NBA odds preview - Pelicans vs. Suns
|New Orleans Pelicans||Phoenix Suns|
|23-34||February 28, 2014, 10:30 | US Airways Center||33-24|
US Airways Center features an NBA battle between the host Phoenix Suns and the visiting New Orleans Pelicans in betting action on Friday.
The Suns sport a record of 33-24 and 34-20-3 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Pelicans sit at 23-34 and 24-29-4 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 30-26-1 for the Suns and 27-30 for the Pelicans. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
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The Suns - Pelicans odds would favor the Suns if the lines were set according to power ranks. Phoenix is rated No. 1 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Pelicans sit at No. 18. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-92 win for the Suns.
New Orleans was a 108-89 loser in its last match on the road against the Mavericks. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 197 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. New Orleans suffered a 108-89 loss against Dallas on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Eric Gordon in a losing effort at American Airlines Center.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 13-rated squad against New Orleans's No. 19-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 4 in the league with 9.23 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 26 with 6.11 per outing.
New Orleans at Los Angeles, Saturday, March 1st
Phoenix home to Atlanta, Sunday, March 2nd