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

New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns Odds & Info

Game New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns
Date & Time Friday April 22, 2022, 9:30 PM (EDT)
Location
Smoothie King Center
Latest odds
PHX -1.5 ; Total 216
TV Channel
ESPN

The final game of the Friday NBA playoff schedule will feature a matchup between the Phoenix Suns and the New Orleans Pelicans from the Smoothie King Center. The top-seeded Suns (64-18) won 32 of their 41 road games during the regular season and finished eight games ahead of Memphis for the best overall record. In Game Two, Phoenix shot 50 percent from the field during a stunning 125-114 home loss. 

All-Star G Devin Booker led six Phoenix players in double figures with 31 points on 12-for-19 shooting. Veteran G Chris Paul added 17 points and 14 assists for the Suns.

The New Orleans Pelicans finished three games below .500 at home andare looking to pull off one of the biggest upsets in NBA postseason history. On Tuesday, New Orleans connected on 17-for-30 from the three-point line and shot a sizzling 55 percent overall. The Pelicans held a 43-33 advantage on the glass and outscored the Suns by 18 points in the second half. 

New Orleans F Brandon Ingram poured in a game-high 37 points to go along with 11 rebounds and nine assists. C.J. McCollum contributed 23 points, nine assists, and eight rebounds for the Pelicans.

Recent Betting Trends

  • Suns are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest.
  • Pelicans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up win.
  • Under is 20-5-1 in Suns last 26 games following a straight up loss.
  • Under is 8-1 in Pelicans last 9 games following a straight up win.
  • Suns are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in New Orleans.

Free NBA Pick:

Phoenix Suns -1.5

Phoenix G Devin Booker suffered a right hamstring strain and is expected to miss Game Three and Game Four in New Orleans. The Suns finished third in defensive efficiency and I expect them to come out focused on that end of the floor. Take Phoenix to win on the road. Phoenix Suns win 111-103.

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