Monday, February 6, 2017
Smoothie King Center
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday, February 6, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 4 point favorites.
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The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 16-35. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.0 as they are averaging 106.6 points per game while giving up 112.6 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall record of 19-32. They currently are 5th in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 103.2 points per game and surrendering 106.4, good for a point differential of -3.3.
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 21.2 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Eric Bledsoe averages 21.4 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Jrue Holiday averages 15.6 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year for the Pelicans. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 7.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Anthony Davis averages 27.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.2 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Phoenix averages 106.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per game which ranks them 11th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 15.6 per game. The Suns allow 112.6 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 28th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
New Orleans averages 103.2 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Pelicans rank 6th with 12.7 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 56.2 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 23.6 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Pelicans force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 106.4 and a defensive rating of 112.5. In terms of pace they average 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Pelicans rating on offense is 103.9 and they have a defensive rating of 107.2. They get 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shot attempts. New Orleans turns the ball over on 11.6 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.1 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 25-24-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 33-17-1 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 24-26-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 25-26-0 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
02/05/17 F Anthony Davis Hip probable Monday vs. Phoenix
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans -4
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