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New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns 2/25/2022 NBA Picks and Previews

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns 2-25-2022 NBA Picks and Previews

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

When:February 25, 2022 9:00 PM ET
Where:Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona
TV:Bally Sports AZ
Stream:NBA League Pass

New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns 2/25/2022 Betting Odds
TeamSP/RLTOTALML
New Orleans Pelicans +8.5 (-110)224 o (-110)+274
Phoenix Suns -8.5 (-110)224 u (-110)-316
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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

Trends

New Orleans Pelicans

New Orleans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of New Orleans’ last 18 games.
New Orleans are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
New Orleans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against Phoenix.
Pelicans are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against Phoenix.
New Orleans are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix.
New Orleans are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans’ last 5 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
New Orleans are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Pacific Division division.

Phoenix Suns

Phoenix are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix’s last 7 games.
Phoenix are 8-0 SU in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Phoenix’s last 10 games against New Orleans.
Phoenix are 9-0 SU in their last 9 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 6 games when playing at home against New Orleans.
Phoenix are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Suns are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games against an opponent in the Western Conference conference.
Phoenix are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games against an opponent in the Southwest Division division.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Phoenix’s last 7 games played in February.

Injuries

New Orleans Pelicans

Larry Nance Jr. PF Knee is out indefinitely
Zion Williamson PF Foot is out indefinitely
Kira Lewis Jr. PG ACL is out for season

Phoenix Suns

Chris Paul PG Thumb is out indefinitely
Frank Kaminsky PF Knee is out indefinitely
Cameron Payne PG Wrist is “?” Friday vs New Orleans
Dario Saric PF Knee is out indefinitely

Head-to-Head
New Orleans PelicansPhoenix Suns
28-30-1Against the Spread 32-26-0
23-34-2Straight Up 28-29-1
106Points per Game 114
110Points Allowed per Game 106
44.75Offensive FG% 44.75
79.38Offensive FT% 79.38
32.83Offensive 3PT% 32.83
46.6Defensive FG% 44
78.36Defensive FT% 75.29
36.42Defensive 3PT% 33.28

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