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Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 11/21/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
New Orleans Pelicans at Phoenix Suns
Date & Time Thursday November 21, 2019, 10:30 PM (EST)
Location
Talking Stick Resort Arena
Phoenix, AZ
The Line
EVEN
TV Channel
TNT
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The New Orleans Pelicans hit the road for a matchup with the Phoenix Suns.  The Pelicans enter this road contest with a record of (5-9), having just beat the Trail Blazers 115-104.  The Suns are (7-6) thus far, having just lost to the Kings 120-116.

In the Pelicans win over the Trail Blazers, New Orleans was led by Jrue Holiday.  Holiday notched a double-double in the win, registering 22 points and dishing out 10 assists.  Brandon Ingram added 21 points and 7 rebounds in the game.  New Orleans made 44% from the floor and 36% from deep.  The Pelicans 3-point defense struggled in the win, giving up a Portland success rate of 55% from distance. The Pelicans biggest lead was 17 points on the night.

The Suns were guided by Devon Booker in the loss to the Kings.  Booker was 10 of 20 from the floor, totaling 30 points in the game.  Kelly Oubre Jr. contributed 20 points and added 5 steals defensively.  The Suns shot 42% from the floor and 33% from deep.  Both teams recorded 48 rebounds in the game.  The Suns got behind early and were never able to overcome the huge deficit.  The Suns trailed by as much as 26 points and fell just short in their comeback bid.  The Suns forced 19 turnovers in the loss.  

Recent Betting Trends:

Pelicans are 5-1 ATS in their last last 6 games overall.

Pelicans are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 Thursday games.

The under is 6-1 in Pelicans last 7 overall.

Suns are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games.

Suns are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall.

The over is 5-1 in Suns last 6 home games.

The Pelicans are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 meetings.  The over has also hit 5 times in the last 6 matchups.  The Pelicans have 8 of the last 10 games against the Suns.  The Pelicans have a few players that show up on the injury list as questionable.  The Suns have been a team this year that has performed well ATS, going 9-4.  The Suns offense sits in the top third of the league in more then one category.  The area to watch in this game, the Suns have the 6th best 3-point percentage, while the Suns are the 24th worse in defending the 3.  Suns are making 37% while the Pelicans are giving up 37%.  The Pelicans have the 5th best 3-point offense making 38%, but the Suns have the 9th best 3-point defense allowing just 34%.  The Suns have the edge here, I'll take the Suns at home.  Final score prediction, Suns win and cover. 

Pick:
PHO
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