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New Orleans PelicansPhoenix Suns
3-3November 10, 2013, 08:00 | US Airways Center4-2



Bettors will be looking to hit pay dirt on Sunday when the Suns try to run the Pelicans off the court at US Airways Center in pro hoops action.

The Suns sit at 4-2 (5-0-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Pelicans are currently 3-3 (3-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Phoenix is 3-3 OU, and New Orleans is 3-3 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Suns in this one, they were listed earlier as 1-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 194.5 for Sunday at shops such as 5Dimes.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Suns rated this week at No. 25 and the Pelicans sitting at No. 22. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction models that turned out a 93-92 result in favor of the Suns today.

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In their last action, New Orleans was a 96-85 winner at home against the Lakers. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (181) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Lakers were burned for 32 points by Anthony Davis on Friday as the Pelicans picked up a 96-85 win at New Orleans Arena.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 114-103 winner at home against the Nuggets. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (217) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Phoenix got 28 points and 10 rebounds from Markieff Morris en route to a 114-103 victory over Denver on Friday at US Airways Center.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 7-rated squad against New Orleans's No. 16-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 8 in the league with 8.67 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 24 with 5.83 per outing.

Next up:
New Orleans at Los Angeles, Tuesday, November 12th
Phoenix at Portland, Wednesday, November 13th

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