NBA Betting Previews: Suns Are Heavy Favorites Against Pelicans

Devin Booker #1 of the Phoenix Suns dribbles against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on February 08, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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New Orleans Pelicans (38-47, 41-41-1 ATS) @ Phoenix Suns (65-18, 45-38 ATS), 10 p.m. ET

Lines/News: The Suns are favored by 9.5. The O/U is 221.5 at DraftKings Sportsbook. The Suns won Game 1, 110-99, and lead the series 1-0. The Pelicans are 5-5 straight up over their last 10 games and the Suns are 5-5 straight up over their last 10 games. New Orleans is 32-49-2 to the Over this season and the Suns 40-42-1.

Pelicans Trends: The Pelicans are 6-1 against the spread (ATS) after a loss in their last seven games and now 1-5 ATS against the Suns in their last six games. The Over is 4-12 in the last 16 Pelicans games.

Suns Trends: The Suns are 1-5 ATS as favorites in their last six games. The Over is 0-6 in the last six Suns games The Over is 0-5 in Suns games after the last game stayed Under the points total (last five instances).

Player Trends: New Orleans Brandon Ingram (O/U 24.5 points) scored 25+ points in 15 of his 31 (48.39%) on the road this season (avg. 23.5) and two of his three (66.67%) in the playoffs/play-ins (avg. 25.0). He’s scored 25+ points in two of his last nine (22.22%) against a top 10 defense like the Suns (avg. 18.4).

Phoenix Suns Devin Booker (O/U 27.5 points) scored 28+ points in nine of his last 11 (81.82%, avg. 32.7). He’s hit the Over in six of his last eight (75%) when his team is the favorite (avg. 31.3). He’s scored 28+ points in five of his last seven (71.43%) against a team with a losing record (avg. 30.1).