New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns Expert NBA Picks 11/21/2019
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Location: Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix -6
Jrue Holiday and the New Orleans Pelicans (5-9, 5th in the Southwest Division) head to Talking Stick Resort Arena on Thursday where they'll meet the Phoenix Suns (7-6, 3rd in the Pacific Division). The line on this contest has Phoenix as 6 point favorites. The total is set at 233.
The Pelicans are covering the spread 50.0% of the time, having gone 7-7-0 ATS. Phoenix is covering 69.2% of the time, going 9-4-0 against the spread.
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/19/2019 Jahlil Okafor C Ankle Game Time Decision
11/19/2019 Josh Hart SG Knee Game Time Decision
11/19/2019 Lonzo Ball PG Hip Game Time Decision
11/19/2019 Derrick Favors PF Back Game Time Decision
10/21/2019 Zion Williamson SF Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 9
8/29/2019 Darius Miller SF Achilles Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
11/19/2019 Aron Baynes C Hip Game Time Decision
11/4/2019 Ty Jerome G Ankle Expected to be out until at least Nov 29
Jrue Holiday comes into this game averaging 17.6 points per contest while playing 35.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 7.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Brandon Ingram averages 25.4 points per contest in 32.4 minutes per game. He averages 4.0 assists per game and 7.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 52% for the season while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Devin Booker scores 25.4 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.2 rebounds per contest and has 5.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 94%. Kelly Oubre averages 17.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.7 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 115.6 points per contest, which is 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 13th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 4th in the NBA. They average 45.9 boards per contest and 26.1 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 5th with 17.1 per game. The Pelicans allow 118.9 points per contest, which is 29th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 23rd and 25th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.5 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 25.1 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 17.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 6th in the NBA with 115.0 points per contest this season. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 4.62. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.2 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 27.9. The Suns are 16th in turnovers per contest with 15.5. The Suns give up 110.4 points per game, which ranks them 16th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 19th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 15th with 23.9 dimes allowed per game and 11th with 44.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Suns are 28th in the league in forcing turnovers with 18.0 per contest this year.
The Pelicans are 11th in the league in defensive rating with 112.1, and their offensive rating of 109.1 is ranked 24th. They are 5th in the NBA in pace with 105.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 9th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 4th in the NBA. New Orleans is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 14th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 16th in the league. The Suns are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.2, and their defensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 103.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 3rd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take New Orleans +6
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