NBA Free Picks - Phoenix Suns Vs Los Angeles Lakers

Phoenix Suns (64-32 SU, 58-37-1 ATS 45-48-3 O/U) will face the Los Angeles Lakers (67-29 SU, 41-52-3 ATS, 45-49-2 O/U). Suns have the momentum going into the lion's den in Gam3 5 in the Staples centre. Suns bench continues to excel with their hustle and outside shooting but it is a different story on the road where the Suns are just 26-22 SU and the Lakers are 41-7 at home. Trends point to a Lakers blowout for game 5. Lakers have won seven straight game 5 playoff games at home. Lakers have been in same position 3 times in the last 3 years and have held home court. Lakers are 6-1 ATS the last 3 years when tied in a playoff series. Why am I choosing the big road dog then? Bynum's mobility is clearly screwed with his hurt knee. This allows Amare to attack Pau to try to get him into foul trouble. Inside points and trips to the foul line are critical to Amare going off and having a big game on the road. Suns bench played poorly in game 1 and 2 but will play better in game 5 with their defensive energy alone. Phil Jackson played his starters longer minutes at the start of the 2nd and 4th quarter. Suns bench were grinding and out hustling them for rebounds and steals. Barbosa and Dragic still capable of dropping 20 points on the road with Bynum on the bench. Take the big road dog for some Hollywood NBA as Nash will dramatically pick up another scar.