Free NBA Pick: Suns vs Pelicans Lines
Looking for Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans free NBA picks? NBA betting sees the Suns taking on the Pelicans on Friday November 4, 2016 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups so stay tuned for more FREE daily NBA hoops predictions.
(0-4) Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans (0-4)
Date: Friday November 4
Time: 8:00PM EST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans Louisiana
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The New Orleans Pelicans take on the Suns in this early season Western Conference showdown.
The teams split the season series last year. The average score per game was Phoenix 114- New Orleans 107.
The Suns 3 guard attack has not turned into wins in the early part of the season.
The team has given up over 105 points in each loss this season.
Eric Beldsoe’s slow start to the year has been a key factor in the losses.
While he is averaging 16 ppg, he is shooting just 18.8% from behind the arc. He is a career 33% shooter from 3 but I don’t see him getting out of his shooting slump in this game, as New Orleans has capable wings to match up with him.
Brandon Knight’s shot isn’t falling in the early part of this season, and he will need to be at his best against the Pelicans. His numbers are done statistically across the board, and I don’t see him breaking out of it anytime soon.
A career 4.5 apg guard, he is only averaging 2.5 this season and should look to dictate the pass with his good passing skills, instead of forcing up bad shots.
Devin Booker’s injured right toe kept him out of the last game, but if he is able to practice this week he should see limited action against New Orleans.
He should continue his strong play that he had in the first 2 games, and I expect 15 points from the talented young guard.
The Suns defense has been surprisingly opportunistic this year, averaging 8 steals per game. If they can force the Pelicans into turnovers, and keep the ball out of Anthony Davis’ hands as much as possible, they can pull out the W.
New Orleans Pelicans
Anthony Davis has feasted on defenses without good interior help, but his dominance has not resulted in any wins for the Pelicans. He is averaging 37 points and 13 rebounds per game.
Outside of the loss to San Antonio where he had Lamarcus Aldrige or Khawi Leonard guarding him most of the game, he is averaging 43 points, 15 rebounds, and 3 blocks per game.
He shouldn’t have any problems putting up 35 against the Suns even with an aging Tyson Chandler in the front court.
Tim Frazier was really good against the Bucks in their last game, as he put up 20 points and 9 assists.
Facing Bledsoe and Knight will make it a good matchup for the point guard, but his passing skills have been on display in the early part of the year and I expect 15 points and 8 assists from him.
Rookie Buddy Hield should see more action in this contest.
The high draft pick can simply light up the score board if given the opportunity, and with Phoenix using a heavy guard system he should have plenty of chances to get on the floor and make some big shots.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Suns are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Suns are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Southwest.
- Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games.
- Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific.
- Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Pelicans are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Friday games.
Free Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Prediction:
New Orleans hasn’t given Anthony Davis much help in the early part of the year, and I see the Suns getting the win.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Phoenix
NBA Free Score Prediction: Phoenix 112- New Orleans 106-
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