Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 17 (12/17): NBA

Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Pick and Preview, December 17 (12/17): NBA

 

Odds

Time 9:00 p.m. EST
Suns money line -170
Suns spread -3.5 (-110)
Pelicans money line +145
Pelicans spread +3.5 (-110)
Over / under 229.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Phoenix Suns New Orleans Pelicans
Record 17-12 18-10
Home / road record 12-3 6-7
Streak W1 L2
Points per game 115.00 117.00
Points allowed per game 110.33 111.67
Rebounds per game 43.00 45.00
Rebounds allowed per game 43.67 42.33
Over / under record 13-15-1 15-13
 

Preview

The Phoenix Suns and the New Orleans Pelicans will meet again at the Footprint Center on Saturday night. These teams already faced each other earlier 3 times so far this season and the Pelicans lead 2-1 but lost in Phoenix 124-111.  

 

Phoenix Suns

The Suns have lost 5 of their last 6 games but are 12-3 at home so far this season with a 17-12 record overall ranking first in the Pacific Division. The Suns have gone 14-8 against Western Conference opponents. Phoenix scores 115.3 points while outscoring opponents by 4.6 points per game.

Devin Booker is scoring 26.4 points per game and averaging 4.6 rebounds for the Suns. Mikal Bridges is averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

In their last 10 games, the Suns are 4-6, averaging 116.6 points, 43.9 rebounds, 27.6 assists, 7.0 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.5 points per game.

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans get here with an 18-10 record and are 6-7 on the road this season ranking 2nd in the Southwest Division. The Pelicans have gone 12-7 against Western Conference opponents. New Orleans is 1-4 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

Zion Williamson is scoring 25.3 points per game and averaging 7.3 rebounds for the Pelicans. Trey Murphy III is averaging 1.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for New Orleans.

In their last 10 games the Pelicans are 7-3, averaging 117.0 points, 46.0 rebounds, 25.7 assists, 9.8 steals and 4.8 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.8 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

New Orleans are 7-13 ATS in their last 20 games against Phoenix.

New Orleans are 7-13 SU in their last 20 games against Phoenix.

The total has gone OVER in 9 of New Orleans' last 13 games on the road.

New Orleans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Phoenix.

Phoenix are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.

Phoenix are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix's last 8 games against New Orleans.

Phoenix are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Pelicans have been on fire and were on an 7 game winning streak but fell twice against the Utah Jazz. On the other hand the Suns were struggling as they have some players injured like Ayton, Payne and Johnson but they got Devin Booker back which is a big boost for the offense. With the Pelicans allowing 116 points on the road and the over cashing big time when these two teams meet I like the Over.

PICK: Over 229.5 (-110)

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