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NBA playoff prop bets: Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James props for 6/1/2021

Tuesday’s NBA Playoffs slate features the Los Angeles Lakers and no shortage of betting opportunities, including lines for LeBron James prop bets. James has an over/under of 28.5 points for Tuesday’s matchup with the Phoenix Suns.

James has averaged 24.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 7.9 assists so far this season while shooting 50.9% from the floor. Over his last five outings, he’s recorded 21.8 points, eight rebounds, 8.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game with a 47.7% rate of shooting from the field.

The Lakers will meet the Suns on Tuesday, starting at 10:00 PM ET. The Suns are being picked to win in Game 5 of their First Round series by sportsbooks, who list them as 5.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 207.5 points. Let’s take a look at how James has performed this season and in recent outings to provide insights into his betting lines for this matchup.

LeBron James prop bets breakdown

  • Points Over/Under: 28.5
  • Over Odds: -111
  • Under Odds: -118
  • Points per game: 24.7

Odds via BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports’ betting odds for a full list.
Lines last updated at 1:43 PM EST on June 1, 2021.

LeBron James points insights

  • The 24.7 points James has scored per game this season is 3.8 fewer points than his point total set for Tuesday (28.5).
  • James has scored more than 28.5 points in 10 of 50 games this season (20%).
  • James’ season-long average points prop bet over/under, 26.1 points, is 1.4 more points than his per-game scoring average.
  • Less than half of the time — 47.4% of his matchups this year — James has gone over his point total (18 out of 38 chances).
  • Less than half of the time — 32% of his matchups this year — James has gone over his season-long average point total of 26.1 points (in 16 of his 50 games).
  • Teams are scoring 113.4 points per game against the Suns this season, the 11th-most allowed by a squad.

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LeBron James rebound insights

  • James has collected 7.7 rebounds per game, 0.8 fewer boards than his prop bet for Tuesday’s game (8.5).
  • In 36% of his games this season (18 out of 50), James has grabbed more than 8.5 boards.
  • James has pulled down 7.7 rebounds per game, which is 0.9 fewer boards than his season average prop.
  • Just 31.6% of the time this season (12 out of 38 opportunities), James has hit the over on his rebounds prop bet total.
  • In only 36% of his games (18 of 50 contests), James has outpaced his average rebounds prop bet total (8.6).
  • Opponents of the Suns have averaged 43.3 rebounds per game this season, the 24th-most against any NBA team.

LeBron James assists insights

  • James has averaged 7.9 assists per game, 0.4 more than Tuesday’s assist over/under (7.5).
  • In 48% of his matchups this season (24 out of 50) James has dished out more than 7.5 assists.
  • James’ per-game assist average (7.9) is 0.3 less than his average assist prop bet over/under (8.2).
  • James has recorded 8.2 or more assists (his average assist prop bet over/under) in only 19 of 50 of his games (38%).
  • The Suns’ opponents are averaging 23.6 assists per game, which is the 23rd-most given up by an NBA team this season.

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