number 1 seed Phoenix Sun Hoping to return to the NBA Finals for the second year in a row, will begin his playoff run on Sunday. They do so against the start of the first round of the NBA playoffs at home. New Orleans Pelicans, who earned the No. 8 seed after coming out of the play-in games. Tip-off is at 9 p.m. ET at the Footprint Center (on TNT). below, we see Pelicans vs Sun Odds and LinesAnd choose our NBA experts, make predictions and bets.
The Pelicans finished the regular season in ninth place. They made it to the playoffs after beating the San Antonio Spurs 113-103 and then the Los Angeles Clippers 105-101 on Wednesday in the play-in tournament. F Brandon Ingram He had 30 points in the win over the Clippers.
The Sons finished the regular season with a franchise-record 64 wins, giving them the best record in the NBA and a home-court advantage after a full season. They ended the season winning 11 of their last 15 matches. The league had the best record in both categories, with similar 32–9 records at home and on the road.
Pelicans at Sun Odds and Lines
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- money line: Pelicans +440 (bet $100 to win $440) | Sons-650 (bet $100 to win $650)
- Against Spread (ATS): Pelicans +10.5 (-112) | Sun -10.5 (-108)
- Over/Under (O/U): 224.5 (O:-108 | U:-112)
Major Injuries to Pelicans and Suns
- PF Zion Williamson (leg) out
- sg landry shemato (leg) suspicious
Pelican at Sun Pick and Prediction
Sun 122, Pelican 104
The Sons (-650) had the league’s best home record, while the Pelicans were leading 17–24 on the road. The Suns are at full strength and resting, while the Pelicans had just two games to play to get here.
The Sons won three out of four games in the one-off, regular-season series, and I hope they win on Sunday, but the -650 price doesn’t make sense as a bet. You can incorporate sans money line play into a parle bet.
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against the spread
Each of the Sun’s three regular-season wins over the Pelicans was 12 points or more. A Pelicans win when the Suns were missing PG Chris Paul and PG Cameron Payne,
The Suns went 19-22 ATS at home this season. The Pelicans were 20–21 ATS on the road in the regular season.
The Pelicans are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 matches. The Sons took a 5-5 ATS in their last 10, resting at the start.
Take Sun -10.5 (-108),
Two out of four games between the two were under 220. The other two had 233 and 246 marks.
The Sons averaged 117.7 points per game after the All-Star break.
Expect the resting Sans team to roll aggressively.
Take greater than 224.5 (-108),
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