2020 Season NBA Basketball Past Picks
May 23, 2021
Los Angeles at Phoenix
Sunday 05/23 03:30 PM Eastern
2 units on Phoenix -2 (-110) (risk 2 to return 3.82) RESULT: WIN
Phoenix finally had its best season in years and earned the No. 2 seed, but they got a bad break having to face the defending champion Lakers in the first round. However, the Suns are up to the task, and they have been money makers this season with a 42-28-2 ATS record overall, 23-13 ATS at home. The Suns shoot 49% overall, 37.8% on 3-pointers, and they come into the playoffs on a three-game winning streak. The Suns catch the Lakers off a grueling win over Golden State when LeBron James buried a 3-pointer from 34 feet, giving Phoenix the scheduling advantage in this matchup. The Suns won and covered two of the three meetings this season, the Lakers are 2-12 ATS their past 14 games following a win, and they are 3-13 ATS their past 16 playoff games as underdogs. Take the Suns for a Max Play.