Friday, December 18, 2015
US Airways Center
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Friday, December 18, 2015. The opening line for this game has Phoenix as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 214.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 7-18 and a road record of 2-12. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -6 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 107.7 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 11-16 and a home record of 7-6. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 104.8 points per game and surrendering 105.9, good for a point differential of -1.1.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 23.3 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 10.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Ryan Anderson averages 18.2 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Brandon Knight averages 20.3 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Eric Bledsoe averages 21.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
New Orleans averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the league. They average 50 rebounds per game and 21.4 assists per game which ranks them 26th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 13.8 per game. The Pelicans allow 107.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 26th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Phoenix averages 104.8 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 21 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 18th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 28th with 16.9 per game. The Suns allow 105.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. The Suns force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 9-16-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 10-14-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 12-15-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 15-12-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/26/15 F/G Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans
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