Pelicans vs. Suns Game 2 Prediction
The Suns are 9.5-point home favorites versus the Pelicans in Game 2 of their NBA Playoffs Conference Quarterfinals matchup at 10:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday night. After barely covering on Sunday night as a double-digit favorite, will Phoenix come through for bettors yet again tonight?
553 New Orleans Pelicans (+9.5) at 554 Phoenix Suns (-9.5); o/u 221.5
10:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Venue: Footprint Center, Phoenix, AZ
New Orleans Pelicans DFS Notes
C.J. McCollum shot 9-of-25 from the floor and 4-of-6 at the line for 25 points, eight rebounds, six assists, three triples, one steal, one block and three turnovers across 43 minutes in Sunday's Game 1 loss to Phoenix. McCollum was ice cold to begin tonight’s game, as he bricked his first six shots through a scoreless first quarter, and he went into the halftime tunnel with just eight points on 2-of-11 shooting with New Orleans down by 19. Things didn’t improve for him much over the second half, and simply put, he’ll need to be significantly better in Game 2 on Tuesday for the Pelicans to have any chance of stealing a game on the road.
Phoenix Suns DFS Notes
Deandre Ayton hit 10-of-15 shots for 21 points, nine rebounds, two assists, one 3-pointer, four blocks and one turnover across 34 minutes in Sunday's Game 1 win over the Pelicans. "A lot of people call us a fluke and we heard the same noise last year," Ayton said during a recent. "And all it does is amp us up." The No. 1 seeded Suns flexed their muscles in a statement Game 1 win over the Pelicans, and at no point was this game particularly close. Ayton dominated his matchup with Jonas Valanciunas, opening the game with five straight makes, and he matched his postseason career-high in swats tonight.
Pelicans vs. Suns Game 2 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
The Pelicans are just 1-5 against the spread in their last six games versus the Suns, are 0-4 against the number in their last four games as an underdog and are 1-5 ATS in their last six games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage above .600. On the other side, the Suns are 4-1 against the spread in their last five playoff games as a favorite and are 4-0 ATS in their last four conference quarterfinals games.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: PHOENIX SUNS -9.5