New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns 4-17-22

New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns 4/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns 4/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

West 1st Round – Game 1

 

The New Orleans Pelicans took care of business in the play-in rounds and will now face top seed Suns at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona on Sunday evening.

 

New Orleans made 2 straight wins to secure the 8th seed by winning its last outing over the LA Clippers to a score of 105-101 in the Western Conference. The Pelicans’ recent victory saw their 16-point lead vaporize as they thwarted the Clippers’ onslaught in the win.

 

New Orleans hurdled its obstacles starting with franchise player PF Zion Williamson out for the season, headed by a first-year head coach, and a 1-12 start. The Pelicans overcame all these and stormed back to make the playoffs.

 

SF Brandon Ingram scored 30 points to help the Pelicans rally from a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the depleted Los Angeles Clippers. Center Jonas Valanciunas is the best scorer on the team with 17.8 ppg, 54.4% in FG shooting, and 82.0% from the FT line.

 

  • The New Orleans Pelicans are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 matches with the Suns.
  • New Orleans is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Phoenix.
  • The total went UNDER in 7 of New Orleans’ last 9 games down the road.

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns Predictions 4/17/2022

 

At “ The Oasis of the Desert “, the Phoenix Suns gave away their last match to the visiting Sacramento Kings to a score of 109-116, last Sunday night.

 

Phoenix finished on top of the league at 64-18 with the best mark in franchise history and had eight more victories than any other team in the NBA. The brilliant regular season comes just four years after finishing 19-63. 

 

The Suns rested their top players in preparation for the playoffs, including PG Chris Paul, SG Devin Booker, Center Deandre Ayton, and PF Jae Crowder.

 

Coach Monty Williams said that it would benefit the bench in helping some of the reserves gain confidence for the playoffs. SG Landry Shamet led the Suns with 27 points. JaVale McGee hauled 11 points and 13 rebounds.

 

  • The total went OVER in 9 of Phoenix’s last 12 matches with the Pelicans.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix’s last 5 games at home.
  • Phoenix is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games at home against New Orleans.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns. The NBA pick is the Phoenix Suns. Phoenix will deal New Orleans its loss on Sunday and take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series, opt for the UNDER that cashed in each of the Suns’ last five overall and in each of the last four that Phoenix has played at home.

 

Phoenix was ninth in the NBA during the regular season in points allowed at 107.3 points per game and allowed a field goal shooting percentage of 44.4% which was third-best in the NBA. Final Score Prediction, Phoenix Suns win but our best play is UNDER 117-105.

 

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns 4/17/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 9:00 PM ET

 

Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona

 

Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022

 

TV: TNT

 

NBA Odds: Phoenix Suns -10.5

 

NBA Totals: 226.5

 

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