Phoenix Suns at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Picks & Predictions 11/10/2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Smoothie King Center
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 11 point favorites.
The Suns have a record of 2-9. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -12.6 as they average 101.4 points per game while giving up 114.0 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 5-6. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They total 117.5 points per contest and give up 118.6, which is a point differential of -1.1.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 5-6-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 5-6-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 4-7-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 6-4-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/05/18 PG Elfrid Payton Ankle is out indefinitely
10/11/18 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 26.5 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. T.J. Warren averages 15.1 points per game in 25.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Nikola Mirotic averages 20.6 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 11.7 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Anthony Davis averages 24.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.0 rebounds per contest and 4.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 101.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -12.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 42.2 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 18.2 per game. The Suns allow 114.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.7 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 26.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans is 4th in the league with 117.5 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 16th in the NBA. They are 8th in the league in rebounding with 47.1 boards per game, and 3rd in assists per contest with 26.7. The Pelicans are 11th in turnovers per game with 14.8. The Pelicans surrender 118.6 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 26.1 assists allowed per contest and 11th with 43.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans were 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game last season.
The Suns are 30th in the league in defensive rating with 113.9, and their offensive rating of 101.2 is ranked 27th. They are 21st in the NBA in pace with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 18th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA. Phoenix is 1st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
New Orleans is 15th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 7th in the league. The Pelicans are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.1, and their defensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 3rd in the league with 104.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix +11
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