Phoenix Suns at New Orleans Pelicans 1/4/22 - NBA Picks & Predictions

Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns
Date & Time: 1/5/2022, 1:00 AM UTC
Location: Smoothie King Center
Latest Odds: PHX -8 ; Total 222
TV Channel: BSNO

Western Conference foes will square off on Tuesday night, when the Phoenix Suns visit the New Orleans Pelicans. The Suns (28-8) have won 12 of their first 16 road games and trail Golden State by a half-game for the best overall record in the league. On Sunday, Phoenix built a 26-point halftime lead and coasted to a 133-99 road triumph against Charlotte.

All-Star G Devin Booker led all scorers with 24 points on 9-for-19 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds. Jalen Smith contributed a career-high 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Suns.

The New Orleans Pelicans have dropped 10 of their first 17 home games and own the second worst overall record in the Western Conference. Last night, New Orleans kept things close for a half before falling at home versus Utah by a 115-104 final score. The Pelicans (13-24) missed 34 of their 46 three-point attempts and shot just 40 percent overall.

All five New Orleans starters scored in double figures and were led by Jonas Valanciunas with 25 points. Josh Hart added 15 points and nine rebounds in a losing effort for the Pelicans.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Suns are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
  • Pelicans are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 0 days rest.
  • Over is 6-1 in Suns last 7 vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
  • Over is 4-1 in Pelicans last 5 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
  • Over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
Free NBA Pick: OVER 222

Phoenix C Deandre Ayton and F Jae Crowder both will be unable to play in this game due to the league’s health and safety protocols. The Suns could also be without big man JaVale McGee, which means the tempo will be faster. Take the over. Final Score Prediction, Phoenix Suns win 115-108.


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