NBA Betting Preview: Suns 6.5 Point Favorites Vs Pelicans In Game 5

Chris Paul #3 of the Phoenix Suns handles the ball during the first half of Game Two of the Western Conference First Round NBA Playoffs against the New Orleans Pelicans at Footprint Center on April 19, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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New Orleans Pelicans (40-48, 43-42-1 ATS) @ Phoenix Suns (66-20, 46-40 ATS), 10 p.m. ET

Lines/News: The Suns are 6.5-point favorites to take a 3-2 series lead. The O/U is 215.5. The Pelicans won Game 4, 118-103, in New Orleans. The Pelicans are 6-4 straight up over their last 10 games. The Suns are 4-6 straight up over their last 10. The Pelicans are 35-49-2 to the Over and the Suns 43-42-1.

Pelicans Trends: The Pelicans are 2-5 against the spread (ATS) as underdogs in their last seven games. The Pelicans are 14-5 ATS in the playoffs in their last 19 games. They are 3-5 ATS against the Suns this season.

Suns Trends: The Suns are 2-7 ATS as favorites in their last nine games. The Suns are 2-6 ATS in the playoffs in their last eight games. The Over is 7-3 after the last Suns game went over the points total (last 10 instances).

Player Trends: New Orleans Pelicans Brandon Ingram (O/U 26.5 points) has scored 27+ points in five of his last six (83.33%, avg. 29.3). He’s scored 27+ points in three of his last 12 (25%) games when he scored at least 30 points the prior game (avg. 22.2).

Phoenix Suns Chris Paul (O/U 12.5 assists) recorded 13+ assists in 3 of his last 74 (4.05%) playoff games (avg. 7.5 per gm). He’s recorded 13+ assists in six of his last nine (66.67%) home games (avg. 13.11).