Phoenix Suns at New Orleans Pelicans - 3/15/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Phoenix Suns at New Orleans Pelicans - 3/15/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Pelicans (28-40) vs Phoenix Suns (54-14)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)

Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans +4.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Pelicans meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center. The Phoenix Suns look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last 10 games.

The Phoenix Suns are averaging 114 points on 48.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 25.6 points and 5.1 rebounds, while Deandre Ayton is averaging 16.9 points and 10 rebounds. Mikal Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron Johnson is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game.

The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 108.2 points on 45.4 percent shooting and allowing 109.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting. CJ McCollum is averaging 27.1 points and 5.6 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 22.8 points and 5.7 rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Devonte’ Graham is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.

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The Suns are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 road games. The Pelicans are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 11-5 in Suns last 16 overall. The over is 4-1 in Pelicans last 5 overall. The Suns are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in New Orleans and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

This game is more important to the New Orleans Pelicans, and they have shown flashes here and there that make them worth a look in the home underdog role. The problem is nothing is consistent with the Pels, and they're going up against the best team in the league. The Phoenix Suns are winning their last five games by an average of 7.6 points, and they win on the road by an average of 7.1 points. This line feels soft. Give me the Suns.

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Randy’s Pick Phoenix Suns -4.5

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