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Suns vs. Lakers pick against the spread, best player prop for Game 4

We go over some of the best betting options for the NBA first round 2021 NBA playoff matchup between the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

Phoenix Suns v Los Angeles Lakers - Game Three
Anthony Davis of the Los Angeles Lakers and Deandre Ayton of the Phoenix Suns stand on the court during Round 1, Game 3 of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on May 27, 2021 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California.
Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images

The Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers meet Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles in a pivotal Game 4 for both teams. The home team will look to take a 3-1 lead back to Phoenix while the No. 2 seed in the West is hoping to even things up. Here’s how bettors should approach this matchup.

Suns vs. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

Pick ATS: Lakers -6.5

Davis is supposedly dealing with a knee injury, but he says he’s going to suit up. James looked sluggish at times in Game 3, but turned the heat up in the third quarter with 10 of his 21 points. The Lakers should eventually shoot better from deep, but the Suns can’t seem to figure out LA’s defense. Take the home team here.

Player Prop: LeBron James under 40.5 points, assists and rebounds (-134)

It’s rare to bet against James putting up big numbers, but the Lakers star hasn’t had to do too much offensively with Davis firing. Because the Lakers are going heavy with their center rotation, James also isn’t pulling down a lot of boards. It’s a challenging number, but the under is the more likely outcome given how the series has gone so far.

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