Suns at Pelicans - 4/10/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (39-40) at New Orleans Pelicans (42-36)
NBA Basketball: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -7.5 -- Over/Under: 195 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, FSN
The Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Pelicans meet Friday night at the Smoothie King Center.
The Phoenix Suns look for a win after losing seven of their last eight games. On the season, the Suns are averaging 102.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting and are allowing 103.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Eric Bledsoe is averaging 17 points and six assists while Markieff Morris is averaging 15.4 points and 6.1 rebounds. Gerald Green is dishing 1.2 assists and Marcus Morris is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting just 42.8 percent from the field and 26.6 percent from deep in their last five games. The Suns really haven’t been the same since trading away Gragic and Thomas. The Suns have lost five of their last six road games.
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The New Orleans Pelicans need to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, the Pelicans are averaging 99.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting and are allowing 98.7 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.3 points and 10.3 rebounds while Tyreke Evans is averaging 16.6 points and 6.5 assists. Ryan Anderson is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Eric Gordon is dishing 3.8 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 43.8 percent from the field and 44.6 percent from deep in their last five games. The Pelicans need a win to remain in the playoff hunt, as they’re tied with the Thunder for the last spot. The Pelicans have won four of their last five games on their home court.
The Suns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. NBA Southwest and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Pacific and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. The home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Pelicans need this win if they're going to make the playoffs, and the Suns have checked out a couple of weeks ago. Look for NO to win by double digits.