Pelicans vs. Suns Prediction

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Phoenix Suns, 11/21/19 Prediction & Odds

The Phoenix Suns will look to stay above .500 on the season tonight when they host the New Orleans Pelicans. Can Phoenix take care of business at home and make bettors happy?

Game Snapshot

525 New Orleans Pelicans at 526 Phoenix Suns

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Talking Stick Resort Arena at 10:40PM ET

TV: TNT

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Suns are listed as a 4.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 233.5 points. As of Thursday afternoon, 65 percent of public bets are being placed on host Phoenix. Check out our NBA Public Betting Page for the latest updates.

Pelicans race past Blazers

New Orleans picked up a 115-104 home win Tuesday night over Portland to improve to 5-9 overall and 4-4 at home. The Pelicans trailed 54-53 at halftime before outscoring the Trail Blazers 35-25 in the third quarter to take control. Jrue Holiday paced New Orleans with 22 points on 10-of-18 shooting including 1-of-4 from 3-point distance plus 1-of-1 at the free throw line. He also contributed 10 assists and five rebounds. Brandon Ingram tallied 21 points, seven boards, five dimes and two steals in his first game back from injury. J.J. Redick had 18 points, five caroms and two assists. Nicolo Melli registered 14 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals off the bench. E'Twaun Moore added 11 points and four board as a reserve.

Suns fall at Kings

Phoenix lost by a count of 120-116 Tuesday night at Sacramento to fall to 7-6 overall and 2-2 on the road. The Suns trailed 62-45 at halftime en route to the defeat. Devin Booker led Phoenix with 30 points on 10-of-20 shooting including 3-of-6 from 3-point range plus 7-of-8 at the charity stripe. He also accounted for eight assists, five rebounds and two steals. Kelly Oubre Jr. had 20 points, eight boards, five steals and two assists. Mikal Bridges recorded 20 points, five caroms and two steals off the bench. Cameron Johnson registered 18 points, four rebounds and two assists as a reserve. Frank Kaminsky added 17 points and four rebounds.

NBA Betting Trends

New Orleans

The Pelicans are 4-0 ATS in their last four games versus the Western Conference. New Orleans is 5-1 ATS in its last six games overall.

Phoenix

The Suns are 6-2 ATS in their last eight games versus the Western Conference. Phoenix is 1-4 ATS in its last five Thursday games.

Prediction:

The Suns have benefited from a home-happy schedule, but are perhaps starting to regress to where people expected them to be. The Pelicans are getting healthier by the minute and are close to getting Lonzo Ball back, perhaps as soon as tonight. I think New Orleans gives Phoenix a good game here and puts the pace to its liking, leading to plenty of points and a game that goes down to the wire. Go with the Pelicans.

 

NBA DAILY PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS +4.5

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