Pelicans vs. Suns Game 5 Prediction
The Pelicans evened their best-of-seven series with the Suns on Sunday night with a dominating win in New Orleans but will Phoenix re-take a one-game lead in this NBA Playoffs Conference Quarterfinals series at 10:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday?
543 New Orleans Pelicans (+6.5) at 544 Phoenix Suns (-6.5); o/u 215.5
10:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Venue: Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ
New Orleans Pelicans DFS Notes
C.J. McCollum scored 30 points to go with seven assists, four rebounds, four triples, two steals, and one block but the Pelicans lost to the Suns 114-111 at home on Friday night. McCollum wasn’t super efficient to start this one, but he was able to make the stat line look prettier as the game went on. He shot 11-of-23 from the floor and just 4-of-11 from deep, and he even struggled from the foul line going 4-of-8. He shot 36.0% and 38.9% from the floor in games 1 and 2, so he is yet to have an efficient floor game in this series. We will see if he can change that on Sunday night for Game 4 in New Orleans.
Phoenix Suns DFS Notes
Deandre Ayton produced 23 points, eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one turnover across 33 minutes in Sunday’s Game 4 loss to the Pelicans. Ayton was Uber-efficient tonight, converting 11 of his 14 shots, and he again finished as Phoenix’s leading scorer. Unfortunately, his all-star point guard didn’t really show up, with Chris Paul scoring just four points on 2-of-8 shooting (0-of-3 from 3) to go with three rebounds, 11 assists, two steals and three turnovers in 35 minutes in the 15-point loss.
Pelicans vs. Suns Game 5 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
The Pelicans are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games versus the Suns despite covering as a home dog on Sunday night. They’re also 1-4 against the number in their last five games overall, are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games as an underdog and are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS win. On the other side, the Suns are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games when their opponent scored 100 points or more in its previous game and is 15-7 ATS in their last seven Conference Quarterfinals games.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: PHOENIX SUNS -6.5