Pelicans vs. Suns Pick
Are the points going to pile up tonight at 10PM ET when the New Orleans Pelicans play at the Phoenix Suns?
511 New Orleans Pelicans at 512 Phoenix Suns, 10PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Pelicans are an 11-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 220 points.
New Orleans opened as a 10.5-point favorite, while the total has stayed put at 220 points. The spread is at -10.5 or -11 depending where you look, while the total is at 220 almost everywhere but can also be found at 220.5.
As of Friday afternoon, 63 percent of public bets are coming in on the visiting Pelicans. Online wager info also shows that 54 percent of bets are siding with the over.
INJURY TO WATCH
New Orleans shooting guard Ian Clark (ankle) is out indefinitely. Center Alexis Ajinca (knee), center DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) and point guard Frank Jackson (foot) are out for the season. For the Suns, small forwardJared Dudley (ankle) is questionable to play tonight. shooting guard Troy Daniels (ankle) is doubtful. Power forward Alan Williams (knee) has been ruled out. Point guard Elfrid Payton (knee), shooting guard Devin Booker (hand), small forward TJ Warren (knee) and center Tyson Chandler (neck) are all out indefinitely. Point guard Brandon Knight (knee) is out for the season.
The Pelicans are now positioned seventh in the Western Conference playoff race as they fight with several teams to avoid being left out of the picture entirely. The schedule is kind to New Orleans tonight as they face the NBA-worst Suns, who are without a number of key players. Both teams are poor defensively and even though New Orleans has been playing lower-scoring games than usual lately, this one is the right formula for a shootout. It also helps us as this total is lower than it would be a few weeks ago. Go with the over here.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: PELICANS/SUNS OVER 220.5