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

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

 

Odds

Time 9:00 p.m. EST
Suns money line -220
Suns spread -5.5 (-110)
Pelicans money line +180
Pelicans spread +5.5 (-110)
Over / under 226.5

 

2022-2023 season stats

  Phoenix Suns New Orleans Pelicans
Record 14-6 9-11
Road  / home record 11-1 4-6
Streak W5 W1
Points per game 114.25 112.50
Points allowed per game 108.00 111.00
Rebounds per game 43.50 43.67
Over / under record 8-11-1 8-12
 

Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans continue on the road and will now visit the Phoenix Suns at the Footprint Center on Wednesday night. These teams faced each other 2 times last season and the Suns won both games but covered only at home.  

 

Phoenix Suns

The Suns have won 6 of their last 7 games but are 11-1 at home so far this season with a 14-6 record overall ranking first in the Pacific Division. In their last game, they beat the Kings 122-117 on the road.  Devin Booker had 44 points, eight rebounds and six steals.

Devin Booker is scoring 25.7 points per game with 5.0 rebounds and 5.6 assists for the Suns. Mikal Bridges is averaging 16.1 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 53.4% over the last 10 games for Phoenix.

In their last 10 games, the Suns are 7-3, averaging 117.1 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 112.5 points per game. 

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans get here with a 5-4 record and are 3-3 on the road this season ranking 3rd in the Southwest Division. In their last game on the road, they lost 124-121 against the Hawks. CJ McCollum finished with 29 points, Zion Williamson scored a season-high 29 and Jonas Valanciunas had 13 points and 17 rebounds for the Pelicans, who were on the second night of a back-to-back.

Brandon Ingram 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 4-6, averaging 117.5 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 113.7 points.

 

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans's last 10 games.

New Orleans are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against Phoenix.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games on the road.

New Orleans are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Phoenix.

Phoenix are 12-6 ATS in their last 18 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games.

Phoenix are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games against New Orleans.

 

Prediction

The Suns have been on fire this season and have lost only 1 game at home so far. The Pelicans have won 3 of their last 4 games but they have been dominated by the Suns in the last 5 meetings. However, the Pelicans are playing good ball right now and are scoring an average of 111 ppg so I expect a high scoring game on this one. In the last 10 head to head games they have avergaed 226.5 points combined so go with the over.

PICK: Over 226.5 (-110)

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