Suns vs. Pelicans NBA Prediction
The total for Tuesday night’s Suns-Pelicans game is sitting at 219 points. Is that too high for this matchup or will both teams combine for enough offense tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET?
527 Phoenix Suns (-8) at 528 New Orleans Pelicans (+8); o/u 219
8:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
Phoenix Suns DFS Notes
Deandre Ayton and Jae Crowder will remain on the inactive list for Tuesday's game in New Orleans. JaVale McGee will also remain in quarantine for Tuesday's game, so Jalen Smith will make for a quality streamer tomorrow night. Ayton entered the health & safety protocols on Dec. 27, so he should be on the cusp of clearing quarantine, but then he might need a few practices to build back up his conditioning. He's a risky guy to deploy in weekly settings this week.
New Orleans Pelicans DFS Notes
Brandon Ingram ended with 10 points, seven assists, four rebounds and a block across 31 minutes in his return to the lineup Monday against Utah. BI shot just 3-of-18 from the floor in his return to the lineup following a two-game absence. He's been dealing with an Achilles injury, and it's possible that injury affected his play Monday. Fantasy managers should keep a close eye on his status tomorrow as New Orleans plays the second of a back-to-back set against Phoenix.
Suns vs. Pelicans NBA Betting Prediction
The over has cashed in seven of the last nine meetings between these two teams and is 4-0 in the last four meetings between these two teams at Smoothie King Center. The over is also 6-1 in the Suns’ last seven games versus a team with a losing record and is 10-3 in their last 13 games playing on one day of rest. On the other side, the over has cashed in four straight Pelicans’ games, is 5-2 in their last seven home games and is 4-1 in their last five games versus a team with a winning record.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: SUNS/PELICANS OVER 219