New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns 11/21/2019 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
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
New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns 11/21/2019 Betting Odds
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
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
Phoenix are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
Derrick Favors PF Back is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Phoenix
Ricky Rubio PG Back is doubtful Thursday vs New Orleans
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