Suns vs. Lakers: Free Pick, Odds for Game One

Written by:
Johnny Detroit
Published on:
May/16/2010
Suns vs. Lakers

This Suns vs. Lakers free pick is courtesy of Johnny Detroit of Pregame.com.  Los Angeles odds were at -6 if you would like to bet on Game One.   Remember that SBG Global is offering an amazing FREE CASH BONUS up to $2000 when you join today.  Always use bonus code GAMBLING911.

The Los Angeles Lakers host the Phoenix Suns tonight in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. The Lakers dominated the season series, so they hope that continues in this series. The Lakers are 6 point favorites, with a total of 210.5 points expected tonight. ABC will televise the game at 9:00 EDT.

Los Angeles very well could be playing their best basketball of the season. After struggling with the Thunder in their first playoff series, the Lakers demolished the Jazz by sweeping them 4-0. It seems that the Thunder were the necessary team to force the Lakers to instill their killer instinct. Tos Angeles went 3-1 both SU and ATS against the Suns in the regular season, with G Kobe Bryant leading the way. Bryant led the Lakers in scoring in all 4 games against the Suns during the regular season, averaging 27.5 PPG in the 4 meetings. F Pau Gasol continues his fine play in the playoffs, as he's averaging 20.2 PPG and 13 RPG. Gasol and C Andrew Bynum will look to have big series against Phoenix, as the Suns simply don't have the size to match up with the Lakers post players. The Lakers are 65-27 SU and 39-50-3 ATS overall this season. Los Angeles is 39-7 SU and 19-26-1 ATS in home games this season. The Lakers are 5-7 ATS as a home favorite between 6.5 and 9 PTS this year. The Lakers are 10-1 ATS this season after playing in 3 consecutive overs this year.

The Lakers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning SU record. The Under is 6-1 in their last 7 home games against a team with a winning road record. Guard Kobe Bryant and Center Andrew Bynum are each listed as Probable today with knee injuries.

Phoenix has had a very similar path in the playoffs as their nemesis Lakers did. Phoenix was pushed by the Blazers before sweeping the Spurs in the 2nd Round. There isn't a team left in the playoffs that has the offensive firepower that the Suns do. Phoenix is led by all world PG Steve Nash, as he's the leader of this potent offense. Nash is averaging nearly 18 PPG and 9 APG during the playoffs this year. The Suns have had huge contributions by several other players as well, including G Jason Richardson. Richardson is actually leading the Suns in scoring during the post-season, averaging 21.9 PPG. Richardson is shooting better than 50% from both the field and the 3 point line during the playoffs. 4 of the 5 leading scorers for Phoenix during the playoffs are shooting better than .50% from the field. Phoenix is 62-30 SU and 56-35-1 ATS overall this season. The Suns are 26-20 SU and 27-19 ATS in road games this season. Phoenix is only 2-4 ATS as a road underdog between 6.5 and 9 PTS this season. The Suns are 8-2 ATS during the playoffs this year.

The Suns are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog. The Under is 4-1 in their last 5 playoff games as an underdog. Point guard Steve Nash is listed as Probable with an eye injury. Center Robin Lopez appears ready for action, as he's listed as Probable tonight despite battling a back injury and missing several games.

Pregame.com projects the final score to be 109-95 in favor of the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers -6 is the Side of the Day!

Johnny Detroit, Gambling911.com 

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