Phoenix Suns at New Orleans Pelicans Basketball Betting Tips 3/16/2019
Saturday, March 16, 2019
Smoothie King Center
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Smoothie King Center to play the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has New Orleans as 1 point favorites.
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The Suns have a record of 16-53. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -9.1 as they average 106.8 points per game while giving up 115.9 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 30-40. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They total 115.6 points per contest and give up 115.6, which is a point differential of 0.0.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 31-38-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 30-39-0 against the over/under
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 34-35-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 37-32-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
03/15/19 G Tyler Johnson Knee is questionable Friday vs Houston
01/24/19 SF TJ Warren Ankle is out indefinitely
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
03/07/19 G E'Twaun Moore Quad is out indefinitely
03/07/19 PG Jrue Holiday Abdominal is out indefinitely
Deandre Ayton averages 16.3 points per game in 31.0 minutes per contest. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 10.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 58% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%. Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 25.1 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Julius Randle averages 20.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Anthony Davis averages 26.5 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 12.2 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns allow 115.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 29th and 27th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.7 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 26.0 assists per contest which puts them in 28th place in the league. They force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league. Phoenix averages 106.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -9.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 40.2 rebounds per game and 23.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 30th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans surrender 115.6 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 26.5 assists allowed per contest, and 18th with 45.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pelicans are 10th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. New Orleans is 3rd in the league with 115.6 points per game this year. They are 5th in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 47.1 boards per game and 4th in assists per contest with 26.9. The Pelicans are 10th in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Suns are 27th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 114.3 is ranked 29th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 24th. As a team they are 22nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 21st in the league. Phoenix is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 2nd in the league.
New Orleans is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league. The Pelicans are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.1, and their defensive rating of 112.1 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 103.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 11th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix +1
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