Planning on watching today’s Suns and Pelicans game? Catch the action at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA, as the Pelicans hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on WVUE. The odds for this Western conference game currently have the Pelicans as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 236 points.
Phoenix is looking to extend their winning streak to four games after defeating the Kings 119-117. The Suns were favored by 4.5 points in that game, and the O/U line was set at 244.
On the season, the Suns are 22-18 and are currently 8th in the Western Conference. Against other Western Conference teams, they are 15-14 compared to 7-4 in non-conference games.
As the underdog, the Suns are 3-8 this season and have lost their last three games against the spread as the underdog. Today, they are getting 2.5 points on the spread.
When looking at their O/U record for the season, the Suns are 22-18. Today’s line of 236 is higher than the average O/U line in their games (230). This season, 33 of their games have had lower O/U lines than 236.
In terms of ATS, Phoenix is 14-26 overall and 7-10 on the road. Their average ATS record on the road is 7-10, compared to 7-16 at home.
In the Suns’ most recent game, they put up 119 points, which is right around their season average of 115.9 points per game. When it comes to three-pointers, the Suns have been on the lower side, attempting just 31.7 per game. Overall, the Suns are shooting 48% from the field and averaging 97.7 possessions per game.
Coming into today’s game, the Suns’ defense is giving up an average of 114.4 points per contest. The Phoenix defense has allowed opponents to shoot 37.3% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 47.0% of their field goal attempts vs. Phoenix.
In games where the Pelicans have been favored, the average scoring margin is +7.7 points per game. As the favorite, they have a record of 14-9 and are favored by 2.5 points today. Against the spread as the favorite, they are 12-11.
New Orleans has an O/U record of 21-21 this season, and the over has hit in their last two games. This is the 32nd time this season that their O/U line has been lower than 236.
The Pelicans won their last game against the Hornets by a score of 132-112. They were favored by 12 points in that game and easily covered the spread. The O/U line for that game was 229.5.
Currently, the Pelicans are 5th in the Western Conference with a record of 25-17. In the Southwest Division, they are in 1st place. Against Western Conference teams, they are 17-15 compared to 8-2 against the East.
This season, the Pelicans have an average scoring differential of +5.6 points per game at home. Their ATS record at home is 13-8, compared to 11-10 on the road.
In Pelicans games this season, the average combined scoring total is 228.9 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 236 points.
In their most recent game, the Pelicans offense scored a total of 132 points against the Hornets. They shot 50% from the field and knocked down 25 three-pointers. On the season, the Pelicans offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NBA. They have a field goal percentage of 48% and are hitting 54% of their shots inside the arc. Additionally, they are averaging 12.2 made three’s per game.
At this time, the Pelicans’ defense is positioned 11th in the NBA, permitting 112.0 points per game. When it comes to forced turnovers, the Pelicans are forcing 12.6 per game, which is 12th in the league. They also come into the game sitting 21st in blocked shots at 4.7 per game.
Last season, the Suns and Pelicans did not face off head-to-head. When looking back over the last three times these two teams have played, the Pelicans have the leg up at 2-1. The Pelicans also had the edge vs. the spread in these games, at 2-1. These games averaged a combined total of 242 points per game leading to an over/under record of 3-0. As the host vs. the Suns, the Pelicans have gone 0-3 vs the spread.
How to Bet Pelicans vs. Suns in Arizona
The Suns come in as the underdog at +2.5, making them our top choice on the point spread. We not only expect them to cover the spread but also believe they have a strong chance of winning the game outright, especially if you’re aiming for a higher moneyline payout. Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 236, and our model predicts the Suns and Pelicans to score a combined 235 points. We recommend betting on the under.
- ArizonaSharp ATS Prediction: Suns +2.5
- ArizonaSharp OU Predict: Under 236