The reigning champions LA Lakers and Phoenix Suns will face off each other in the second game of the conference first round in the playoff.
The Suns got off to an ideal start as they defeated the Lakers convincingly by 99-90 to take a 1-0 lead in the seven-match series. Thus, the Suns will look to continue their winning momentum whereas Lakers will aim to bounce back.
We have got some useful Betting tips for you that can help you in placing the right bets. We will discuss current form, head to head, stats, and players to watch out for in the upcoming match.
Current form – LA Lakers – Last five matches – W W W W L
The La Lakers entered the postseason on a high as they won five consecutive matches. The Lakers had finished in seventh place after a record of 42-30. Though they finished at the seventh place, the defending champions are still a favourite to go all the way in the league. However, they will need to pull up their socks against the Suns as they were not up to the mark in the opening game of the series.
Current form – Phoenix Suns – Last five matches – L W W W W
The Suns came into the playoff season after winning three matches on the trot. The Suns finished the regular season in second place with a record of 51-21. The Suns were able to dominate the Lakers in the opening match and will continue their good form.
Head to Head – Matches – 255, Won by Lakers – 146, Won by Suns – 109.
Clearly the Lakers have the advantage on head to head count.
Players to look out for – LeBron James and Anthony Davis will hold the key for the Lakers. Davis came up with a disappointing performance in the opening match and he will look to come up with a better show.
Devin Booker and Chris Paul will be the crucial players for Phoenix Suns.