New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns 2/25/2022 NBA Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns 2/25/2022 – The Phoenix Suns ended the first half of the season carrying the best record in the NBA and will now aim to secure home court advantage in the entire playoffs. They are set to host the new-look New Orleans Pelicans this coming Friday, February 25. Both teams are set to meet at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona and the game begins at exactly 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Bally Sports AZ will have the game available on television, while NBA League Pass subscribers can enjoy the online live stream. NBA betting sites have the Phoenix Suns starting off on the right foot with a win over the New Orleans Pelicans.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns 2/25/2022
New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns 2/25/2022 Betting Odds
New Orleans Pelicans Betting
The New Orleans Pelicans are looking to inject new blood into the organization by trading their core players and getting new ones as well. Their biggest NBA trade deadline acquisition was CJ McCullum and the high-scoring guard immediately made an impact. The Pelicans still struggle to keep things together as they have only won once in their last five matches. Their most recent opponents were the Dallas Mavericks and McCullum tallied 38 points during the loss. Jaxon Hayes looks to create some noise as a starter, providing 18 points. Jonas Valanciunas continued his consistent contribution, providing 16 points and 18 rebounds.
Players to watch: C. McCollum SG * 5 GP 5 GS 36.6 MIN 28.4 PTS 1.4 OR 4.6 DR 6 REB 5.4 AST 1.4 STL 0 BLK 2.4 TO 1.6 PF 2.3 AST/TO 25.11 PER
B. Ingram SF 45 GP 45 GS 34.3 MIN 22.1 PTS 0.7 OR 5 DR 5.7 REB 5.4 AST 0.6 STL 0.5 BLK 2.6 TO 2.2 PF 2 AST/TO 17.90 PER
J. Valanciunas C 53 GP 53 GS 31.3 MIN 18 PTS 3.2 OR 8.3 DR 11.5 REB 2.6 AST 0.5 STL 0.9 BLK 2.5 TO 3.3 PF 1 AST/TO 21.30 PER.
Phoenix Suns Betting
The Phoenix Suns ended the first half of the season strong, winning their last eight matches. This team is still head above any other team in the NBA as they own a 6.5-game lead over the Golden State Warriors. Their most recent opponents were the struggling Oklahoma City Thunder and won that game by 20 points, 124-104. Devin Booker had a field day firing 25 points and dishing out 12 assists. Chris Paul took a day off and filling in his position was Cam Johnson giving the team 21 points while Mikal Bridges also had 21 points himself. Veteran player Jae Crowder also had a good night with 17 points.
Players to Watch: D. Booker SG 51 GP 51 GS 34.1 MIN 25.5 PTS 0.8 OR 4.4 DR 5.2 REB 4.5 AST 1 STL 0.4 BLK 2.4 TO 2.5 PF 1.9 AST/TO 20.00 PER
D. Ayton C 37 GP 37 GS 29.1 MIN 16.5 PTS 2.6 OR 7.6 DR 10.3 REB 1.4 AST 0.8 STL 0.8 BLK 1.6 TO 2.2 PF 0.9 AST/TO 22.37 PER
C. Paul PG 58 GP 58 GS 33 MIN 14.9 PTS 0.3 OR 4.2 DR 4.5 REB 10.7 AST 1.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.4 TO 2 PF 4.5 AST/TO 21.15 PER.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns 2/25/2022 Betting Numbers
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Phoenix are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
Larry Nance Jr. PF Knee is out indefinitely
Chris Paul PG Thumb is out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns Betting Picks
There is no stopping the rise of the Phoenix Suns and they are coming into this match as the huge favorite against the visiting New Orleans Pelicans. The best online sportsbook sees the Suns winning by a mile.
Moneyline: The Pelicans as the underdog pick are given an ML of +274 while the Suns are -316 at home.
ATS: It is a wide 8.5 points between both teams on the ATS with the Suns going over and the Pelicans are under.
TOTALs: 224 points is the total set for this game with the Pelicans the team going over while the Suns are under.
Score Prediction: 120 – 110, Suns