Pelicans vs. Suns - 11/22/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (7-5) at New Orleans Pelicans (2-11)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -1 -- Over/Under: 208 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, FSN
The Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Pelicans square off Sunday at the Smoothie King Center.
The Phoenix Suns look to remain hot after winning five of their last eight games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 105.8 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 101 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Eric Bledsoe is averaging 22.8 points and 5.8 assists while Brandon Knight is averaging 21.9 points and five assists. Tyson Chandler is grabbing 9.5 rebounds and Markieff Morris is dishing 1.3 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and are getting 37.4 points from their bench. The Suns remain a solid offensive team that has won seven of its eight games this season when topping 100 points. The Suns have lost eight of their last 10 road games.
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The New Orleans Pelicans look to win two straight games for the first time this season. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 100.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 108.4 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 22.4 points and 9.4 rebounds while Ryan Anderson is averaging 18.5 points and 7.2 rebounds. Eric Gordon is dishing 3.2 assists and Luke Babbitt is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 40.1 percent shooting from downtown and are forcing less than 13 turnovers. However, the Pelicans are coming off an impressive victory over the Spurs on Friday. Five of the Pelicans last six regular season victories have come at home.
The Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games playing on 1 days rest. The Pelicans are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Suns are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New Orleans.
I'm not sure the Pelicans are ready to turn things around just yet but a win over the Spurs doesn't happen by accident. Also, I trust New Orleans at home more than I do the Suns on the road. I'll side with the Pelicans in a toss-up game.