Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Apr. 28

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Apr 28, 2022, 4:30 PM
  • The Suns are -2.5 favorites vs. the Pelicans
  • Total (Over/Under): 214.5 points
  • Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 7:30pm EDT
  • Watch the game on BSNO & BSAZ

The Phoenix Suns visit Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Thursday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30pm EDT in New Orleans.

The Suns are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -2.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Suns are 47-40 against the spread, while the Pelicans are 45-43 against the spread.

The Suns vs Pelicans Over/Under is 214.5 total points for the game.


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Suns vs. Pelicans Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

  Spread Over / Under Moneyline
Phoenix Suns -2.5 -110 O 214.5 -110 -135
New Orleans Pelicans +2.5 -110 U 214.5 -110 115

Against the spread this NBA season, the Suns have gone:

  • 47-40 against the Spread (+2.95 Units / 3.08% ROI)
  • 67-20 against the Moneyline (+10.65 Units / 3.29% ROI)
  • 44-43 against the Over for game total points (-3.35 Units / -3.5% ROI)
  • 43-44 against the Under for game total points (-5.4 Units / -5.65% ROI)

 

  • The Phoenix Suns have covered the 4Q Spread in 49 of their last 74 games (+23.76 Units / 29% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have hit the 2H Moneyline in 59 of their last 83 games (+20.10 Units / 13% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have hit the Moneyline in 66 of their last 83 games (+16.50 Units / 5% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have hit the Team Total Under in 11 of their last 13 games (+8.75 Units / 60% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have hit the 4Q Game Total Over in 25 of their last 40 away games (+8.49 Units / 19% ROI)

 

 

  • The Phoenix Suns have only hit the 1Q Game Total Over in 36 of their last 87 games (-16.34 Units / -17% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have only hit the 4Q Game Total Under in 37 of their last 86 games (-15.63 Units / -17% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have only hit the Team Total Over in 25 of their last 58 games (-13.84 Units / -20% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have only hit the 3Q Game Total Over in 36 of their last 84 games (-13.70 Units / -15% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have only hit the 1H Game Total Over in 15 of their last 40 away games (-11.32 Units / -26% ROI)

 

Against the spread this NBA season, the Pelicans have gone:

  • 45-43 against the Spread (-2.4 Units / -2.45% ROI)
  • 40-49 against the Moneyline (+4.05 Units / 2.9% ROI)
  • 37-52 against the Over for game total points (-20.15 Units / -20.59% ROI)
  • 52-37 against the Under for game total points (+11.3 Units / 11.54% ROI)

 

  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 3Q Spread in 44 of their last 63 games (+23.07 Units / 33% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have hit the 1Q Game Total Under in 39 of their last 59 games (+16.79 Units / 26% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have hit the Moneyline in 37 of their last 70 games (+15.90 Units / 13% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have hit the 3Q Game Total Over in 39 of their last 61 games (+15.79 Units / 24% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have hit the 2H Moneyline in 30 of their last 48 games (+13.78 Units / 22% ROI)

 

 

  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only hit the 1Q Game Total Over in 20 of their last 59 games (-22.60 Units / -35% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only hit the 1H Moneyline in 25 of their last 66 games (-22.30 Units / -25% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only hit the 3Q Game Total Under in 21 of their last 61 games (-21.93 Units / -33% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only hit the 1H Game Total Over in 36 of their last 89 games (-20.80 Units / -21% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only hit the Game Total Over in 37 of their last 89 games (-20.15 Units / -21% ROI)

 

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Phoenix Suns: Keys to the Game vs. the New Orleans Pelicans

The Suns are 33-9 (.786) when allowing 12 or more offensive rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: .508

The Suns are 20-3 (.870) when allowing 12 or more offensive rebounds this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: .514

The Suns are 35-2 (.946) when scoring 110 or more points this season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: .726

The Suns were 29-8 (.784) when they win the turnover margin last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: .552

New Orleans Pelicans: Keys to the Game vs. the Phoenix Suns

The Pelicans are 6-28 (.176) when losing the rebounding margin since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .297

The Pelicans were 6-17 (.261) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points last season — 2nd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .553

The Pelicans are 12-31 (.279) when allowing fewer than 10 second chance points since the start of the 2020-21 season — 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .540

The Pelicans are 14-32 (.304) when allowing fewer than 8 offense rebounds since the start of the 2020-21 season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: .493

Injury Report: Pelicans vs. Suns - Thursday's Game, Apr. 28

 

  • Kira Lewis Jr. (Pelicans): The Pelicans announced that Lewis Jr. suffered a torn ACL and a grade 2 MCL sprain.
  • Zion Williamson (Pelicans): Williamson is cleared to progress in basketball activities, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

 

 

  • Dario Saric (Suns): The Suns announced that Sario has a torn ACL in his right knee.
  • Devin Booker (Suns): The Suns announced that there's no timetable for Booker's return from a mild right hamstring strain.

 

 

Phoenix Suns Offensive Stats & Trends

The Suns averaged 0.57 points per possession (8,300 points/15,190 possessions) last season — tied for best among NBA teams; League Avg: 0.54

The Suns had an assist to turnover ratio of 2.2 (1,939 assists/ 864 TOs) last season — tied for best among NBA teams; League Avg: 1.9

The Suns have averaged 0.54 points per possession (4,839 points/9,461 possessions) this season — tied for 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 0.52

The Suns are shooting 48% (4,946/10,198) since the start of the 2020-21 season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 46%

New Orleans Pelicans Offensive Stats & Trends

The Pelicans had 26.1 free throw attempts per game last season — 2nd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 21.8

The Pelicans averaged 11.7 offensive rebounds per game (845 rebounds/72 games) last season — best among NBA teams; League Avg: 9.8

The Pelicans averaged 29% free throw attempts for every field goal attempt (1,878 free throw attempts/6,412 field goal attempts) last season — tied for highest among NBA teams; League Avg: 25%

The Pelicans have an eFG% of 50% this season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 52%

Phoenix Suns Defensive Stats & Trends

The Suns have averaged 36.0 defensive rebounds per game (1,546 rebounds/43 games) this season — 4th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Suns have 371 steals this season — 6th most among NBA teams

The Suns have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (180 blocks/43 games) this season — 5th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8

The Suns have averaged 4.3 blocks per game (249 blocks/58 games) at home since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 5.0

New Orleans Pelicans Defensive Stats & Trends

The Pelicans averaged 35.7 defensive rebounds per game (2,568 rebounds/72 games) last season — tied for 3rd best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.4

The Pelicans have averaged 4.2 blocks per game (493 blocks/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 3rd lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.9

The Pelicans have averaged 35.1 defensive rebounds per game (4,074 rebounds/116 games) since the start of the 2020-21 season — tied for 5th best among NBA teams; League Avg: 34.3

The Pelicans have averaged 4.0 blocks per game (178 blocks/44 games) this season — 4th lowest among NBA teams; League Avg: 4.8


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