NBA Picks: Suns vs. Pelicans Betting PReview

Sunday, November 10, 2013 6:10 PM UTC

Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 6:10 PM UTC

Jeff Hornacek’s club takes the floor at US Airways Center for Sunday’s NBA betting, hosting the New Orleans Pelicans. Let's break down the NBA odds.

<p><span style="font-size:1em">The Phoenix Suns have reeled off a 5-0-1 spread record through their first six contests, while putting up 104.7 PPG in the span’s latest three affairs. </span></p> <p><b>Suns, Morris top Nuggets</b></p> <p><img id="ctl00_head_ArticleAdministrator_picturePreview_imgSelectedPicture" alt="Image preview" class="imgSelectedPicture article-image" src="/picks-pictures/michaelBeasleySuns.jpg" style="font-size:1em" />Phoenix began its two-game homestand with Friday’s 114-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets, collecting as a 1 ½-point favorite. The Suns shot 48.2 percent from the field, including a sizable 9-for-20 mark beyond the arc.</p> <p>Suns forward Markieff Morris came off the bench for a second straight double-double, notching 28 points and 10 boards. Phoenix’ Eric Bledsoe and Miles Plumlee united for 35 points, while adding nine assists and 11 rebounds, respectively.</p> <p>Phoenix held the Nuggets to 16 points in the fourth quarter, while outscoring Denver in fast breaks, 37-32. The battle’s combined 217 points jumped above its ‘total’ of 199 ½, lifting the OVER to 3-1 in the Suns’ last four games.</p> <p><b>Pelicans, Davis edge Lakers</b></p> <p>New Orleans logged its second straight win on the same night, notching a 96-85 triumph against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Pelicans pulled away with a 19-8 run in the contest’s final six minutes, cashing as a nine-point home favorite.</p> <p>New Orleans’ Anthony Davis piled in a season-high 32 points, connecting from the field at a 12-for-18 clip. The second-year forward added 12 boards and six blocks, leading the Pelicans to outrebound Los Angeles by a 50-48 margin.</p> <p>Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday came away with 13 assists and four of his side’s 10 steals, while the duel’s combined 181 points plunged UNDER the ‘total’ of 203 ½. New Orleans sank 17-of-22 free throws, while holding the Lakers to a 38.8 percent night of floor shooting.</p> <p>Tune in Here for the <a href="/nba-basketball/free-picks/nba-picks-sunday-nba-picks-the-day-a-34848/" title="NBA Picks of the Day" target="_blank">NBA Picks of the Day</a>~</p> <p>[gameodds]5/247278/?r-1=19-43-349-192/us[/gameodds]</p> <p><b>Back the Suns as home dogs</b></p> <p>New Orleans opened as a two-point road favorite at Ladbrokes, while the ‘total’ was first posted at 195. The matchup’s initial betting on Phoenix and the UNDER drop the numbers to 1 ½ and 194 ½.</p> <p>I am taking the points with Phoenix as part of Sunday’s sport picks, tailing the early ‘steam.’</p> <p>Phoenix topped the Pelicans in last week’s 104-98 victory as a 9 ½-point road dog, recovering from an early 14-point deficit. Eric Bledsoe had one of his season’s best outings, knocking down 10-of-12 from the floor en route to 25 points.</p> <p>New Orleans has split its first two road affairs, including a 110-90 loss as four-point ‘chalk’ against the Orlando Magic. The Pelicans have gone 3-11 ATS in their last 14 matchups away from home, while overvalued with a 1-6 spread record in their last seven spots that followed double-digit wins.</p> <p>The Suns cashed as home dogs in their season-opener against the Portland Trail Blazers, cruising to a 104-91 victory. Bledsoe and Co. have given up a tight 92.7 PPG on their floor, while ranking seventh in the league overall in field shooting allowed (42.8 percent).</p> <p>Look for Phoenix to pick up another cashed ticket here in an undervalued spot, getting points from <a href="/betting-odds/nba-basketball/" title="NBA Odds" target="_blank">NBA odds </a>makers when they should be a short ‘fave’ instead.</p> <p><strong>NBA Picks: </strong><a href=";book=ladbrokesinarticle" title="Ladbrokes Sportsbook" target="_blank">Phoenix Suns +1 ½ at Ladbrokes</a></p>
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