Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans 4-28-22

Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans 4/28/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans 4/28/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

West 1st Round – Game 6, PHX leads series 3-2

 

The Phoenix Suns will play Game 6 of their best of seven series with the Pelicans at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana on Thursday evening.

 

The Suns dominated Game 5 over the Pelicans with a score of 112-97 at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Tuesday night. PG Chris Paul and SG Mikal Bridges took over the reins with a booker-less showdown against New Orleans.

 

Bridges stepped up with 31 points with four blocked shots, 5 boards, and two steals to help the Suns lead the series at 3-2. Paul added 22 points and 11 dimes to make from a poor performance in Game 4. Center Deandre Ayton scored 19 points and pulled nine rebounds.

 

The Suns look to close the series of round 1 and are 39-13 in Western Conference play. Phoenix ranks eighth in rebounding in the league with 45.3 rebounds per game. Ayton leads the Suns with 10.2 rpg. SG Devin Booker is the leading point maker of the team with 26.8 ppg, 46.6% in FG shooting, and 86.8% from the free throw area.

 

The Phoenix Suns split their last 10 contests averaging 109.9 points, 41.8 rebounds, 28.1 assists, 9.0 steals, and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.2% from the field. Their opponents averaged 111.1 points.

 

  • The Phoenix Suns are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 matches with the Pelicans.
  • The Suns are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games against New Orleans.
  • Phoenix is 14-5 SU in their last 19 games on the road.

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Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans Predictions 4/28/2022

 

Meanwhile, the New Orleans Pelicans are back to try and take Game 6 and level out the best of seven series. In their recent loss to the Suns, SF Brandon Ingram delivered 22 points and SG CJ McCollum nade 21 for New Orleans while PG was his best on defense; the team started slow and marred with 15 lost ball possessions converted by Phoenix to 23 points.

 

This area is where Coach Willie Green and his team has to do better. The Pels shot just 5 of 25 (20%) from 3-point area. 

 

The Pelicans aim to win Game 6 or pack up and go home. The team is 25-27 in conference play. New Orleans has a 23-30 record in games decided by at least 10 points.

 

The top scorer of New Orleans is Valanciunas with 17.8 ppg, 54.4% in FG shooting, and 82.0% from the FT spot. Valanciunas is averaging 17.8 points and 11.4 rebounds for the Pelicans while McCollum is averaging 19.8 points.

 

The Pelicans split their last 10 outings averaging 112.1 points, 45.6 rebounds, 22.9 assists, 8.1 steals, and 3.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.3% from the field. Their opponents averaged 114.4 points per game.

 

  • The total went OVER in 12 of New Orleans’ last 17 matches with the Suns.
  • New Orleans is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games at home.
  • The total went OVER in 5 of New Orleans’ last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix.

Phoenix Suns vs  New Orleans Pelicans. The NBA pick is the Phoenix Suns. Pelicans PF Zion Williamson will still be out with his foot injury. Phoenix is a small road favorite in this match.

 

The Suns dominated this series in the regular season and are capable of closing this series on Thursday. Prediction, Phoenix Suns win and cover ATS to a score of 111-106.

 

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Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans 4/28/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 10:00 PM ET

 

Location: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana

 

Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022 

 

TV: TNT

 

NBA Odds: Phoenix Suns

 

NBA Totals: 214.5

 

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