Pelicans vs. Suns - 4/9/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (21-58) at New Orleans Pelicans (29-49)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
The Line: New Orleans Pelicans -3 -- Over/Under: 207 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSAZ, FSN
The Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Pelicans meet Saturday night at the Smoothie King Center.
The Phoenix Suns have won back-to-back games just once since March. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 100.3 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 13.4 points and 2.6 assists while Mirza Teletovic is averaging 11.6 points and 3.7 rebounds. Alex Len is grabbing 7.6 rebounds and Archie Goodwin is dishing two assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Suns are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost seven of their last nine road games.
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The New Orleans Pelicans look for another win after splitting their last eight games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 102.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 106 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Tim Frazier is averaging 13 points and 5.2 assists while Toney Douglas is averaging 7.7 points and 2.1 rebounds. Luke Babbitt is grabbing 2.8 rebounds and Bryce Dejean-Jones is dishing 1.1 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Pelicans are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have won three straight home games.
The Suns are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Pelicans are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Suns are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in New Orleans and 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Pelicans continue to play decent ball on their home court, while the Suns are downright trash on the road and don't win back to back games often. I'll take the home team and small line.