Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans NBA Playoffs Game 1 Betting Tips and Best Bets

by | Apr 16, 2022

The New Orleans Pelicans (36-46) will need a big game out of leading scorer Jonas Valanciunas (17.8 ppg) if they want to hang with the favored Phoenix Suns (64-18). Devin Booker and the Suns are double-digit favorites (-10.5) against the Pelicans on April 17, 2022. The point total for the game is 225.5. Find more below on the Suns vs. Pelicans betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.

Suns vs. Pelicans Spread and Betting Line

Suns vs Pelicans Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Suns -10.5 225.5 -110 -110 -554 411

Suns vs. Pelicans Game Info

  • Game Day: Sunday, April 17, 2022
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Location: Phoenix, Arizona
  • Arena: Footprint Center

Computer Predictions for Suns vs. Pelicans

Computer picks for Suns vs Pelicans
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Suns (-10.5) Under (225.5) Suns 116 Pelicans 104

Suns vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

  • Phoenix was 40-26-3 against the spread last year.
  • As 10.5-point favorites or greater, the Suns went 7-6 against the spread last year.
  • There were 40 Phoenix games (out of 71) that went over the total last season.
  • Phoenix Suns Leaders

  • Chris Paul paced the Suns at 8.7 assists per contest last season, while also putting up 4.4 rebounds and 16.1 points. He was fourth in the league in assists.
  • Devin Booker was tops on his squad in points per game (25.2) last season, and also averaged 4.1 rebounds and 4.3 assists. Defensively, he posted 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
  • Deandre Ayton led his team in rebounds per contest (10.4) last season, and also put up 14.3 points and 1.4 assists. At the other end, he delivered 0.6 steals and 1.2 blocks.
  • Mikal Bridges put up 13.3 points, 2.1 assists and 4.3 rebounds per contest last year.
  • Elfrid Payton posted 10.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists per contest last season, shooting 43.1% from the floor.
  • 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 vs. Suns Betting Trends

  • New Orleans’ record against the spread is 42-40-0.
  • As a 10.5-point underdog or greater, the Pelicans have two wins ATS (2-2).
  • New Orleans has played 82 games this year, and 34 of them have hit the over.
  • New Orleans Pelicans Leaders

  • Jonas Valanciunas averages 17.8 points and 11.4 rebounds per game for the Pelicans, making him the leading scorer and rebounder on the squad.
  • Devonte’ Graham’s assist statline paces New Orleans; he racks up 4.2 assists per game.
  • Herbert Jones (1.7 steals per game) is the steal leader for New Orleans while Valanciunas (0.8 blocks per game) is the block leader.
  • 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 and Pelicans Injury Report

    Suns: Dario Saric: Out (Knee), Jae Crowder: Day To Day (Ankle)
      Pelicans: Kira Lewis Jr.: Out For Season (Knee), Zion Williamson: Out (Foot)

    Betting Tips for Suns vs. Pelicans

    We have the Suns (-10.5) predicted as our best bet in this contest. Our computer model has the scoring going under the total of 225.5 points, with the teams finishing with a final score of Suns 116, Pelicans 104 when it’s sorted out on the court.

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