Monday, February 13, 2017
US Airways Center
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to US Airways Center to take on the Phoenix Suns on Monday, February 13, 2017. The opening line for this game has Phoenix as 3.5 point favorites.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 21-33. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -3.3 as they are averaging 103.5 points per game while giving up 106.8 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 17-38. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 106.4 points per game and surrendering 112.7, good for a point differential of -6.3.
Anthony Davis comes into this game averaging 27.9 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per night so far this year for the Pelicans. He pulls down 12.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Jrue Holiday averages 16.2 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.4 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Eric Bledsoe averages 21.2 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 6.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Devin Booker averages 21.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
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New Orleans averages 103.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -3.31 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 22.7 assists per game which ranks them 9th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 25th with 12.9 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 9th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 48.7 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the league.
Phoenix averages 106.4 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -6.27 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 25th in the NBA. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 18.5 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 3rd with 15.6 per game. The Suns allow 112.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 27th and 30th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Suns force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 104.3 and a defensive rating of 107.6. In terms of pace they average 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions and they force 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Suns rating on offense is 106.2 and they have a defensive rating of 112.5. They get 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Phoenix turns the ball over on 13.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 25-28-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 27-27-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 27-26-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 34-20-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
02/12/17 G E'Twaun Moore Personal is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs. Sacramento
02/12/17 G Tyreke Evans Ankle is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Sacramento
02/11/17 C Alexis Ajinca Personal "?" Sunday vs. Sacramento
02/11/17 F Terrence Jones Thumb "?" Sunday vs. Sacramento
Phoenix Suns Injuries
02/12/17 C Tyson Chandler Ankle "?" Monday vs. New Orleans
02/08/17 F Dragan Bender Ankle out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix -3.5
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