Phoenix Suns Travel to New Orleans to Face the Pelicans
The Phoenix Suns have already punched their ticket to the NBA Playoffs. However, they won’t stop with just a playoff berth. They’re already over 53 wins, with plenty more left on the table.
On Tuesday, they’ll face the New Orleans Pelicans, a team trying to hold onto their spot. The Suns can crush their hopes if they deal a loss to them. However, the Pelicans are a resilient group.
New Orleans is dealing with injuries at the wrong time. They had a solid win streak going, and unfortunately, that came to a halt. Currently, both Brandon Ingram and C.J. McCollum are ruled out.
Whether that changes before the game is yet to be determined. However, if they want any chance at beating the Suns, they’ll need both of them. Even then, it might not be nearly enough.
Game Preview: Phoenix Suns at New Orleans Pelicans March 14th
The Phoenix Suns, first in the Western Conference, have an offense backed by a strong defense. Although they lost in the NBA Finals last year, a repeat performance seems to be on the horizon.
To get one step closer, they’ll look to take down the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans aren’t a threat to their position, but the Suns want to stay hot heading into the playoffs.
The New Orleans Pelicans are just hoping to hold onto their play-in position. Averaging 107.75 points per game, the Pelicans offense doesn’t match up well against the Suns.
However, they’ve been able to secure big wins in the past, when they were led by McCollum. If C.J. is unable to play and the losing streak continues, the Pelicans could be watching their playoff hopes vanish.
Phoenix Suns at New Orleans Pelicans Betting Prediction
The Suns will likely be heavy favorites heading into this game, which is no surprise. However, the last time these two played was only a few weeks ago.
The Suns came in as 6.5-point favorites and lost to the C.J. McCollum-led Pelicans. The final score was 117-102; however, there’s a big factor in this game, Devin Booker wasn’t playing. As we know, this changes it.
With Booker back in the lineup for the Suns, the likelihood of the Pelicans winning is diminished. Another blow will get dealt to their odds if McCollum and Ingram are out. McCollum will likely be the first player that returns, depending on his quarantine status.
However, Ingram is listed as “out indefinitely” with a hamstring injury. All of this is important to note when betting on this game.
In their last ten games against each other, the Suns have won seven against the Pelicans. They’ve also gone 7-3 ATS in their last ten meetings, with seven games going over the total. For us, this is the clear sign to take the Suns over the Pelicans with the total going over.
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.