New Orleans Pelicans at Phoenix Suns - 4/17/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Phoenix Suns (64-18) vs New Orleans Pelicans (38-46)

Game Info: Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Footprint Center)

Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -10.5 -- Over/Under: 225 Click Here for the Latest Odds

Where to Watch: TNT Stream live sports and exclusive originals on ESPN+. Sign up now! Advertisement

The New Orleans Pelicans and Phoenix Suns meet Sunday in Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs at the Footprint Center. The New Orleans Pelicans look for another win after beating the Spurs and Clippers in the play-in games. The Phoenix Suns enter the playoffs, splitting their last eight games.

The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 109.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 110.3 points on 47.1 percent shooting. CJ McCollum is averaging 24.3 points and 4.5 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 22.7 points and 5.8 rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Devonte’ Graham is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.

The Phoenix Suns are averaging 114.8 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 26.8 points and 5 rebounds, while Deandre Ayton is averaging 17.2 points and 10.2 rebounds. Chris Paul is the third double-digit scorer and Mikal Bridges is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.

See which Cappers are CASHING IN.. Click Here to see the HOTTEST CAPPERS!!!!

The Pelicans are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games as a road underdog and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Suns are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Sunday games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 9-4 in Pelicans last 13 overall. The under is 5-0 in Suns last 5 overall. The Pelicans are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Phoenix and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Phoenix Suns are clearly the better team here and should be big favorites based on reputation and home court. However, the Suns were just 8-11 against the spread as a double-digit favorite, and they're 19-22 against the spread at home. The New Orleans Pelicans are playing their best ball of the season, they should be confident after what they did in the play-in games, and they've covered 13 of their last 18 road games. The Pelicans lose in the underdog role by an average of just 4.6 points. It feels like we're stealing an extra bucket or two. I'll take a shot with the road dog.

Risk Free Bets, Free Bets and Deposit Bonuses CLICK HERE!!!!

Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans +10.5

Get Premium Picks Start Winning Now »
The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

Mitch's Take...

Free NFL Parlay For Today 12/4/22 Week 13 NFL Pick & Prediction Football Betting Tips

Credit Guaranteed Packages

Packages with Credit Guarantees automatically give you a credit if the package does not turn a profit—the sum of betting all individual picks. THESE ARE NOT PARLAYS UNLESS OTHERWISE CLEARLY STATED. If a credit guaranteed package does not profit, a credit for its full purchase price is automatically issued after picks are graded and verified.

For example, if you purchase a $39.95 package that doesn’t profit, you’ll get a $39.95 credit towards any future purchase(s) on our site. Credits are usually issued within hours of a game’s conclusion, so please allow a few hours for final verification.

To use your credits, log in to your account and add another package or pass to your cart. Credits will automatically reduce what you owe. Any remaining balance will be settled through our payment system, with any leftover credits available future purchases. Credits do not expire.