Phoenix Suns vs. New Orleans Pelicans: 12/29/2020 Matchup Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on December 29, 2020

The Phoenix Suns (2-1) are favored by 3 points against the New Orleans Pelicans (2-1) on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 10:00 PM ET. The matchup airs on TNT. The point total for the matchup is set at 222.5.

Betting Information

Suns vs Pelicans Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Suns -3 -110 -110 222.5 -110 -110
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Head to Head

New Orleans has a 7-3 record in the last 10 head-to-head meetings with Phoenix.

Suns vs Pelicans in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/5/2019 Pelicans Pelicans -4 235.5 -178 148 Regular Season 139-132 PHO
11/21/2019 Suns Suns -3.5 234 -163 136 Regular Season 124-121 NO
4/5/2019 Suns Regular Season 133-126 PHO
3/16/2019 Pelicans Regular Season 138-136 PHO
3/1/2019 Suns Regular Season 130-116 NO
11/10/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 119-99 NO
4/6/2018 Suns Regular Season 122-103 NO
2/26/2018 Pelicans Regular Season 125-116 NO
11/24/2017 Suns Regular Season 115-91 NO
2/13/2017 Suns Regular Season 110-108 NO
  • 12/5/2019 DNP – Suns: Deandre Ayton, Aron Baynes Pelicans: Zion Williamson
  • 11/21/2019 DNP – Suns: Deandre Ayton, Ricky Rubio, Aron Baynes Pelicans: Zion Williamson
  • Suns Betting Information

    • Phoenix was good against the spread last season, posting a 37-34-2 record.
    • The Suns posted a losing record of 11-12-1 against the spread when the spread was -3 or higher.
    • Phoenix and its opponents converted the over just 35 times in 73 (47.9%) games last season.
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    Pelicans Betting Information

    • New Orleans’ record against the spread was 34-34-4.
    • When they were at least 3-point underdogs, the Pelicans fared well, going 13-9-1 against the spread.
    • In most of New Orleans’ games this season, the teams combined to hit the over (38 out of 72 games, 52.8%).
    Bet on the New Orleans Pelicans to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Suns and their opponents combined to score more than 222.5 points in 63% of their games last season (46 of 73 opportunities).
    • New Orleans and its opponents combined to score more than 222.5 points in 69.4% of their games last season (50 of 72 chances).
    • The Suns and the Pelicans saw their opponents average a combined 8.0 more points per game last season than the point total of 222.5 set for this matchup.
    • The average over/under the Suns had set in games last year was 4.5 more points than this outing’s point total.
    • The average total for Pelicans games last season was 10.5 more points than the point total of 222.5 in this outing.
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    Suns Leaders

    • Devin Booker contributed 26.6 points per game last season.
    • Deandre Ayton collected 11.5 rebounds a game and Chris Paul dished out 6.7 assists per outing.
    • Jae Crowder knocked down 2.9 threes per game a season ago.
    • Paul collected 1.6 per game. Ayton averaged 1.5 blocks a game.

    Pelicans Leaders

    • Brandon Ingram put up 23.8 points per game last season.
    • Steven Adams collected 9.2 rebounds per game and Lonzo Ball dished out 7.0 assists per outing.
    • JJ Redick was prolific from the three-point line a season ago, knocking down 3.0 per game.
    • Ball grabbed 1.4 per game. Adams averaged 1.1 blocks an outing.
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