New Orleans Pelicans at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 4/6/2018
Friday, April 6, 2018
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to Talking Stick Resort Arena to take on the Phoenix Suns on Friday, April 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has New Orleans as 10.5 point favorites.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 44-34. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.6 as they are averaging 111.3 points per game while giving up 110.7 per contest. The Suns have an overall mark of 20-59. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 103.7 points per contest and giving up 113.3, which is a point differential of -9.6.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 42-35-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 44-34-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 36-40-3 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 36-43-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out for season
04/04/18 G Ian Clark Ankle left last game, is "?" Friday vs Phoenix
01/27/18 F DeMarcus Cousins Achilles is out for season
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
04/05/18 G Devin Booker Hand is doubtful Friday vs New Orleans
04/03/18 G Elfrid Payton Knee is out indefinitely
03/31/18 F TJ Warren Knee is out indefinitely
03/22/18 C Tyson Chandler Neck is out indefinitely
01/31/18 G Isaiah Canaan Foot is out for season
Jrue Holiday comes into this game averaging 18.9 points per contest while playing 36.2 minutes per night so far this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Anthony Davis averages 28.1 points per contest in 36.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.3 assists per game and 11.1 rebounds per contest for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Devin Booker has scored 24.9 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per game this season for the Suns. He hauls in 4.5 rebounds per contest and has 4.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. T.J. Warren averages 19.6 points per game this year and he's on the court an average of 33 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.1 rebounds per game and 1.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 111.3 points per contest this year, which is 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.58 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 2nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They average 44.2 boards per contest and 26.4 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 9th with 15 per game. The Pelicans allow 110.7 points per contest which is 29th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.4 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 23.7 assists per game which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 22nd in the NBA with 103.7 points per contest this season. They are 28th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -9.61. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 30th in the league. They are 13th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.1 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 21.1. The Suns are 2nd in turnovers per contest with 15.8. The Suns give up 113.3 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense is surrendering a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 27th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 13th with 23.2 dimes allowed per game and 29th with 45.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Suns are 6th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per contest this year.
The Pelicans are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 108.6, and their offensive rating of 109.2 is ranked 17th. They are 1st in the NBA in pace with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 20th in the NBA. New Orleans is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 22nd in the NBA.
Phoenix is 5th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 8th in the league. The Suns are 30th in the NBA in offensive rating with 103.3, and their defensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 1st. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 30th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix +10.5
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