New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns Prediction, 4/26/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
Odds/Point Spread: New Orleans (+7)
Footprint Center is the location where the Phoenix Suns will take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday in Game 5 of their series. The series is tied 2-2. Phoenix opens this game as 7-point favorites. The total comes in at 216.
The Pelicans notched a win by a score of 118-103 in Game 4. New Orleans ended having earned a 47.1% field goal percentage (40 out of 85) and converted 6 out of their 24 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Pelicans made 32 of their 42 shots for a percentage of 76.2%. Regarding getting rebounds, they collected 48 with 19 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 20 assists in this game as well as forcing the other team into 3 turnovers and earning 8 steals. With regard to defense, New Orleans allowed their opponent to shoot 50.6% from the field on 43 of 85 shooting. Phoenix earned 39 dimes and had 33 steals for this contest. Furthermore, Phoenix collected 27 rebounds (12 offensive, 15 defensive) and added 3 rejections. Phoenix finished the game at 66.7% at the charity stripe by burying 10 of their 15 attempts. They converted 7 of their 27 shots from distance. In relation to personal fouls, the Pelicans finished with 16 while the Suns finished the game with 12 personal fouls.
Jonas Valanciunas is one guy who played a role for the game. Valanciunas went 60.0% from the field and also distributed 4 dimes. He played 33 mins and totaled 15 boards. He racked up 26 points on 9 out of 15 shooting.
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New Orleans steps onto the hardwood with a mark of 36-46 this season. They average 109.3 points per outing (21st in the league) while going 45.7% from the field. The Pelicans are hitting 33.2% on shots from 3-point land (873 of 2,629) and 78.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, New Orleans is pulling in 45.2 boards per contest and has accounted for 2,047 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 13th in basketball in terms of passing. They turn it over 14.1 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 19.7 fouls every game.
On the defensive end of the court, the Pelicans are able to force 14.2 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.5 fouls. They rank 15th in the NBA in giving up assists with 2,039 surrendered on the campaign. The Pelicans defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 47.1% (3,301 of 7,009) and they surrender 41.8 boards per contest as a unit. They are surrendering 36.5% from beyond the arc while they are 13th in basketball in points per game allowed (110.3).
In Game 4 the Suns collected 27 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 39 for this contest. They also turned it over 12 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. The Pelicans committed 8 personal fouls for this game which took the Suns to the charity stripe for a total of 15 tries. They were able to convert 10 of those for a percentage of 66.7%. Concerning three-point shots, Phoenix buried 7 out of 27 tries (25.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Suns went 43 out of 85 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.6%. The Suns permitted the Pelicans to bury 40 of 85 attempts from the field which had them at 47.1% in the game. They wrapped up this game 25.0% from beyond the arc by connecting on 6 of 24 and ended up going 32 out of 42 at the free throw line (76.2%). Concerning rebounds, Phoenix allowed New Orleans to collect 29 in total (19 on the offensive side).
Deandre Ayton was important for the Suns for the game. He buried 11 of 14 in this game for a rate of 78.6%, and added 8 rebounds. Ayton earned 23 points in his 33 mins on the court and accounted for 1 assist in this game.
Phoenix has a win-loss mark of 64-18 on the campaign. As an offense, the Suns are connecting on 48.5% from the floor, which ranks them 1st in the league. Phoenix has accounted for 9,416 points on the year (114.8 per game) and they pull in 45.3 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 27.4 times per contest (4th in the league) and they are turning it over 12.9 times per game. The Suns are committing 19.9 fouls every game and they shoot 79.7% from the charity stripe.
The Suns on the defensive end are ranked 8th in basketball in PPG given up with 107.3. They have forced 14.7 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.4% from the field (3rd in the league). The Phoenix defense gives up 34.0% on 3-pointers (953 of 2,805) and their opponents are knocking down 76.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 22.9 assists and 44.5 boards per contest, which ranks 3rd and 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New Orleans (+7)
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