New Orleans Pelicans vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Playoffs Game 3 Betting Tips and Best Bets

by | Apr 20, 2022

Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns (64-18) have an opportunity to earn an upset win when they hit the court as just 1-point underdogs against Jonas Valanciunas and the New Orleans Pelicans (36-46) on Friday. The matchup’s over/under is 218. Find more below on the Pelicans vs. Suns betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.

Pelicans vs. Suns Spread and Betting Line

Pelicans vs Suns Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Pelicans -1 218 -110 -110 -110 -110

Pelicans vs. Suns Game Info

  • Game Day: Friday, April 22, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:30 PM ET
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Arena: Smoothie King Center

Computer Predictions for Pelicans vs. Suns

Computer picks for Pelicans vs Suns
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Suns (+1) Over (218) Suns 113 Pelicans 108

Pelicans vs. Suns Betting Trends

  • New Orleans had 30 wins in 72 games against the spread last year.
  • Against the spread, as 1-point favorites or greater, the Pelicans went 13-21-1 last year.
  • Out of 72 New Orleans games last season, 38 went over the total.
  • New Orleans Pelicans Leaders

  • Zion Williamson paced his squad in both points (27.0) and assists (3.7) per contest last year, and also put up 7.2 rebounds. Defensively, he delivered 0.9 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.
  • Brandon Ingram posted 23.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.9 assists per contest last season. At the other end, he delivered 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.
  • Jonas Valanciunas posted a team-leading 12.5 rebounds per game last year. He also averaged 17.1 points and 1.8 assists, shooting 59.2% from the floor (ninth in NBA).
  • Devonte’ Graham was tops on his team in assists per game (5.4) last year, and also put up 14.8 points and 2.7 rebounds. At the other end, he delivered 0.9 steals and 0.1 blocks.
  • Jaxson Hayes put up 7.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game last year. At the other end, he put up 0.4 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.
  • New Orleans Pelicans Season Stats

    Stat Rank
    Field Goal % 45.7 22
    Opp. Field Goal % 47.1 23
    Rebounds Per Game 45.2 11
    Opp. Rebounds Per Game 41.8 3
    Turnovers Per Game 13.3 17
    Opp. Turnovers Per Game 13.7 8

    Suns vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

  • Phoenix is 45-39-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Suns are 7-4 as 1-point underdogs or more.
  • There have been 42 Phoenix games (out of 82) that went over the total this season.
  • Phoenix Suns Leaders

  • Devin Booker is the top scorer for the Suns with 26.8 points per game. He also adds 5.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game to his statistics.
  • Phoenix’s leader in rebounds is Deandre Ayton with 10.2 per game, and its leader in assists is Chris Paul with 10.8 per game.
  • Phoenix’s leader in steals is Paul with 1.9 per game, and its leader in blocks is JaVale McGee with 1.1 per game.
  • Phoenix Suns Season Stats

    Stat Rank
    Field Goal % 48.5 1
    Opp. Field Goal % 44.4 3
    Rebounds Per Game 45.3 8
    Opp. Rebounds Per Game 44.5 19
    Turnovers Per Game 12.3 6
    Opp. Turnovers Per Game 14.0 6

    Pelicans and Suns Injury Report

    Pelicans: Kira Lewis Jr.: Out For Season (Knee), Zion Williamson: Out (Foot)
      Suns: Dario Saric: Out (Knee)

    Betting Tips for Pelicans vs. Suns

    The Suns (+1) is our best bet after analyzing all of the key statistics and trends for this matchup. Our computer predicts the scoring will finish over the total of 218 points, with a final score of Suns 113, Pelicans 108.

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