New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 10/28/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Footprint Center is the location where the Phoenix Suns will go up against the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday.
The Pelicans faced off with the Mavericks and took home the win by a score of 113-111 in their last contest. New Orleans finished the game with a 57.9% field goal percentage (44 out of 76) and made 12 of their 27 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Pelicans knocked down 13 of their 18 shots for a rate of 72.2%. When talking about hauling in boards, they collected a total of 26 with 4 of them being offensive. They also distributed 25 assists for this game as well as forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Pertaining to defense, New Orleans allowed 50.0% from the field on 41 of 82 shooting. Dallas totaled 18 dimes and had 8 steals for this game. Additionally, Dallas collected 37 rebounds (11 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 3 blocks. Dallas ended up shooting 70.8% at the free throw line by burying 17 of 24 tries. They made 12 of their 39 attempts from distance. When discussing fouls, the Pelicans ended up finishing with 21 while the Mavericks finished the game with 16 fouls.
Trey Murphy III is someone who came through in the matchup. Murphy III ended up going 100.0% from the field and recorded 1 assist. He played for 36 mins played and also pulled down 5 boards. He ended up scoring 22 points on 8 out of 8 shooting.
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New Orleans comes into this matchup with a mark of 3-1 so far this year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 15.0 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 19.5 fouls per game. As a unit, New Orleans is snagging 46.3 boards per game and has accumulated 109 assists so far this year, which ranks 14th in basketball in terms of passing. The Pelicans are connecting on 39.2% on shots from distance (40 of 102) and 78.4% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 122.0 points per outing (3rd in the NBA) while hitting 49.9% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Pelicans are forcing 14.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 21.3 fouls. They are conceding 33.3% on three-point shots while they are 17th in basketball in points per game allowed (113.3). The Pelicans are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.9% (168 of 366) and they relinquish 39.3 boards per contest as a team. They currently rank 14th in the NBA in giving up assists to their opponents with 99 surrendered on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the court, the Suns walked away with a victory by a final of 134-105 against the Warriors. In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Phoenix permitted Golden State to grab 40 overall (10 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 28.6% from three-point range by shooting 10 out of 35 and ended up shooting 13 out of 17 at the free throw line (76.5%). The Suns permitted the Warriors to make 41 of their 91 tries from the field which had them shooting 45.1% for this contest. In all, the Suns shot 47 out of 92 from the field which had them shooting 51.1%. In regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Phoenix converted 12 out of 29 tries (41.4%). They were able to convert 28 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 82.4%. The Warriors were called for 28 personal fouls in the game which took the Suns to the free throw line for 34 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while getting 8 steals in this matchup. The Suns earned 34 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive boards totaling 48 in this matchup.
Devin Booker was important for the Suns for this contest. Booker earned 34 points in his 35 minutes of playing time and earned 7 dimes in this matchup. He knocked down 10 of 19 for this game for a rate of 52.6%, and totaled 2 rebounds.
Phoenix has a win-loss mark of 3-1 on the season. As an offensive team, the Suns are hitting on 47.5% from the field, which ranks 9th in the league. Phoenix has totaled 464 pts on the campaign (116.0 per game) and they grab 44.5 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 29.0 times per contest (5th in basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per game. The Suns are committing 23.8 fouls per game and they connect on 82.0% from the charity stripe.
The Phoenix defense concedes 32.8% on shots from distance (43 of 131) and their opponents are connecting on 73.8% of their free throw shots. They surrender 18.8 assists and 42.8 rebounds per game, which ranks them 2nd and 11th in the league. The Suns on the defensive end are ranked 3rd in basketball in points given up per game with 104.5. They have forced 16.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.8% from the floor (10th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Phoenix
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