Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction 4/1/2024

The Phoenix Suns (43-31) travel to face off against the New Orleans Pelicans (45-29) on Monday, April 1st. This game will be played at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans and televised on BSNO. Both the Suns and Pelicans will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

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The Suns Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In the Suns’ most recent game against the Thunder, Kevin Durant led the Suns with 26 points while going 10/17 from the field. While Bradley Beal was 2nd on the team with 15 points, Phoenix fell short in the game with a final score of 128-103.

Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Pelicans, the Suns are above .500 at 43-31. As of now, the Suns are 8th in the Western Conference and 3rd in the Pacific Division.

Phoenix’s ATS record sits below .500 (30-43). The Suns maintain an ATS record of 16-21 on the road, while they have a 14-22 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

The Pelicans Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Zion Williamson scored 25 for New Orleans against the Celtics which was the most on the team. His field goal percentage for the game was 39.5%. CJ McCollum put up 24 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as New Orleans ended up losing the game with a final score of 104-92.

With a record of 45-29, the Pelicans are above .500 as they get ready to face the Suns. In the Western Conference, the Pelicans are 6th and 2nd in the Southwest Division.

Presently, New Orleans boasts an ATS record of 40-33, which is above .500 against the spread. On the road, the Pelicans have an ATS record of 20-17 compared to a 20-16 record vs. the spread at home.

Suns Offense Breakdown

For the season, the Phoenix offense is the 10th ranked unit in the NBA, at 116.7 points per contest.

Phoenix’s offense is scoring 116.7 points per game this season, which is 10th in the NBA. When playing on the road, the Suns are averaging 116.3 points per game.

So far, Phoenix’s offense has outscored the NBA scoring average in 55.4% of their games. In terms of field goal percentage, the Suns are 4th in the league at 49%.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Phoenix is 5th in three-point percentage at 38%. However, they are just 26th in three-point attempts per game.

Pelicans Offense Breakdown

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Through 74 games games, New Orleans is averaging 115.2 points per game (13th).

At 115.2 points per game, the Pelicans are 13th in the NBA in scoring. They have scored 115.5 points per game at home this season, compared to 115.0 on the road. Overall, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 50% of their games.

In terms of shooting, the Pelicans are 8th in field goal percentage at 48%. They are also 9th in three-point shooting at 37%. On average, they attempt 32.4 three-pointers per game (24th).

When it comes to pace, New Orleans is 18th in the league at 97.4 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 12th with an average of 27 per contest.

Suns Team Defense

On defense, Suns is currently around the league average in points allowed, giving up an average of 114.1 points per game. Opponents are hitting 53.3% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 36.3% of their three-point attempts.

Pelicans Team Defense

Currently, the Pelicans’ defense holds the 8th rank in the NBA, allowing 110.3 points per game. On two point field goal attempts, the Pelicans’ defensive unit is allowing a field goal percentage of 55.0% and allowing 34.6% from beyond the arc.

Key Players For The Suns And Pelicans

In today’s game, we anticipate Kevin Durant leading the scoring for the Suns, contributing 28 points while shooting 10/19 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 27.6 points per game, along with 6.7 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Zion Williamson to be the top scorer for the Pelicans. Our projection has him finishing the game with 23, and he is expected to secure 6 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 58.5%, and he is contributing 22.8 points per game on average.

Suns vs Pelicans Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, Phoenix has an ATS record of just 4-6. However, their overall record was 5-5 while averaging 113 points per game.
  • In their last five home games, New Orleans has averaged 110 points per game while allowing 100. The team’s record in this stretch was 4-1 while going 3-2 vs. the spread.
  • As the betting underdog, the Pelicans have an ATS mark of just 5-5 in their last ten games. New Orleans posted a straight up mark of 4-6 in these matchups.
  • Phoenix has done well both straight up and vs the spread when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five games.

Suns vs Pelicans Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +1, 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.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 224 and our model has the Suns and Pelicans finishing with a combined 230 points. Our pick is to take the over.

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

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