Phoenix Suns at New Orleans Pelicans - 2/19/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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New Orleans Pelicans (12-16) vs Phoenix Suns (17-10)
Game Info: Friday, February 19, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans +1.5 -- Over/Under: 228.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Pelicans meet Friday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center.
The Phoenix Suns look for a win after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 111.3 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 108 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.5 points and 4.3 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 16.7 points and 4.7 rebounds. Mikal Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Deandre Ayton is dishing 1.8 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 83.5 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after losing four of their last five games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 114.6 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 47 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 24.4 points and 6.8 rebounds while Brandon Ingram is averaging 24 points and 5.4 rebounds. Lonzo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Bledsoe is dishing 3.6 assists. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.3 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 39.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.3 rebounds per game.
The Suns are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 road games and 25-10 ATS in their last 35 games overall. The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Suns last 5 overall. The over is 20-6 in Pelicans last 26 overall. The over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
The Phoenix Suns have not only been the most profitable team dating back to the NBA bubble, but they're winning their last five games by an average of 6.2 points while shooting 52.8 percent from the field. The New Orleans Pelicans continue to be one of the more disappointing teams in the league, and it doesn't help that they're 12-16 against the spread. You can make a strong argument this line should be a lot steeper than it is. I'll gladly lay the small chalk with the Suns.