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2021 NBA Handicapping
(2-3) Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans (1-6)
Date: Tuesday, November 2nd
Time: 10:00PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: Suns +500 | Pelicans -700(Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Suns -11.5
NBA Betting Total: 216.5
Last season these two teams met up in three games. Two out of the three games went in favor of the Phoenix Suns.
Combined the Suns outscored the Pelicans 344-323, averaging 115 points per game.
The Phoenix Suns enter today’s game, having won 2 of their past 5 games. When playing at home, the Suns have played at a below .500 rate, having gone 1-2. This has come while playing the 16th toughest schedule.
As they take on the Pelicans at home, the Suns have a negative home plus-minus of -2.0 points. Overall the Suns are ranked 24th among NBA teams in point differential (5.5).
For bettors, taking the Phoenix Suns to cover the spread has been a losing bet as they are covering the spread in 20.00% of their games. Their season-long plus-minus against the spread is -8.9.
On offense, the team’s leading scorer is SG Devin Booker. So far, Booker is averaging 22.6 points per game.
This output places him 4th in his position group.
The Suns’ best three-point shooter has been Mikal Bridges, connecting on 1.8 shots from downtown per game.
Deandre Ayton has been in charge of cleaning up the glass, hauling in 11.4 boards per game.
New Orleans Pelicans
The New Orleans Pelicans enter today’s game having lost 3 straight games. As of late, the Pelicans have really struggled to pick up wins, having won just 1 of their past 7 games.
As the road team, the Pelicans travel to Phoenix with a negative plus-minus of rating -4.7 points. Overall the Pelicans are ranked 26th among NBA teams in point differential (-0.3).
Among NBA teams they have played the 18th toughest schedule.
For bettors, taking the New Orleans Pelicans to cover the spread has been a winning bet as they are covering the spread in 57.10%% of their games. Their season-long plus-minus against the spread is -1.4.
On offense, the team’s leading scorer is SF Brandon Ingram. So far, Ingram is averaging 25.0 points per game. This output places him 4th in his position group.
The Pelicans’ best three-point shooter has been Devonte’ Graham, connecting on 3.29 shots from downtown per game.
Jonas Valanciunas has been in charge of cleaning up the glass, hauling in 14.57 boards per game.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall
- Suns are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
- Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
- Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix.
Free Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
The Phoenix Suns have a significant impact on the number of possessions this game should have. When the Suns play against fast-paced teams, the games finish with 5 fewer possessions than expected.
Phoneix wins these matchups 66% of the time.
A key matchup in this game will be how New Orleans’ offense responds to the Sun’s top 10 defense. Historically, this doesn’t slow down their scoring output but doesn’t translate to wins.
Phoenix should be able to take advantage of an average Pelicans defense. On average, they score 7 points above expectation vs. such opponents.
I have this game ending in a 115 to 111 win for the Suns. Therefore, I will be taking the Pelicans to cover the spread at +11.5. I don’t see any edge in taking an over-under bet.
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