The Talking Stick Resort Arena receives the New Orleans Pelicans, the visiting team will play an important game against the Phoenix Suns, this game is very important for the Pelicans, we are talking about a place in the playoffs. The Suns have nothing to lose, at home they almost never win and they know that the Pelicans have to secure another victory.
New Orleans Pelicans: Almost in the Playoffs
The Pelicans have had a not very remarkable season, but they still have hopes of reaching the playoffs, the playoff spot is not 100% sure but if they win this game against the Phoenix Suns they can continue to relax until the next game. Anthony Davis is healthy, the team recently added Jordan Crawford which has already played with the Pelicans and always brings necessary points to win games.
Some injured players have not stopped the Pelicans, the average points on the road is 109.3 points per game, but the problem has been winning the games, 21 wins and 17 losses on the road, a lossing streak of 3 games against large teams of the league (spurs, rockets and cavaliers) but before that they had won 7 consecutive games establishing one of the best winning streak on the road for the Pelicans this season.
In the offensive ranking the Pelicans are in 12th place, they are far from the first places, but they should not worry because the Phoenix Suns are in the last position of the ranking. The Pelicans have a good field goal on the road average with 46.8%, in addition to 75.2% first throw, 36.9% three pointers (high percentage), 24.55 assists per game and 26.99 points per quarter. It is a solid team, in spite of only having a 55% chance of winning on the road.
Phoenix Suns: a disastrous season.
The Suns are officially the worst team of the regular season, 20 wins and 59 losses, that’s a disaster. To account for the disaster, the second worst team in the NBA is Atlanta Hawks with 22 wins and 57 losses. We do not know what happened to the Suns, they just could not win at home or on the road. The young players and the experiments in the Suns have not yielded positive results, everything has failed.
Obviously the Suns will not let Pelicans win so easily, despite only having won 10 games at home of 39 this season. The Suns score an average of 103.3 points per game, with 44% of field goal, 72.5% free throw, 32.5% three pointers and 25.87 per quarters. The visiting teams at home of the Suns score more than 110.5 points on average, the defense is pessimistic.
This game does not have many interesting points in terms of statistics, what I can see is that the Pelicans need to win and surely score many points to take the advantage as fast as they can. Phoenix Suns has no way to win this game, much less scoring so few points per game at home. In addition to needing to win this game to go to the playoffs, the Pelicans would like to get the lossing streak they currently have.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans today on 6/3/2018 is: Take the Pelicans -10.5 (spread)
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