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Phoenix Suns at New Orleans Pelicans Betting Pick – Jan 19, 2024

In the National Basketball Association on Friday, the Phoenix Suns will take on the New Orleans Pelicans. The Phoenix Suns have played good basketball as of late, and have won 7 out of their last 10 games. The Suns have won three straight games overall. On the season, Phoenix is 22-18, which is 8th in the Western Conference.

For the New Orleans Pelicans, they come into the game with a 25-17 record on the season. New Orleans is 5th in the Western Conference. New Orleans is also 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Pelicans are coming off a blowout win over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday.

The New Orleans Pelicans are -2.5 at home over the Suns. The total is set at 234.5 

Road Phoenix Suns

Kevin Durant and Devin Booker continue to dominate for the Phoenix Suns. Durant is up to 28.9 points per game, while Booker is adding 26.2 per game. Bradley Beal is trying to contribute ion a night by night basis, and has played in 16 of the Suns 40 games this season. On the season, the Suns are scoring 115.9 points per game, which is 14th in the league.

The Phoenix Suns come into the game with a 10-7 mark on the road this season. The Suns are 15-14 against Western Conference foes. The Suns are scoring just shy of 116 points per game, and allowing less than 115.

The Phoenix Suns go back home after this game. The Suns will host the Indiana Pacers on Sunday and Chicago Bulls on Monday. Following those games, the Suns are on the road for 7 straight games. They will make trips in Dallas, Indianapolis, Orlando, Miami, Brooklyn, Atlanta and Washington.

Home New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans come into the game with a 13-8 record at home.  New Orleans is 17-15 against Western Conference teams. Offensively, New Orleans is scoring 116.9 points per game, and allowing 112 per game.

Zion WIlliamson is having himself a solid season for the Pelicans. Most importantly, the former Duke super star has played in 34 of the 42 games. Williamson is scoring 21.9 points per game. Second, Brandon Ingram is adding 21.6 per game. CJ McCollum has missed time several games this season, but is third with 21.1. Those three make a formidable force for the Pelicans in 2024.

New Orleans remains at home for two more games after this. The red hot Utah Jazz come to town on Tuesday, before Oklahoma City visits on Friday. After that, the Pelicans are on the road for four straight games with trips to Milwaukee, Boston, Houston and San Antonio.

Suns Stay Hot

We like the Suns to win this game at home. They are playing good basketball, and Durant and Booker are the difference makers in this game. We are taking Phoenix on the road here. Take the Suns +2.5 and sprinkle in the moneyline at +115 over the Pelicans.

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