3 Best Prop Bets for Suns vs Lakers NBA Game on FanDuel Sportsbook
Opening week for the 2021-22 NBA season continues on Friday with a showdown between the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers.
Here are three of the best prop bets for this regular season game, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Suns vs Lakers Prop Bets Tonight - 10/22/2021
1. Russell Westbrook - Points: Over 16.5 (-104)
Russell Westbrook's Lakers debut was a disappointment on Tuesday. He finished with just eight points while shooting 4/13 from the field and 0/4 from 3-point range. He's a much better player than that, so he'll look to win the fans back over with a strong showing against the Suns. Phoenix was one of the best defensive teams last season, especially with Chris Paul guarding the backcourt. At the same time, Westbrook has averaged 21.8 points per game in 36 career matchups against CP3. With the Lakers looking to get all of their "Big 3" going, expect a bounce-back game by the former league MVP.
2. Deandre Ayton - Rebounds: Under 10.5 (-106).
Deandre Ayton dominated the Lakers in the paint in the first round of the 2020-21 playoffs, averaging 10.6 rebounds per game in six contests. However, Los Angeles' players were less than healthy for the series and things should be different this time around. While Ayton's playoff performance was impressive, he averaged just 6.7 RPG in three games against the Lakers last year. With a healthy Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard and DeAndre Jordan chasing boards this season, Ayton should have a more difficult time playing L.A. going forward.
3. Devin Booker - Points: Over 25.5 (-108)
FanDuel Sportsbook has set tonight's projected total at 221, which means the Suns could rely on Devin Booker's scoring tonight. The 25-year-old had a quiet opener, putting up just 12 points in 30 minutes played. Fortunately for him, the Lakers just gave up 21 field goal attempts to Stephen Curry earlier this week. While he only converted on five of them, it shows that the opportunity is there for Booker to score. He averaged 29.7 PPG against Los Angeles last postseason, which included him dropping 47 points in the Game 6 elimination game. Even against an improved Lakers squad, the opportunity is there for Booker to put up some serious points in a potential shootout.
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