NBA Odds: Phoenix Suns Favored In Game 5 Over Los Angeles Lakers

  • The Phoenix Suns are 5-point favorites in Game 5 over the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • The Lakers come back with +170 odds on the moneyline after dropping Game 4.
  • Anthony Davis is “unlikely” to play after suffering a strained left groin on Sunday

PHOENIX – With the series tied 2-2, the Phoenix Suns are favored by five points over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5.

The biggest storyline around the game may be the health of Anthony Davis who is projected to miss the game after coming down with a groin injury in Game 4.

How Big Of A Loss Is Anthony Davis?

While having a player like Anthony Davis on the court is going to open up possibilities for both the offense and defense, the statistics show that Davis may not be as valuable on the floor as many would think.

With Davis on the court, during the regular season, they were only two points better than without him per 100 possessions. However, the stats suggest that Davis is a key piece of the Lakers’ rebounding core, as the team grabbed about 3% more rebounds during the regular season with Davis on the floor.

Believe it or not, in this series the Lakers are significantly worse with Davis on the court than with him on the bench in many categories. Davis has a -9 +/- through the first four games.

Regardless, online sportsbooks seem to think it’s a big loss as the Suns are favored in their home arena for Game 5.

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Los Angeles Lakers vs Phoenix Suns Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: PHX -200, LAL +170
  • Spread: PHX -5
  • Total: O/U 207.5

Look For LeBron To Take Over

LeBron James is going to need to turn back the clocks and take over this game if Los Angeles has any chance of winning. Per Stat Muse, LeBron averaged 24.9 points, 7.9 boards and 7.8 assists in his 18 games without Anthony Davis.

James’ total for Pts + Reb + Ast for Game 5 is 44.5, a number that James hasn’t hit since the middle of March. Not only has he not hit this mark in months, but it’s also below his average total without AD.

NBA bettors may find value in betting the Under with odds of -108.

Will Phoenix Cover?

Every game in this series has been decided by a margin larger than five points. If something happens four times in a row, there’s little reason to believe the fifth time will be any different. This seems like the type of game where the best play will either be betting on Phoenix to cover the spread or betting Los Angeles on the moneyline.

How to Watch

Game 5 is set to begin at 10 p.m. EST and will be broadcasted live on TNT. Bettors can tune in to watch their bets play out.