New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns NBA Betting Prediction

NBA New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns Prediction 4/7/2024

The New Orleans Pelicans (45-32) travel to face off against the Phoenix Suns (46-31) on Sunday, April 7th. This game will be played at Footprint Center in Phoenix and televised on AZFa. The Suns are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Pelicans are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Timberwolves. Tip-off is set for 6:00 ET.

Pelicans vs Suns

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The Pelicans Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Pelicans is coming off a loss to the Spurs in their latest game, ending with a score of 111-109. Heading into the second half, the Pelicans were leading 61-51.

As the Pelicans take on the Suns, they are looking to build on their above .500 record of 45-32. When playing on the road, the Pelicans have gone 24-14 this season compared to a 21-18 record at home.

New Orleans possesses an ATS record of 40-36 for this season, including their ongoing four game losing streak against the spread. As the favorite this season, New Orleans is 23-24 vs. the spread while going 17-12 as the underdog.

The Suns Are Coming Off A Win

In their last game, the Suns defeated the Timberwolves with a final score of 97-87. The Suns were leading the game going into the second half 57-41.

In their last ten games, the Suns are 7-3 and have an overall record of 46-31. As of now, they are 6th in the Western Conference and 2nd in the Pacific division.

So far, Phoenix is below .500 in their ATS record, currently standing at 33-43. Currently, the Suns have a two game ATS win streak when they are favored, and they are 9-11 against the spread as underdogs.

Pelicans Offense Breakdown

This season, the New Orleans offense is ranked 13th in the NBA in scoring at 115 points per game.

So far this season, the Pelicans are 13th in scoring at 115 points per game. In terms of pace, they are 18th in the league at 97.3 possessions per game. New Orleans is 8th in field goal percentage (48%) and 10th in true shooting percentage.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pelicans are 20th in made threes per game (12.2) and 8th in three-point shooting percentage (37%). In terms of free throws, they are 12th in makes per game (17.7) and 8th in attempts (23.1).

On the road this season, the Pelicans are averaging 115 points per game, which is 13th in the league. In terms of offensive rebounds, they are 17th in the NBA. New Orleans is also 12th in assists at 26.9 per game.

Suns Offense Breakdown

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Heading into play, the Suns’ offense is rated 10th in the league in scoring, averaging 116.6 points per contest.

At home, the Suns are averaging 116.7 points per game, which is 12th in the NBA. Overall, they are 10th in scoring at 116.6 points per game. In terms of pace, Phoenix is 15th in the league at 98.2 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Suns are one of the best in the league. They are 4th in field goal percentage at 49% and 3rd in true shooting percentage. From beyond the arc, Phoenix is hitting 38% of their shots, which is 5th in the NBA.

So far this season, the Suns have made an average of 12.4 three-pointers per game, which is 19th in the league. In terms of free throws, they are 2nd in the NBA at 19 made free throws per game.

Pelicans Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Pelicans’ defense is giving up an average of 110.6 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Pelicans are causing 12.4 turnovers per game, ranking 14th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 21st in rejections, averaging 4.7 blocked shots each game.

Suns Team Defense

On defense, Suns is currently around the league average in points allowed, giving up an average of 113.5 points per game. Opponents are hitting 53.2% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.2% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Pelicans And Suns

For today’s matchup, we project Zion Williamson to lead the scoring for the Pelicans, putting up 23 points and shooting at a rate of 9/15. Throughout this season, his average stands at 22.8 points per game, along with 5.8 rebounds.

As for Phoenix, Kevin Durant is projected to be the primary scorer for the Suns. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 28, and adding 7 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 53% and is averaging 27.4 points per contest.

Pelicans vs Suns Trends

  • Although New Orleans has a straight up record of 2-1 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs. the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 110 points per game in these games.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Phoenix has an ATS record of 5-5 while averaging 114 per game. The team went 6-4 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the underdog, the Pelicans have a straight up record of 4-6. But, their mark vs the spread was just 5-5.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Suns have a strong straight up record of 2-1. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Pelicans vs Suns Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +6.5, we have the Pelicans as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 222.5, and our model predicts the Pelicans and Suns to score a combined 228 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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