Suns vs. Pelicans Game 6 Prediction
The Suns and Pelicans will move back to New Orleans for Game 6 on Thursday night, as Phoenix will look to close out the series at 7:30 p.m. ET. The last time the Suns played at Smoothie King Center, they were hammered by a ramped-up Pelicans team. Will New Orleans cash again as a home dog?
563 Phoenix Suns (-3) at 564 New Orleans Pelicans (+3); o/u 214
7:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 28, 2022
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
Phoenix Suns DFS Notes
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Suns All-Star Devin Booker (right hamstring strain) is progressing towards a return, potentially as soon as Game 6 or 7 of the Suns’ first round series against the Pelicans. If Booker actually plays in Game 6 on Thursday, he’ll completely destroy his original 2-to-3 week timeline set on April 21, but Woj went on to say that he’s expected to initially be listed as out for that one. If Booker isn’t ready by tomorrow and the Pelicans do tie things up and force a Game 7, having Booker back in a win-or-go-home game would be a massive luxury for the best regular season team in the league. It’s a very positive development, but nothing is set in stone, so be sure to check back on Booker’s final status before tomorrow’s 7:30pm EST tip-off.
New Orleans Pelicans DFS Notes
Brandon Ingram had two fingers on his right hand taped after Tuesday’s game but says he’ll be fine. Ingram suffered the injury during Tuesday’s game and it appears that they’re just jammed. Consider him questionable for Thursday’s Game 6. Ingram hit 7-of-19 shots, a 3-pointer and 7-of-11 free throws for 22 points, five rebounds, five assists and a steal in a 112-97 loss to the Wolves and should be considered probable for Thursday’s Game 6 in New Orleans.
Suns vs. Pelicans Game 6 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
The over is 13-3 in the last 16 meetings between these two teams at Smoothie King Center and is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings overall. The over is also 8-2 in the Suns’ last 10 playoff games as a favorite, is 11-4 in their last 15 games versus an opponent with a losing record and has cashed in six of their last eight games as a road favorite. The over is also 7-3 in the Pelicans’ last 10 home games, is 5-2 in their last seven Conference Quarterfinals games and is a perfect 5-0 in their last five games as a home dog.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: SUNS/PELICANS OVER 214