New Orleans Pelicans at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Phoenix Suns on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 4 point favorites.
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The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 10-8. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 108.6 points per game while giving up 109.2 per contest. The Suns have an overall mark of 7-12. They currently are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 107.8 points per contest and giving up 115.8, which is a point differential of -8.0.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 11-7-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 9-9-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 8-11-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 12-7-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
Demarcus Cousins comes into this contest averaging 26.4 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 13.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Jrue Holiday averages 14.4 points per game in 36.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.9 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
T.J. Warren averages 18.7 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Devin Booker averages 23 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 4.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 108.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -0.61 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 25.8 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 16.6 per game. The Pelicans allow 109.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 12th in the league with 107.8 points per game this year. They are 23rd in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -7.95. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 27th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 47.1 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 19.5. The Suns are 6th in turnovers per game with 16.6. The Suns surrender 115.8 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 21.6 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 47.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 5th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.5 per game this season.
The Pelicans are 12th in the league in defensive rating with 108.2, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 12th. They are 7th in the NBA in pace with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 15th in the NBA. New Orleans is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 13th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 13th in the league. The Suns are 25th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.2, and their defensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 103.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 27th. As a team they are 27th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans -4
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