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Pelicans host Suns in basketball action

Phoenix Suns New Orleans Pelicans
2-1 November 05, 2013, 08:00 | New Orleans Arena 1-2



The Pelicans will try to pay off for their supporters on Tuesday when they play host to the Suns at New Orleans Arena in NBA wagering action.

New Orleans will face the 2-1 Suns, who own a 2-0-1 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Pelicans are 2-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Suns are 1-2 favoring the OVER.

View Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Suns listed as 8-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 190.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pelicans at No. 22 and the Suns at No. 25 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 91-87 result in favor of the Suns.

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Phoenix was a 103-96 loser in its last match on the road against the Thunder. They covered the 12.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 199 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Phoenix got 26 points and 14 assists from Eric Bledsoe in a losing cause in a 103-96 loss to Oklahoma City on Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

In their last action, New Orleans was a 105-84 winner at home against the Bobcats. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (189) was profitable news for OVER bettors. New Orleans cruised to victory on Saturday, running Charlotte out of the gym and running up a 105-84 score at New Orleans Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Suns rank No. 8 in the league with 45.33 per game. That compares with New Orleans’s No. 16 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Orleans is the NBA’s No. 21-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Suns rate No. 12 with 8 per contest.

Next up:
Phoenix at San Antonio, Wednesday, November 6th
New Orleans at Vancouver, Wednesday, November 6th