Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds, Lines, Picks & Predictions – NBA, Mar. 15

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BetMGM Betting @BETMGM Mar 15, 2022, 4:51 PM
  • The Suns (49-10) are -5.5 favorites vs. the Pelicans (23-36)
  • Total (Over/Under): 225.5 points
  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 8:00pm EDT
  • Watch the game on BSNO & BSAZ

The Phoenix Suns visit Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00pm EDT in New Orleans.

The Suns are betting favorites in this NBA matchup, with the spread sitting at -5.5 (-110).

So far this NBA season, the Suns are 36-32 against the spread, while the Pelicans are 33-34 against the spread.

The Suns vs Pelicans Over/Under is 225.5 total points for the game.


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Suns vs. Pelicans Odds, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Phoenix Suns-5.5 -110O 225.5 -110-225
New Orleans Pelicans +5.5 -110U 225.5 -110180

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

  • 36-32 against the Spread (+0.8 Units / 1.07% ROI)
  • 54-14 against the Moneyline (+25.25 Units / 9.74% ROI)
  • 35-33 against the Over for game total points (-1.35 Units / -1.8% ROI)
  • 33-35 against the Under for game total points (-5.5 Units / -7.36% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have covered the Moneyline in 53 of their last 64 games (+31.10 Units / 12% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have covered the 2H Moneyline in 46 of their last 64 games (+18.64 Units / 15% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have covered the 4Q Spread in 36 of their last 55 games (+16.26 Units / 27% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have covered the 1H Moneyline in 21 of their last 29 away games (+11.48 Units / 24% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have covered the 1Q Spread in 20 of their last 29 away games (+11.04 Units / 35% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have only covered the 1Q Game Total Over in 28 of their last 68 games (-13.34 Units / -18% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have only covered the 4Q Game Total Over in 13 of their last 35 games (-11.26 Units / -29% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have only covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 9 of their last 28 away games (-10.91 Units / -35% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have only covered the 1H Game Total Under in 14 of their last 37 games (-10.06 Units / -25% ROI)
  • The Phoenix Suns have only covered the 3Q Game Total Over in 30 of their last 65 games (-7.50 Units / -10% ROI)

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

  • 33-34 against the Spread (-4.45 Units / -5.95% ROI)
  • 28-40 against the Moneyline (-1.85 Units / -2.14% ROI)
  • 29-39 against the Over for game total points (-13.85 Units / -18.53% ROI)
  • 39-29 against the Under for game total points (+7.1 Units / 9.49% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 3Q Spread in 29 of their last 42 games (+14.73 Units / 32% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 3Q Game Total Over in 27 of their last 40 games (+13.74 Units / 31% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 1Q Game Total Under in 25 of their last 38 games (+10.60 Units / 25% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 2H Moneyline in 18 of their last 27 games (+10.46 Units / 32% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have covered the 1H Game Total Under in 40 of their last 68 games (+10.32 Units / 14% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 3Q Game Total Under in 12 of their last 40 games (-17.73 Units / -40% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 1Q Spread in 19 of their last 52 games (-17.12 Units / -30% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the Team Total Under in 18 of their last 49 games (-17.00 Units / -31% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 1H Game Total Over in 27 of their last 68 games (-16.75 Units / -22% ROI)
  • The New Orleans Pelicans have only covered the 2Q Game Total Over in 26 of their last 66 games (-16.63 Units / -23% 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 - Tuesday's Game, Mar. 15

  • Larry Nance Jr. (Pelicans): Nance Jr. had setback from recovering from his knee injury and will be re-evaluated, according to Jay Allen of Rip City Radio 620. There is no timetable for his return.
  • CJ McCollum (Pelicans): McCollum is listed as QUESTIONABLE for Tuesday's (Mar. 15) game.
  • 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.
  • Brandon Ingram (Pelicans): Ingram did not play in Sunday's game (Mar. 13) against the Rockets.
  • Dario Saric (Suns): The Suns announced that Sario has a torn ACL in his right knee.
  • Cameron Johnson (Suns): Johnson did not play in Sunday's (Mar. 13) game against the Lakers.
  • Frank Kaminsky (Suns): Kaminsky had surgery on his right knee and will be re-evaluated in eight weeks, according to Kellan Olson arizonasports.com.
  • Chris Paul (Suns): The Suns announced that Paul has a thumb fracture and will be re-evaluated in 6-8 weeks.

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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