New Orleans Pelicans at Phoenix Suns Basketball Betting Tips 4/5/2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
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, April 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 1 point favorites.
The Pelicans have a record of 32-47. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of -1.2 as they average 115.2 points per game while giving up 116.5 per contest. The Suns have an overall mark of 18-61. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They total 107.1 points per contest and give up 116.3, which is a point differential of -9.2.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 36-42-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 42-36-0 against the over/under
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 35-44-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 35-44-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
04/03/19 F Anthony Davis Back is questionable Friday vs Phoenix
03/29/19 SF Darius Miller Thigh is out indefinitely
03/07/19 G E'Twaun Moore Quad is out indefinitely
03/07/19 PG Jrue Holiday Abdominal is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
04/03/19 C DeAndre Ayton Ankle is questionable Friday vs New Orleans
04/03/19 G Devin Booker Ankle left last game, is questionable Friday vs New Orleans
04/03/19 G Tyler Johnson Knee is questionable Wednesday vs Utah
03/21/19 SF Kelly Oubre Jr. Thumb is out for season
01/24/19 SF TJ Warren Ankle is out indefinitely
Anthony Davis averages 25.9 points per game in 33.0 minutes per contest. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 12.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Julius Randle comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 8.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Josh Jackson averages 11.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 24.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Mikal Bridges averages 8.2 points per game while playing 29.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 116.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 19th, and they give up 26.5 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 15th in the league. New Orleans averages 115.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 47.2 rebounds per game and 27.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 5th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 7th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrender 116.3 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest, and 26th with 46.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game. Phoenix is 24th in the league with 107.1 points per game this year. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -9.2. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 40.3 boards per game and 18th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Suns are 2nd in turnovers per game with 15.8.
The Pelicans are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.2, and their defensive rating of 112.4 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 2nd in the league with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 12th. As a team they are 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. New Orleans is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league.
Phoenix is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the league. The Suns are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.6, and their defensive rating of 114.7 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New Orleans -1
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