Lakers vs Suns Game 5 Picks

Lakers vs Suns Game 5 Picks: Don’t Count out LeBron James

The LA Lakers are in trouble. Or at least that is what everyone wants you to think. The Suns won the last game in LA and the series is knotted at 2 games apiece. Anthony Davis is hurting and the Lakers look vulnerable. The “experts” have spoken and the Lakers vs Suns Game 5 predictions are pointing towards the Suns. You can bet on the Suns if you want, but I will not bet against LeBron James with his back against the wall.

Lakers vs Suns Game 5 Odds

The point spread can tell a story in any game and it most certainly does in this one. The Suns are 5 point favorites against the Lakers. I do realize that the Suns are at home and the Lakers will be hurting without Anthony Davis, but five points??

That’s a big number. I can bet on the best player in basketball and the best team in basketball and get points? The Suns were favored in game one and it looked too good to be true, but this game is different.

Overreaction to the Action

This point-spread is high for two reasons. One, the Suns had a big win in LA, and two the Anthony Davis injury. In fact, the spread opened up at 4.5 and moved to 5 as the public started to bet against the Lakers. The Lakers are now underdogs to win this series.

This will not last. The Lakers and LeBron are a favorite of the basketball betting public, so your best bet is to bet it right now.

Leave it to LeBron

There may be another team in the west that can beat the Lakers, but it’s not Phoenix. LeBron is at his best when his back is against the wall. He cannot do it alone, but he does know how to get the best out of his teammates. As a leader, he is going to get this team to stand up and play to the best of their ability without AD. The Lakers are a perfect 4-0 against the spread (ATS) in the last four games after a loss. They know how to respond to adversity.

Missing Links

The Lakers need Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Montrezl Harrell to show up. The numbers show it as his +9.3 net rating is something that the Lakers need right now. Marc Gasol is an efficient and smart veteran that can pick his shots and provide a big body that can open up the paint and score. This was clear with his performance in game four when he shoots above 40 percent from the floor.

NBA teams rise to the occasion when they know they will be without a key contributor.  With Davis, most likely out of the lineup, several Laker players will step in to help. LeBron will make sure that it will happen.

Lakers vs Suns Game 5 Picks

This may be one of the finest performances that we have ever seen by LeBron James. The Suns still have an ailing Chris Paul that they have to be concerned with. Although the Suns are off a win, they are just 2-5-1 ATS in the last eight games overall and 1-3-1 ATS as a favorite. Just when the Suns get comfortable, the Lakers will show why they are the defending champions.


The one Team that Scares Laker Nation

The one Team that Scares Laker Nation

The LA Lakers are the defending champions and they are currently steamrolling through the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the NBA playoffs. According to the odds, they are favorite to repeat as NBA champions, but there is one team that Laker Nation should be concerned about, and no it is not the Brooklyn Nets.

Don’t Look Back

Every sportsbook has the Lakers listed as the best team in the West and the favorite to win the championship. But, there are other teams to watch. The Utah Jazz, LA Clippers, and the Dallas Mavericks are the usual runner-ups on the sports betting big board. One of those teams is a threat to the Lakers and they should not be overlooked.

The Utah Jazz is the only team in the Western Conference that is a threat to the Lakers. With all due respect to the Clippers, the Jazz is the best team, besides the Lakers in the West.

Size Matters

With Anthony Davis and a litany of big bodies in the lineup, the Lakers are hard to match up in the paint. The Jazz is the only team that can go toe-to-toe. Rudy Gobert is a defensive juggernaut and the best big man in the league. His defense is elite and he will make things difficult for the Lakers down low.

This block is just one example of how good Gobert is.

LeBron vs the World

The Jazz is a disciplined team and they are well-coached. With the paint clogged this game will come down to LeBron James. James may be the best player on the planet, but he cannot do it alone. Donavan Mitchell is going to run the offense and James will be moved around all game in an attempt to stop the scoring. Unfortunately, LeBron can’t do everything.

The Time to Bet is Now

If you bet on basketball you will get tremendous value right now if you bet the Utah Jazz to win the Western Conference. The Lakers are hobbling and they are vunerable. The Jazz is +600 to win the west and that is a very nice return. The world is watching LeBron and the Lakers and everyone believes that they will go to the finals. The public is usually not right and betting on the Jazz now is the only way to go.

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