In this battle between two of the three worse teams currently in the West, the last Phoenix Suns (12-50), who ended a huge losing streak and want to continue on the winning ways, are hosting the third-worse New Orleans Pelicans (27-36), who on the other hand are looking to end a small losing streak of their own.
Date/Time: 03-01-2019, 21:00 EDT
Spread: Phoenix Suns +5.5
Phoenix Suns have a 12-50 record (26-36 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the last place of the West. In their last game they snapped a 17-game losing streak by winning on the road against the Heat with a 124-121 score, beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Devin Booker with 24.6 ppg, adding 4 boards and a team high 6.7 dimes per game. He is followed by TJ Warren with 18 ppg and 4 boards per game he is out with an injury.
New Orleans Pelicans have a 27-36 record (30-32-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the third to last place of the West. They have lost three of their last four matches and in their last game they lost on the road against the Lakers with a 119-125 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Anthony Davis with 27.5 ppg, adding 4.1 dimes and a team high 12.5 boards per game. He is followed by Jrue Holiday with 21 ppg, 5.1 boards and a team high 7.9 dimes per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season the Pelicans won at home with a 119-109 score. Suns have a 7-22 home record, while the Pelicans are 9-24 on the road. Pelicans are better both offensively, scoring 115.7 ppg to Suns’ 106.2 and defensively, allowing 115.1 ppg to Suns’ 116.2. They also have better percentages both in field goals (47.7% to 45.7%) and in 3-pointers (34.2% to 32.8%). Pelicans are better in boards grabbed (47.1 to 40.1), in turnovers committed (14 to 15.4) and in dimes made (26.9 to 24.1). Pelicans are the favorite in this one and Vegas odds give them a -5.5 spread and expect them to beat the odds against one of the weakest teams in the league so far.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns Prediction: New Orleans Pelicans -5.5 (-111)
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