NBA PLAYOFFS: PHOENIX SUNS VS NEW ORLEANS PELICANS ODDS AND PICKS
The Phoenix Suns (65-17) must find ways to win without All-Star guard Devin Booker as they visit the Pelicans (37-45) in Game 3 of their Western Conference first round playoff series at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Friday. In today’s game, the Suns barely made out as 2-point favorites against the Pelicans. See more predictions in the Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans odds and picks in FBR’s NBA Predictions series.
BEST ODDS TO BET ON:
- Underdogs: Pelicans +2 (-110)
- Suns vs Pelicans Over/Under: 216 points
The Pelicans (44-41-1 ATS) are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division and are 8-4 SU in their last 12. The total has gone OVER in 10 of New orleans’ last 14 matches against Phoenix, even as the Pelicans are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 contests played in April.
The Suns (45-39 ATS) went 12-5 SU in their last 17 matches but are just 3-6 ATS in their last nine, even as the total has gone UNDER in six of Phoenix’s last seven games. Phoenix will have to snatch a road win without Booker, who is averaging 26.8 points per game, as he is out with a hamstring injury he sustained in Game 2.
New Orleans stole Game 2 with a 125-114 victory in Game 2 as the series went to Louisiana and the No.8 seeds looked good to grab a 2-1 lead. CJ McCollum, who averages 24.3 points and 5.8 assists per game, is expected to lead the way along with Brandon Ingram (22.7 ppg, 5.8 rpg) and Jonas Valanciunas (17.8 ppg, 11.4 rpg) for the Pelicans.
Final Predictions and Picks:
- Spread — 114 Phoenix Suns – 106 New Orleans Pelicans
- Over/Under — OVER 216 points
A look at last time’s predictions:
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