Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Parlay 12/5/2019
Game: Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans
Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019
Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
TV: Fox Sports New Orleans
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans -2
Jrue Holiday and the New Orleans Pelicans (6-14, 5th in the Southwest Division) play the Phoenix Suns (9-10, 3rd in the Pacific Division) at Smoothie King Center on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Phoenix opens this game as 2 point underdogs. The O/U opens at 232.5.
The Suns are covering 57.9% of the time, having gone 11-8-0 ATS. New Orleans is covering 42.9% of the time, going 9-12-0 against the spread.
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/3/2019 Aron Baynes C Calf Expected to be out until at least Dec 5
12/3/2019 Ricky Rubio PG Hand Game Time Decision
12/2/2019 Cheick Diallo PF Illness Game Time Decision
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
12/3/2019 Kenrich Williams SG Ankle Game Time Decision
12/3/2019 Derrick Favors PF Personal Game Time Decision
12/3/2019 Zion Williamson SF Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 25
8/29/2019 Darius Miller SF Achilles Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
Kelly Oubre averages 17.8 points per contest in 31.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 5.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%. Devin Booker comes into this game averaging 24.4 points per contest while playing 35.6 minutes per night. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 95%.
Brandon Ingram averages 25.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes 4.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Jrue Holiday scores 19.3 points per contest while playing 36.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.9 rebounds per contest and has 6.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns allow 112.5 points per contest which is 18th in the NBA. They also surrender a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 18th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 13th, and they allow 24.6 assists per game which puts them in 20th place in the league. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in the NBA. Phoenix averages 114.4 points per contest, which is 6th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.0 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 10th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 42.2 boards per contest and 27.7 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans give up 118.8 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.2 dimes allowed per game and 21st with 46.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Pelicans are 21st in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per contest. New Orleans is 8th in the NBA with 113.7 points per contest this season. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -5.1. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 19th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.0 boards per contest and 12th in assists per game with 24.8. The Pelicans are 10th in turnovers per contest with 15.8.
The Suns are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 109.3, and their offensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 18th. They are 10th in the NBA in pace with 102.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 8th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Phoenix is 24th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA.
New Orleans is 12th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 5th in the league. The Pelicans are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.8, and their defensive rating of 113.7 is ranked 26th. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 104 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 10th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Orleans -2 and over 232.5 total points
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