Suns vs. Pelicans NBA Prediction
The Suns and Pelicans square off in New Orleans on Friday night in what should be a high-scoring game at 8:00 p.m. ET. That said, will these two combine to score enough to get over the 230.5-point total?
513 Phoenix Suns (-2.5) at 514 New Orleans Pelicans (+2.5); o/u 230.5
8:00 p.m. ET, Friday, February 19, 2021
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
Phoenix Suns DFS Notes
Chris Paul had a solid game vs. the Nets on Tuesday, scoring 29 points with four rebounds, seven assists and a steal in 35 minutes. CP3 knocked down 12-of-20 shots and 4-of-8 from deep, scoring 16 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter as the Suns blew a 24-point second-half lead. It was a terrible game for Phoenix but a good one for Paul who only scored 12 on Sunday and easily passed that tonight. He's already topped 25 points three times in February after only doing so twice in January and is producing top-20 numbers in 9-cat over the past two weeks.
New Orleans Pelicans DFS Notes
Zion Williamson hit 12-of-18 shots, a 3-pointer and 11-of-15 free throws for 36 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and just one turnover in Wednesday's tough loss to the Blazers. The 36 points tied his career high and it was nice to see the 3-pointer, the free throw hits and steals. The kid is a blast to watch, is becoming a solid fantasy player right before our eyes and has looked incredibly healthy all season. He's scored at least 31 points in three of his last four games, has two steals in each of his last two games, has hit a 3-pointer in two straight games and is carrying fantasy teams on his back right now. And he's only going to get better.
Suns vs. Pelicans Game Prediction
The over is 6-1 in the last seven meetings between these two teams and is 4-1 in their last five meetings in New Orleans. The over is also a perfect 5-0 in the Suns’ last five games versus a team with a losing record, is 4-1 in their last five games overall and is 4-1 in their last five road games when facing an opponent with a winning home record. On the other side, the over is 4-0 in the Pelicans’ last four games following a loss, is 11-1 in their last 12 home games and is 13-3 in their last 16 games playing on one day of rest.
NBA PREDICTION: SUNS/PELICANS OVER 230.5