Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 2/28/14
New Orleans Pelicans (23-34) at Phoenix Suns (33-24)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 28, 2014 at 10:30 pm (US Airways Center)
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The New Orleans Pelicans will play their second game of a five-game road trip when they take on the Phoenix Suns. It will be the third of four scheduled meetings this season and the Suns have won the first two matchups.
The Pelicans head into the matchup on a five-game losing streak and losers in seven of their last eight games. During this losing streak, they’re averaging just 94 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 102.6 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Their offense was already at the bottom half of the league, but they’ve failed to score 100 or more points in six of their last nine games. On the road, they average 98.1 points and allow 103 points. They are 24-29-4 ATS overall and 11-16-3 ATS on the road.
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The Suns have matched a three-game winning streak with a three-game losing streak. Their most shocking loss came on Wednesday, when they lost 109-86 to the Utah Jazz. Despite being one of the better offensive teams in the league, they shot just 38.8 percent from the field and 62.1 percent from the free throw line. In their last five games defensively, they’re allowing 102.6 points on 46 percent shooting. At home, they average 107.5 points and allow 101.8 points. They are 36-20-1 ATS overall and 17-12-1 ATS on their home court.
The Suns are 7-1 ATS in their last eight games against teams with a losing SU record. They’re also 7-0 ATS in their last seven games following a loss by 10 or more points.
As far as a total is concerned, the under has hit in four of the last five meetings between these two teams that have taken place in Phoenix.
New Orleans won't be able to slowdown the scoring machine that is Phoenix.