PELICANS @ SUNS
October 28, 2022
7:00 PM PST
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Pelicans vs Suns UNDER 224.5
When two 3-1 teams meet tonight we find value in the game total. Currently, oddsmakers have it listed at 224.5 points. Line functionality speaks volumes here. While the Pelicans have been a top 5 offense so far, oddsmakers see that the Suns play LOCK DOWN defense, ranking in the top 10 in every main defensive category. Specifically, they are the 3rd ranked team in defensive efficiency and allow the 3rd fewest opponent PPG in the NBA.
Let’s look at the other side of the ball. This is a bit of a let-down spot offensively for the Suns. They scored 134 points in a 29-point beatdown of the champion Warriors on Tuesday and will have their foot off the gas tonight. They may win the game, but it’ll play more physical than the Pelicans are used to. We will see longer possessions and a lot of tough looks at the end of the shot clock. Injuries play a huge factor tonight. The Pelicans leading scorer Brandon Ingram won’t play tonight as he stayed back from their road trip with a concussion. Plus, star SG CJ McCollum and PF Zion Williamson are both listed as questionable with finger and hip injuries.
It’s simple: New Orleans doesn’t have enough firepower without these three healthy to hit the total number tonight. The under is 3-1 so far this season in the Suns games – Take Pelicans vs Suns UNDER 224.5!