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Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans 4/1/24 NBA Betting Picks

Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans 4/1/24The NBA season is about to dip its toes in the playoffs’ territory, and the upcoming game on Monday, between the Phoenix Suns and the New Orleans Pelicans, is going to have a major bearing on the results for the losing team. The face-off will be held at the Smoothie King Center, a venue that ensures a whole lot of excitement and extended betting for the basketball fans and bettors. The Suns and the Pelicans will have their clash in the Western Conference, where every point counts. Thus, look no further than a top-tier online sportsbook for all your wages if you fancy this high-stakes fixture.

When:Monday, April 1, 2024, at 8:00 PM ET
Where:Smoothie King Center
Stream:NBA League Pass

Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans 4/1/24
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The betting odds for this game are highly anticipated by fans and bettors alike. As the odds are yet to be determined, keeping an eye on how they evolve will provide valuable insights. Given the recent performances of both teams, this matchup is expected to be closely contested, and any betting decisions should be made closer to the game day when the odds are clearer.

Kevin Durant (PF) vs. Zion Williamson (PF)

Kevin Durant has only managed to get better as the season goes on (66 games total) scoring 27.6 points per game. During this period he made an outstanding performance with 6.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game, which were crucial for Phoenix’s successful application of the offensive strategy. With the help of Durant being effective on both ends of the court and by his experience, the Suns can accomplish a lot in the playoffs.

Zion Williamson, on a contrast, has been a dominator for Orleans, and the average of 22.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game are his scores. His speed, strength and adaptive abilities allow him to leverage in different strategic situations and become a threat for opposition. However, the defensive play of Zion and how much it would be enough to maintain the game against a player like Durant is the crucial factor.

The game is expected to be about Durant and Williamson’s heated confrontation. Both sides put before the field specific strengths and a direct matchup between them could sway the game in one of the teams direction. Durant’s experience and scoring versatility vs. Williamson’s athleticism and effervescence are guaranteed to be a thrill to watch which will be determinant for this thumping game.

Suns’ Strategic Offense

The Phoenix Suns have been no joke in generating points itself, averaging 116.9 points per game. They are on a shooting tear with a 49.6% field goal percentage, which indicates that they specialize in creating and converting shots that make a lot of sense. The Suns, whether it’s Durant’s scoring power or formidable depth, offer an incredible variety and unpredictable team. Nevertheless, their away results and the spread against the road teams show the area where they are susceptible and it is important to look out for.

Pelicans’ Balanced Approach

In their results, the New Orleans Pelicans have displayed the ability to come from all directions, scoring an average of 115.6 points per game. Their strong defense work, primarily steals and blocks, along with good-nature, as they produce easy points from turnovers. The record (against-the-spread) of the Pelicans represents their ability to sustain a high degree of play at home. It also portrays them as well-aware and constructive players in familiar settings. Hence, the proper comparison between defending and attacking will be of utmost significance for the match against the Suns.


Phoenix Suns Betting Trends

Suns are 4-1 in their last 5 games.
Phoenix Suns are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the spread
Suns are 17-19 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Suns’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 17 of Suns’ 37 last games at home

New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends

Pelicans are 3-2 in their last 5 games.
New Orleans Pelicans are 2-3 in their last 5 games against the spread
Pelicans are 20-16 in their road games against the spread
The totals have gone OVER in 2 of Pelicans’ last 5 games
The totals have gone OVER in 16 of Pelicans’ 35 last games at home


Phoenix Suns

Damion Lee SG Is out indefinitely, Knee

New Orleans Pelicans

Brandon Ingram SF Is out indefinitely, Knee
Jose Alvarado PG Is “?” Monday vs Phoenix, Hip

Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks

This particular match could be a nail-biting affair based on the current format and statistical analysis of both teams. The principal clash between Durant and Williamson, along with their teams’ recent betting patterns, indicates it should be a tight game. While the final betting odds are pending, analyzing the team dynamics and player matchups is crucial for making informed NBA betting picks.

Considering the strategic depth of both teams and their star players’ impact, a tight game is expected. In addition to this, prop bets on players’ performances could offer great value, especially for Durant and Williamson. In the context of the final result, Suns have shown the persistence but Pelicans’ balance and home advantage could help them going forward.

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Score Prediction: Pelicans 112, Suns 109.