Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Pelicans vs Suns Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the New orleans Pelicans taking on the Phoenix Suns Friday December 18 at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions.
New Orleans Pelicans (7-18) vs. Phoenix Suns (11-6)
Date: December 18
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Venue: Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
NBA Moneyline Odds: Phoenix -165
NBA Betting Odds: Phoenix -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 213.5
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The NBA on ESPN doubleheader heads into Phoenix as the Suns and Pelicans get set for a Friday night battle.
The Pelicans will look to make it 4 straight wins over the Suns and 3 straight this season with a win on Friday.
To make it 3 in a row, the Pelicans will have to improve their road play as they are just 2-12 away from home.
The Pelicans have struggled this season, but when it comes to playing the Suns, they’ve had no problem.
F Anthony Davis has averaged 29 points, 18 rebounds and three blocked shots and the Pelicans averaged 121 points in both wins over the Suns this season. New Orleans is averaging just 101.8 points per game, which shows how impressive their two wins over Phoenix have been.
New Orleans does come in with a bit of momentum here as they did grab that 2nd road win last time out against the Jazz. The Pelicans grabbed a 104-94 win over Utah Wednesday propelled by a 31-15 4th quarter.
F Ryan Anderson, who has been at the center of many trade talks, is really building his stock as he’s averaging 18.5 points per game, to go along with his 24 point performance off the bench on Wednesday.
Also over the last 6 games, PG Jrue Holiday is tearing it up for the Pelicans. He’s averaged 15.3 points per game.
The Suns have had no problem when it comes to scoring, but they may want to readjust their defensive strategy here.
The Suns are allowing 105.9 points per game and come in off a performance where the Warriors dropped 128 on them. With the loss, the Suns have now dropped 3 of their last 4 games.
G Eric Bledsoe looks for a bounce back performance as he had his worst game this season. Bledsoe scored just 6 points, which marked the first time all season he’s scored single digits.
Brandon Knight has been no better. He’s made just 9 of 35 three pointers attempted over the past 5 games. One of those games he hit 7, which makes his other 4 games look even worse.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pelicans are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Pelicans are 15-7 ATS in their last 22 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Pelicans are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
- Suns are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest.
- Suns are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 vs. Western Conference.
Free NBA Prediction:
The Pelicans have had the Suns number, but Phoenix will certainly be focused on buckling down here on defense.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Phoenix ATS
Bledsoe gets back on track as the Suns put an end to their overall struggles and struggles against New Orleans.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Phoenix 110- New Orleans 101
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