Phoenix Suns at New Orleans Pelicans - 2/3/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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New Orleans Pelicans (7-12) vs Phoenix Suns (11-8)
Game Info: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 9:30 pm (Smoothie King Center)
Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans +2.5 -- Over/Under: 222.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Pelicans meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The Phoenix Suns look for a win after splitting their last 14 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 110.4 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 22.9 points and 3.9 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 16.6 points and 4.8 rebounds. Mikal Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Deandre Ayton is dishing 1.9 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 110.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 113.1 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 23.5 points and 7.6 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 23.4 points and 5.3 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe is the third double-digit scorer and Lonzo Ball is dishing 4.8 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 34 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game.
The Suns are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 road games and 19-8 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 8-3 in Suns last 11 road games. The over is 12-2 in Pelicans last 14 overall. The Suns are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New Orleans and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Neither of these teams have looked great the last couple of weeks, but it's fair to say the Phoenix Suns are playing the better basketball. The Suns also beat the Pelicans 111-86 when these teams met in late December. The New Orleans Pelicans are better than what they've shown up to this point, but they have to prove it eventually, and right now they lose by an average of 7.1 points in the underdog role. I'll lay the bucket with the more trustworthy team in the Suns.