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Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction 4-7-24 Picks

New Orleans Pelicans (45-32) vs. Phoenix Suns (46-31)
April 7, 2024 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Phoenix Suns -6.5; Over/Under: +223.5
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The New Orleans Pelicans and Phoenix Suns meet Sunday in NBA action at the Footprint Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Pelicans vs Suns prediction.

New Orleans Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans have been in a rut as they’ve lost five of their last six games overall and they will be hoping to arrest a four-game slide after falling painfully short to the Spurs in a 111-109 loss on Friday. CJ McCollum led the team with 31 points, six rebounds and four assists, Jonas Valanciunas added 26 points with seven rebounds and seven assists while Trey Murphy chipped in with 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists. As a team, the Pelicans shot 51 percent from the field and nine of 29 from the 3-point line as they looked to be in full control when they built an early 15-point lead, but they never put away the Spurs and it cost them with the Spurs slipping away on free throws down the stretch.

Phoenix Suns

Meanwhile, the Phoenix Suns have been in great form as they’ve won seven of their last nine games overall and they will be gunning for a fourth straight victory after beating the Timberwolves in a 97-87 home win on Friday. Grayson Allen led the team with 23 points on six of 14 shooting, Kevin Durant added 22 points with six rebounds and six assists while Devin Booker tallied 13 points with 13 assists on three of 12 shooting. As a team, the Suns shot 43 percent from the field and nine of 26 from the 3-point line, but this win was set up by their effort on defense as they were always in control after holding the Timberwolves to just 41 points in the first half.

Phoenix Suns Team Facts

  • The favorites have won 16 of the Suns’ last 17 games at Footprint Center.
  • The Suns have failed to cover the spread in each of their last seven home games against Southwest Division opponents.
  • Ten of the Suns’ last 11 home games have gone UNDER the total points line.

New Orleans Pelicans Team Facts

  • The Pelicans have won each of their last six games as underdogs against Western Conference opponents following a loss.
  • The Pelicans have covered the spread in each of their last six games as underdogs against Western Conference opponents following a loss.
  • Seven of the Pelicans’ last eight games as underdogs have gone UNDER the total points line.

Pelicans vs Suns prediction

The Pelicans are still shorthanded with Brandon Ingram still out and Zion Williamson listed as questionable, while the Suns are coming into this one with a full squad minus Damion Lee, who is still out. The Pelicans have been hit by injuries, and it has really stalled their progress over the past couple weeks, while the Suns have continued to heat up and just took down the Timberwolves in an impressive defensive showing on Friday. The line is reasonable for this one, so I am sticking with the Suns to maintain their momentum with another win and cover.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Phoenix -6.5

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