Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Pick and Preview, March 15 (3/15): NBA
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- Mar 15, 2022, 7:32:46 AM
Credit: photo by Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||8:00 p.m. EST|
|Suns money line||-195|
|Pelicans money line||+165|
|Over / under||231|
2021-2022 season stats
|Phoenix Suns||New Orleans Pelicans|
|Road / home record||25-6||16-19|
|Points per game||114.03||108.18|
|Points allowed per game||106.06||109.85|
|Rebounds per game||45.54||45.29|
|Rebounds allowed per game||44.54||42.38|
|Over / under record||35-33||29-39|
The Phoenix Suns travel to New Orleans to take on the Pelicans on Tuesday night. This is the fourth time these teams face off this season, the Suns have the lead 2-1.
The Suns have won 3 of their last 5 games and are 25-6 on the road ranking first in the Western Conference with a 54-14 record overall, the best in the league. Phoenix outscored the Lakers 140-111 last Sunday. Devin Booker scored 30 points, Deandre Ayton had 23 points and 16 rebounds in just 27 minutes.
Devin Booker leads the team with 25.6 ppg while D. Ayton is averaging 16.6 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1-4 assists for the Suns. Crowder is averaging 9.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists for Phoenix.
In their last 10 games, the Suns are 6-4, averaging 116.2 points, 42.0 rebounds, 28.5 assists, 9.0 steals and 5.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109.2 points.
INJURIES: Paul, Kaminsky, Saric and Johnson are out.
NEW ORLEANS PELICANS
The Pelicans have lost 4 of their last 5 games and are 16-19 at home this season. They have a 28-40 record overall and are third in the Southwest. The ended their losing streak last Sunday when they beat the Rockets. Jonas Valanciunas had 32 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans got a 130-105 victory over the Houston Rockets
Ingram is averaging 22.8 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists for the Pelicans. McCollum is averaging 27.6 points over the last 10 games for New Orleans.
In their last 10 games the Pelicans are 5-5, averaging 120.0 points, 47.4 rebounds, 26.9 assists, 10.4 steals and 3.1 blocks per game while shooting 49.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.2 points per game.
INJURIES: Ingram and Nance Jr are out.
Phoenix are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Phoenix's last 16 games.
New Orleans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans' last 5 games.
The Pelicans are 34-34 ATS and 12-12 ATS when the spread was +3 to +6. The Suns are 36-32 ATS this season, so picking a side it's basically a flip coin on this one. Phoenix ranks #6 in defense in the league allowing only 105.6 ppg on the road and with the Pelicans allowing 109.5 ppg at home I think this score will stay under the total.
PICK: Under 231 (-110)
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