New Orleans Pelicans vs. Phoenix Suns - 4/9/14
Phoenix Suns (46-31) at New Orleans Pelicans (32-45)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm (New Orleans Arena)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ+, Fox Sports New Orleans
The Phoenix Suns could sweep the New Orleans Pelicans with a win on Wednesday night.
With wins in eight of their last 10 games, the Suns are holding onto the eighth seed in the West with the season coming to an end. On the season, the Suns average 105.7 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allow 102.8 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Gerald Green is shooting 49.3 percent from the field in his last five games and has scored 22 or more points in three of his last four. The Suns have scored 102 or more points in six of their last eight games and have won six of their last eight road games. The Phoenix Suns are 50-26-1 ATS overall and 27-10 ATS on the road.
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The Pelicans are trying to play spoiler at this point in the season, but have lost five straight games. On the year, the Pelicans average 99.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allow 102.5 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is probable for this matchup, but he’s shooting just 41.5 percent and grabbing 5.5 rebounds since returning from injury. The Pelicans are allowing teams to shoot 50.1 percent from the field in their last five games. The New Orleans Pelicans are 33-38-6 ATS overall and 19-17-2 ATS at home.
The Suns are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. win and 27-10 ATS in their last 37 road games. The Pelicans are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest.
The Suns need to keep winning in order to clinch a playoff spot, and they should have little trouble against the banged up Pelicans. Davis has pretty much been a non factor since returning from injury, and New Orleans doesn't have enough offensive firepower to keep up with the explosive Suns.
Give me Phoenix and the chalk, please.