Sunday, November 22, 2015
Smoothie King Center
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday, November 22, 2015. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 208.
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The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 7-5 and a road record of 2-2. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of 4.8 as they are averaging 105.8 points per game while giving up 101 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 2-11 and a home record of 2-4. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 100.5 points per game and surrendering 108.4, good for a point differential of -7.8.
Brandon Knight comes into this contest averaging 21.9 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Eric Bledsoe averages 22.8 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Anthony Davis averages 22.4 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 9.4 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 74%. Ryan Anderson averages 18.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Phoenix averages 105.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 13th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the league. They average 57.5 rebounds per game and 19.3 assists per game which ranks them 1st and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 17 per game. The Suns allow 101 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 51.2 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 19.8 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league.
New Orleans averages 100.5 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -7.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 48.8 rebounds per game and 21.9 assists per contest which ranks them 27th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 6th with 13.8 per game. The Pelicans allow 108.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 53.1 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 8-4-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 6-6-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 4-9-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 5-7-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
11/21/15 PG Brandon Knight Ankle injured last game, probable Sunday vs. New Orleans
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/06/15 C Kendrick Perkins Pectoral out 2-3 months
10/26/15 PG Norris Cole Ankle out indefinitely
10/26/15 F/G Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
10/26/15 G Tyreke Evans Knee expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix
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