Sunday, December 11, 2016
US Airways Center
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, December 11, 2016. The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 7-16. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.5 as they are averaging 101.7 points per game while giving up 105.1 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 7-16. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.3 points per game and surrendering 113.0, good for a point differential of -6.7.
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Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 31.4 points per game while playing 38.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 11.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Tim Frazier averages 10.3 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.3 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Eric Bledsoe averages 19.3 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Devin Booker averages 18.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
New Orleans averages 101.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 23rd. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 29th in the league. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 22.5 assists per game which ranks them 19th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 13.1 per game. The Pelicans allow 105.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 18th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.6 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Phoenix averages 106.3 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 53.7 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 24th with 16 per game. The Suns allow 113 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 25th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 54.7 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 22.7 assists per contest which puts them in 21st place in the league. The Suns force 16 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 101.6 and a defensive rating of 105.1. In terms of pace they average 97.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Suns rating on offense is 103.3 and they have a defensive rating of 109.9. They get 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 13.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 9-13-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 12-11-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 12-10-1 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 16-7-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/09/16 G E'Twaun Moore Toe is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. LA Clippers
12/09/16 PG Jrue Holiday Toe is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs. LA Clippers
12/09/16 G Langston Galloway Head probable Saturday vs. LA Clippers
12/09/16 G Tyreke Evans Calf out indefinitely
11/25/16 F Dante Cunningham Knee expected to miss 4-6 weeks
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Phoenix Suns Injuries
11/23/16 F TJ Warren Head out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix -3
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