Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 28 (10/28): NBA

Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction, Pick and Preview, October 28 (10/28): NBA

 

Odds

Time 10:00 p.m. EST
Suns money line -300
Suns spread -7.5 (-110)
Pelicans money line +250
Pelicans spread +7.5 (-110)
Over / under 225

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Phoenix Suns New Orleans Pelicans
Record 3-1 3-1
Home / road record 2-0 2-0
Streak W2 W1
Points per game 116.00 122.00
Points allowed per game 104.33 113.67
Rebounds per game 44.00 46.00
Rebounds allowed per game 42.67 39.33
Over / under record 1-2-1 4-0
 

Preview

The Phoenix Suns continue at home and will host the New Orleans Pelicans at the Footprint Center on Friday night. These teams faced each other 10 times last season and the Suns led 7-3 including beating them in the first round of the playoffs.  

 

Phoenix Suns

The Suns have won 3 of their first 4 games of the season and are 2-0 on the road ranking first in the Pacific Division. They're coming from a great game as they destroyed the Golden State Warriors at home 134-105 where Booker scored 34 points and Deandre Ayton added 16 points and 14 rebounds.

Devin Booker is leading the team averaging 32 points while Chris Paul is making 10.7 assists per game for the Suns. Ayton is averaging 19 points and 8 rebounds for Phoenix.

In their last 10 games, the Suns are 5-5, averaging 107.1 points, 41.5 rebounds, 27.1 assists, 7.7 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 105.5 points per game. 

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans get here with a 3-1 record and have won their first 2 games on the road this season. In their last game, they beat the mavericks 113-111 at home without their stars Ingram and Zion Williamson. Murphy hit all eight of his shots for 22 points. Dyson Daniels scored his first career points on a jump hook in the second quarter and finished with 11 points in 22 minutes on 4-of-5 shooting.

Brandon Ingram who's out for this game is averaging 22 points while Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 11.5 rebound per game and CJ McCollum has 7.8 assists per game for New Orleans.

In their last 10 games the Pelicans are 5-5, averaging 114.5 points, 46.4 rebounds, 25.9 assists, 6.4 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 112.7 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

New Orleans are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games against Phoenix.

New Orleans are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games against Phoenix.

New Orleans are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans' last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix.

Phoenix are 3-6 ATS in their last 9 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 9 games.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games against New Orleans.

Phoenix are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Pelicans have been great offensively averaging 122 points per game but they have allowed over 110 points per game in their last 3 games and have a lot of injuries for this game. On the other hand, the Suns have been focused in playing good defense and have allowed only 104 points per game so far. The Suns dominated the Pelicans last season and with all the injuries it's going to be dificult for New Orleans to keep up with the Suns. I'm taking Phoenix to win and cover at home.

PICK: Suns -7.5 (-110)

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