Friday, November 4, 2016
Smoothie King Center
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, November 4, 2016. The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 1-4. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.6 as they are averaging 104.0 points per game while giving up 112.6 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 0-5. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.2 points per game and surrendering 106.6, good for a point differential of -8.4.
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Eric Bledsoe comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 35 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Brandon Knight averages 13.8 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.6 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 34% for the year while his free throw percentage is 95%.
Anthony Davis averages 31.6 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 12 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Tim Frazier averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 7.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Phoenix averages 104 points per contest this season which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 28th in the league. They average 56.8 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 28th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 15.6 per game. The Suns allow 112.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 57.4 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 15th place in the league. They force 16.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
New Orleans averages 98.2 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 26% which is good for 29th in the NBA. They average 51.2 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 12th with 14.2 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 60.4 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. The Pelicans force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 97.6 and a defensive rating of 105.7. In terms of pace they average 102.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 46%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 22% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Pelicans rating on offense is 94.8 and they have a defensive rating of 102.9. They get 101.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 45%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 50% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 12.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 3-2-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 3-2-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 1-4-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 3-2-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 PG Jrue Holiday Personal out indefinitely
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
10/22/16 G Tyreke Evans Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans
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