The Suns got back into the series with a Game 3 win on Sunday. Now they will try and tie the series as they host the Lakers in NBA betting action on Tuesday night in a game that can be seen on TNT.
Basketball playoffs betting odds list the Suns as one-point favorites with a total of 221.5. Many people believe that the Lakers will bounce back and win game 4 since the odds are so close. The Suns were 2.5 point favorites in Game 3 and won but now they are just one point favorites on Tuesday.
The Lakers got a great game out of Kobe Bryant on Sunday but they still fell short in Game 3. Kobe finished with 36 points, nine rebounds and 11 assists. Paul Gasol also had a good game but not many of the other Los Angeles players showed up. Lamar Odom was his inconsistent self as he didn’t show up. One game Odom is great and the next he disappears. Center Andrew Bynum was a non-factor and the guards for Los Angeles didn’t do anything.
The Suns got a monster game on Sunday out of Amare Stoudemire, who had 42 points and 11 rebounds. The Suns were on the free throw line all the time and made 37 free throws. Just how great was the free throw disparity on Sunday? The Lakers made 16 of 20 while the Suns made 37 of 42.
The Lakers have been pretty good underdogs even though they lost Game 3. They are Lakers are 7-3 vs. the basketball playoffs betting odds in their last 10 playoff games as an underdog. On the other hand, Phoenix has been a solid favorite of late going 4-0 ATS in their last 4 playoff games as a favorite. At home they are very good laying points as they are 41-19-2 vs. the basketball betting odds in their last 62 games as a home favorite.
Looking at the total in basketball playoffs betting we find that nine of the last Los Angeles games overall have gone over while the last four Phoenix games have gone over. In this series, four of the last five have gone over.