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3 Best Prop Bets for Suns vs Lakers NBA Game on FanDuel Sportsbook

Best Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers prop bets for NBA game on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021.
Best Phoenix Suns vs Los Angeles Lakers prop bets for NBA game on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021. / Harry How/GettyImages

Tuesday's NBA schedule has five games, including a key Western Conference clash between the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers. The Suns are a 7-point road favorite and the over/under is set at 224 points.

Here's three of the best prop bets for the Suns-Lakers game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

Suns-Lakers Player Props

1. Deandre Ayton - Points: Over 15.5 (-115)

Ayton should be in for a big night with Anthony Davis out for the Lakers and DeAndre Jordan forced to defend the Suns star center for more minutes. The Lakers are 29th in the NBA at defending the Pick and Roll, and Synergy Sports notes the Lakers give up 1.279 Points Per Possession. The Suns run the Pick and Roll among the highest rate in the league. Chris Paul and Ayton lead the Suns to a top-3 ranking in the NBA at 1.278 Points Per Possession. Ayton had 23 points this month against the Warriors No. 1 rated efficiency defense, and should have no problem surpassing 15 points with this more favorable matchup.

2. Jae Crowder - Made Threes: Over 1.5 (-172)

Jae Crowder comes off the bench for the talented Suns, but he plays nearly 28 minutes per game. He also takes more than five 3-pointers per game. The Lakers lack strength on the wing, and Crowder can get more looks with Devin Booker just returning to the lineup and not in full minutes mode yet. Recall Crowder made eight 3-pointers in the Suns' playoff-clinching victory over the Lakers last season, and this should cash if you're willing to lay extra juice.

3. Russell Westbrook - Points: Over 19.5 (-114)

This prop is set right at Russell Westbrook's season scoring average. Westbrook will carry a larger load with Davis out for the Lakers. His scoring will need to increase and a higher shooting volume is likely. The Suns do have the league's No. 2 rated efficiency defense with Paul a proven perimeter defender. But these two teams play at top-five paces, and Westbrook knows he'll be counted on to shoot and score more against a stronger Suns team.

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