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New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns 11/21/2019 Odds Picks and Previews

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns 11-21-2019 Odds Picks and Previews

New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns 11/21/2019 – The New Orleans Pelicans will be gunning for their third consecutive win and fourth in their last five games on Thursday, as they go head-to-head with the Phoenix Suns at the Talking Stick Arena. The Suns will still come in as 4.5-point home favorites, but the narrow NBA spreads only indicates that online bookmakers are beginning to respect the caliber of this Pelican team.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns 11/21/2019

When: November 21, 2019 10:30 PM ET
Where: Talking Stick Arena, Phoenix, Arizona
TV: TNT
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns 11/21/2019 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
New Orleans Pelicans +6 (-110) 233 o (-110) +178

Phoenix Suns
-6 (-110) 233 u (-110) -222
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New Orleans Pelicans Betting

After a rough start, the Pelicans are starting to play to their potential sans Zion Williamson and some of their key players. Tuesday’s 115-104 win over the Portland Trail Blazers showed to everybody that New Orleans has the firepower and at the same time the defensive chops to beat an underachieving but still pretty solid Blazers team. Jrue Holiday, who has been the stabilizing presence during the four-game stretch, recorded a game-high 22 points with 10 assists while Brandon Ingram returned from a four-game layoff and contributed 21 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists.

Players to Watch: Brandon Ingram (25.4 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 4.0 APG), Jrue Holiday (17.6 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 7.3 APG), J.J. Redick (14.2 PPG, 2.3 RPG, 1.7 APG)

Phoenix Suns Betting

The Phoenix Suns’ red hot start to the season came to a screeching halt with back-to-back losses against the Boston Celtics 99-85 and Sacramento Kings 120-116. Unfortunately, the losses aren’t the only problem for Phoenix because right now they are missing the service of two key contributors: Ricky Rubio and Aron Baynes. Phoenix will continue to lean on rising star Devin Booker, who is shooting 53.4% FG and 50.0% 3PT.

Players to Watch: Devin Booker (25.4 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 5.9 APG), Kelly Oubre, Jr. (17.0 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 1.6 APG), Aron Baynes (14.5 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 3.1 APG)

New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns 11/21/2019 Betting Numbers

Trends

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of New Orleans’ last 7 games.
New Orleans are 6-13 SU in their last 19 games.
New Orleans are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against Phoenix.
Pelicans are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games against Phoenix.
New Orleans are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
New Orleans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 games this season.
New Orleans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of New Orleans’ last 13 games against an opponent in the Pacific division.

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix’s last 6 games.
Phoenix are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix’s last 6 games against New Orleans.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 5 games at home.
Phoenix are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games when playing at home against New Orleans.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 5 games this season.
Phoenix are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games against an opponent in the Western conference.
Suns are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games against an opponent in the Southwest division.
Phoenix are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games played in November.

Injuries

New Orleans Pelicans

Derrick Favors PF Back is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Phoenix
Lonzo Ball PG Ankle is “?” Thursday vs Phoenix
Josh Hart SG Leg is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Phoenix
Zion Williamson PF Knee is out indefinitely

Phoenix Suns

Ricky Rubio PG Back is doubtful Thursday vs New Orleans
Aron Baynes C Hip is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs New Orleans
Deandre Ayton C Suspension is out 25 games

Head-to-Head
New Orleans Pelicans Phoenix Suns
38-43 Against the Spread 36-46
44-37 Straight Up 38-44
115 Points per Game 107
116 Points Allowed per Game 116
45.62 Offensive FG% 46.63
72.79 Offensive FT% 80.43
37.93 Offensive 3PT% 37.47
47.07 Defensive FG% 46.03
79.15 Defensive FT% 77.08
36.91 Defensive 3PT% 34.01

New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns Betting Picks

Despite their latest setbacks, the Suns are still one of the best bets against the NBA spreads this season with a 9-4 record. Legal betting sites are also getting encouraging signs from the Pelicans, who covered the spread in five of their last six games.

Moneyline: The Suns defeated the Pelicans in their last two meetings. However, with Baynes and possibly Rubio sitting out Thursday’s game, New Orleans might have a better shot at squeaking out a SU victory.

ATS: The last three games between the Suns and the Pelicans have been really competitive with an average winning margin of 1.67 points. A 4.5 points boost would have been really valuable for the Pelicans if the Suns will be playing in full force, but for now, I just like the road team’s chances of covering the spread.

TOTALs: The total for this game will go OVER 233 points. If you are closely following this Western Conference matchup over their last three meetings, you can see that these teams like to outgun one another. In fact, the Suns and Pelicans averaged a combined 259.67 points in those games.

Score Prediction: 128-125 Pelicans