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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Phoenix Suns - 11/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Phoenix Suns (1-4) at New Orleans Pelicans (0-5)

NBA Basketball: Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)

The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FSAZ/FSNO

The Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Pelicans meet Friday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.

The Phoenix Suns look for their first road victory to climb out of an early 1-4 hole to start the NBA season. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 104 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting. TJ Warren is averaging 22.4 points and 6.1 rebounds while Eric Bledsoe is averaging 17.2 points and 5.2 assists. Devin Booker is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Knight is dishing 2.6 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 27.6 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.6 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost six of their last eight road games.

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Phoenix Suns - 11/4/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New Orleans Pelicans are still looking for their first win of the season after a rough 0-5 start. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 98.2 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 106.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 31.6 points and 11.8 rebounds while Tim Frazier is averaging 13 points and 7.8 assists. E'Twaun Moore is the third double-digit scorer and Lance Stephenson is dishing 4.4 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 26 percent from beyond the arc and 76.9 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.4 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost five straight home games.

The Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Suns are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New Orleans and the favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

If you've seen the Pelicans play this season, you would know laying any type of chalk or backing them to beat any team other than the Nets or 76ers isn't wise. The Pelicans struggle to get any consistent play out of guys other than Davis and the losses continue to pile up. The Suns can put the ball in the hoop, and that's going to put pressure on the Pelicans to keep up. Even at home, I simply can't back the Pelicans until they prove they can win games.

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Phoenix Suns +1.5

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