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2021 NBA Handicapping
(12-16) New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns (17-10)
Date: Friday, February 19th
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: New Orleans +129 | Phoenix -136
NBA Betting Odds: Phoenix -2.5
NBA Betting Total: O/U 230.5
On Friday, February 19th, a Western Conference matchup will take place between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Phoenix Suns. This will be the third meeting between the two teams this year and there most frequent game was in New Orleans as well. In that contest New Orleans secured a 123-101 victory and were powered by their 3pt shooting as they shot 14/33 (42.4%) while Phoenix had a poor shooting night from deep only going 8/35 (22.9%).
Devin Booker had the best game for Phoenix with 25 points and 4 rebounds and Deandre Ayton added a double double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. New Orleans had an all around great offensive performance as 7 players scored in double figures including Zion Williamson who ate interiorly with 28 points along with 7 rebounds and 6 assists.
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans is home once again where they will look to avoid losing 5 of their last 6 games. New Orleans snapped their 3 game losing streak on Tuesday as they beat the Grizzlies 144-113 but found themselves back in the losing column the next night at home as they were given a last minute dagger by the hands of Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers.
Lillard scored 8 of his teams last 10 points down the stretch including a go ahead 3pt play with 15 seconds remaining and Brandon Ingram couldn’t get his shot to fall at the end of regulation to lose 126-124.
Second year #1 overall pick Zion Williamson continues to impress without any restrictions and has had a great month of February hoping to secure a last minute all-star spot. He is currently averaging a team best 25 points per game while also securing 6.8 rebounds and dishing out 3.1 assists.
Reigning all-star Brandon Ingram is also having a great year and is proving any doubters he was worthy of his max contract with averages of 23.6 points 5.4 rebounds and 4.8 assists.
Phoenix extended its winning streak to 6 games but were finally upended by the Brooklyn Nets at home on Tuesday by a score of 128-124. Phoenix squandered a 12 point lead going into the final quarter including an 8 point lead with 2:30 to go in the game.
An even more disheartening part of the loss was that the Nets were playing with a depleted roster that was lacking superstars Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant due to injury. Regardless, the Suns were playing great the whole way though this one and still find themselves in the 4th seed at 17-10 in the midst of a stacked Western Conference.
The Paul-Booker tandem has paid major dividends for the Suns, who are off to a strong 17-10 start to the 2020-21 season. Despite the fact that Booker has regressed from 3-point range, he’s nearing his career-high in effective field goal percentage which is a sign that his shot selection is improving.
This trend can be accounted for thanks to Chris Paul and his presence facilitating the ball and taking the pressure off of Booker.
NBA Betting Trends:
- New Orleans is 12-16 ATS
- New Orleans is 1-4 SU and ATS in their last 5 games
- New Orleans OVERS are 20-8
- New Orleans OVERS are 15-2 in their last 17 games !!!
- Suns are 17-0 ATS
- Suns are 9-2 ATS in last 11 games
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns NBA Prediction
The Phoenix Suns have looked like a team bound for the postseason, while the New Orleans Pelicans have struggled to impress. They have a poor defense that will be vulnerable against the Suns and their offense lacks the firepower to counter Phoenix’s defense.
For these reasons, I’m taking the Phoenix Suns on the road as they are simply playing better ball and will be hungry to avenge their blown loss earlier in the week.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Phoenix Suns -2.5
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