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Pelicans vs Suns Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Oct. 28 (No Reason to Stop Backing the Over in Pelicans Games)

Larry Rupp
New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Phoenix Suns prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photos/Rusty Jones
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Pelicans vs Suns Game Info

2022-23 NBA Regular Season Game
New Orleans Pelicans (3-1, 2-0 Away) vs. Phoenix Suns (3-1, 2-0 Home)
Date: Friday, Oct. 28, 2022
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Venue: Footprint Center — Phoenix, AZ
Coverage: ESPN

The 2022-23 NBA season keeps rolling on Friday night with a marquee matchup between the New Orleans Pelicans and Phoenix Suns. The Pelicans snuck by the Dallas Mavericks by a score of 113-111 on Tuesday. Eight players scored in double-digits with Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram sidelined.

Meanwhile, the Suns are fresh off a dominating win over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday. Phoenix took down the reigning champions by a score of 134-105 behind Devin Booker's 34 points (10-of-19 shooting). Deandre Ayton also played a big role and posted a season-high 14 rebounds.

Pelicans vs Suns Odds & Spread

All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: NOP: (+225) | PHO: (-275)
Spread: NOP: +7 (-114) | PHO: -7 (-106)
Total: 225.5 —Over: (-108) | Under: (-112)

The Suns enter this contest as notable home favorites on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 10 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 225.5, which ranks right in the middle of Friday's projected totals.

Pelicans vs Suns Prediction & Pick

Fans are in for a thrilling matchup on Friday. The Pelicans and Suns are two of only five teams in the Western Conference to start 3-1 or better. They are also two teams that rank among the top ten in offensive efficiency as well as shooting percentage. These players know how to score the basketball.

Only one team can emerge victorious, though, and the edge has to go to the Suns. Phoenix is 8-3 straight up in its last 11 games against New Orleans and 6-1 straight up in its last seven home games overall. Devin Booker is averaging a stellar 32.5 points per game and doesn't look to be slowing down.

Ingram has already been ruled out and Williamson remains questionable, so the Suns should roll.

Final Score Prediction: Pelicans: 108 | Suns: 121

Pelicans vs Suns Betting Trends

- New Orleans is 4-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last six away games.
- The total has hit the over in each of New Orleans' last five games.
- Phoenix is 8-3 straight up in its last 11 games against New Orleans.
- The total has hit the over in four Phoenix's last five games against New Orleans.

Pelicans vs Suns Best Bet

As mentioned above, these are teams that know what it takes to succeed on offense. The Pelicans are averaging 122.0 points per game (No. 3 in NBA) and the Suns are not too far behind averaging 116.0 points per game (T-No. 11 in NBA). Both teams also play at a top-18 pace in the league.

The over has hit in each of New Orleans' four games this season and it has also hit in four of its last five head-to-head meetings with Phoenix. CJ McCollum and Jonas Valanciunas have proven to be capable scorers whether Williamson suits up or not. They'll do just enough to force a shootout here.

Bet: Over 225.5 Points (-108)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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