The New Orleans Pelicans will take on the Phoenix Suns at 8 p.m. ET Friday at Smoothie King Center. New Orleans is 12-16 overall and 7-6 at home, while Phoenix is 17-10 overall and 7-5 on the road. The teams have split their first two meetings this season.
Phoenix is favored by 3.5 points in the latest Pelicans vs. Suns odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 230.5. Before entering any Suns vs. Pelicans picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times, and it returned over $5,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks last season. The model is also up more than $8,400 on top-rated NBA picks over the past two-plus seasons. Dating back to last season, it enters Week 9 of the 2020-21 NBA schedule on a stunning 83-48 roll on top-rated NBA picks against the spread. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Pelicans vs. Suns. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Suns vs. Pelicans:
- Pelicans vs. Suns spread: Pelicans +3.5
- Pelicans vs. Suns over-under: 230.5 points
What you need to know about the Pelicans
The Pelicans lost to the Trail Blazers on Wednesday, 126-124. Zion Williamson had 36 points along with six boards. Portland iced the win with a 3-point play with 16.5 seconds remaining. New Orleans shot .483 (43-of-89) from the field and .469 (15-of-32) from 3-point range.
New Orleans has won 14 of its last 22 meetings with Phoenix. In two games vs, the Suns this season, Williamson has averaged 24.0 points per game. Steven Adams (ankle) is doubtful for Friday’s game.
What you need to know about the Suns
Phoenix fell apart in a 128-124 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday. Phoenix was up 75-54 at the end of the half but blew its significant lead. The Suns’ six-game winning streak came to a frustrating end. Phoenix did not score in the final 2:48.
Chris Paul had 29 points and seven assists on Tuesday. Despite the loss, the Suns went 6-1 on their homestand. Phoenix is fourth in the NBA in scoring defense (108.0).
How to make Suns vs. Pelicans picks
The model has simulated Pelicans vs. Suns 10,000 times and the results are in. It is leaning under on the total, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in well over 50 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Suns vs. Pelicans? And which side of the spread hits in well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Suns vs. Pelicans spread to jump on Friday, all from the model that is on an incredible 83-48 roll.