Pelicans vs. Suns Game 1 Prediction

Pelicans vs. Suns Game 1, 4/17/22 NBA Playoffs Betting Predictions

The Suns are laying 10.5 points as home favorites versus the Pelicans in Game 1 of the NBA Conference Quarterfinals at 9:00 p.m. ET on Sunday. With the total also sitting at 225 points, what’s the best value for bettors?

Game Snapshot

531 New Orleans Pelicans (+10.5) at 532 Phoenix Suns (-10.5);o /u 225

9:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, April 17, 2022

Venue: Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ

TV: TNT

New Orleans Pelicans DFS Notes

Brandon Ingram went off for 30 points on 14-of-21 shooting (2-of-4 free throws) to go with six rebounds, six assists, and two turnovers as the Pelicans beat the Clippers 105-101 on Friday night. Ingram had his foot on the gas from the tip in this one. He came out and scored 16 points on 8-of-9 shooting in the first quarter. He hit some tough shots down the stretch to help New Orleans punch their ticket to the postseason after starting the season 1-12. Trey Murphy was also huge down the stretch as he scored 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting (4-of-6 3-pointers) with five rebounds and two assists. He hit some clutch three-pointers to get the Pelicans over the hump after the Clippers took a 13-point lead with 10:51 remaining in the game. He went on to drill three triples over the final 10 minutes and the Pelicans stunned the Clippers on the road. They will travel to Phoenix where they will face the Suns on Sunday at 9:00 pm Eastern Time.

Phoenix Suns DFS Notes

Cameron Payne said that his sore knee is fine and that he’s good to go for Game 1 on Sunday. We just got word that he practiced in full today, and he said himself that he’s “just juiced to play, man!” The enthusiasm is awesome but he’s back in his backup role behind the Point God, so he’s not the best guy to throw into DFS lineups.

Pelicans vs. Suns NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction

The Pelicans are 7-3 against the spread in their last 10 games versus the Suns in Phoenix. They’re also 4-0 against the spread in their last four Conference Quarterfinals games, are 8-3 against the number in their last 11 playoff games as an underdog and have covered in1 3 of their last 18 road games. The Suns, meanwhile, are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games versus an opponent with a losing record, are 2-5 against the number in their last seven games overall and are winless against the spread in their last five games as a favorite.

NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: NEW ORLEANS PELICANS +10.5

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