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3 Best Prop Bets for Lakers vs Suns NBA Playoffs Game 2

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The Los Angeles Lakers will try to regroup following a Game 1 loss to the Phoenix Suns in the opening round of the Western Conference playoffs. The No. 7 seed Lakers' odds to win the NBA Championship took a hit as well, along with the adjusted series odds which shows the Lakers a -118 favorite to win the series and the Suns at -104.

The spread and odds for Tuesday's Game 2 has Los Angeles as a 2-point road favorite. FanDuel Sportsbook reports that nearly 75% of the spread money being bet is supporting the Lakers.

Sports bettors are always attracted to other popular prop bets as the playoffs roll on. Using props and odds from FanDuel Sportsbook, here are three player prop bets for Game 2 of the Lakers vs Suns series.

1. Anthony Davis - Under 24.5 Points (-110)

The Lakers were shut down 99-90 in Game 1, and eight-time All-Star Anthony Davis scored just 13 points on 5-of-16 field goals. Deandre Ayton completely outplayed Davis, who has been struggling since returning from an injury in late-April. His shooting has declined noticeably over the last 14 games, although he did score 42 points against the Suns two weeks ago. While a bounce-back effort is what most expect out of Davis, he'll be hard-pressed to turn it around enough to score 25 points or more.

2. Devin Booker - Over 4.5 Assists (-122)

The Suns carved the Lakers up with the pick-and-roll for the majority of Game 1. Devin Booker is a wing scorer with some size, and his game is also predicated upon getting downhill. He poured in a game-high 34 points in Game 1. The Lakers will make adjustments, but Booker will make proper reads. He did a good job in Game 1 of pulling the double team away from the paint and getting his teammates open looks. Point guard Chris Paul's shoulder injury in Game 1 may have him turning to Booker for more ball handling. Booker had eight assists in Game 1, and he's got a real shot to eclipse 5 in Game 2.

3. Chris Paul - Under 13.5 Points (-110)

Point guard Chris Paul is a warrior. He came back in Game 1 to give his team an emotional boost after suffering a right shoulder contusion. He scored seven poings and had eight assists in 36 minutes. But clearly he was unable to use his right arm in the ways he normally would for passing, dribbling and shooting the basketball. He's less than 100%, and we'll count on him setting up the offense and passing more than shooting in Game 2.


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