Suns vs. Pelicans Game 4 Prediction
The Suns are 2.5-point road favorites versus the Pelicans, while the total for the Game 4 NBA Conference Quarterfinals matchup is sitting at 215.5. What’s the best bet when it comes to this 9:30 p.m. ET matchup?
527 Phoenix Suns (-2.5) at 528 New Orleans Pelicans (+2.5); o/u 215.5
9:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, April 24, 2022
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
Phoenix Suns DFS Notes
Chris Paul scored 28 points on 10-of-18 shooting (1-of-6 3-pointers) and dished out 14 assists with four rebounds, and one steal as the Suns beat the Pelicans in Game 3 on Friday. With Devin Booker (hamstring) out, many people assumed that would mean a lot more shots for Chris Paul. He shot a couple more shots, but nothing major compared to the 16 that he took in the first two games. The Point God was masterful running the show on offense though, and he made sure to spread the wealth around but also made some huge shots late. He also tallied his third straight double-double, and he now has turned it over just two total times in three games this postseason. We expect the big nights and the double-doubles to continue as long as Booker is out of the lineup.
New Orleans Pelicans DFS Notes
C.J. McCollum scored 30 points to go with seven assists, four rebounds, four triples, two steals, and one block but the Pelicans lost to the Suns 114-111 at home on Friday night. McCollum wasn’t super efficient to start this one, but he was able to make the stat line look prettier as the game went on. He shot 11-of-23 from the floor and just 4-of-11 from deep, and he even struggled from the foul line going 4-of-8. He shot 36.0% and 38.9% from the floor in games 1 and 2, so he is yet to have an efficient floor game in this series. We will see if he can change that on Sunday night for Game 4 in New Orleans.
Suns vs. Pelicans Game 4 NBA Playoffs Betting Prediction
The over is 7-0 in the last seven meetings between these two teams in New Orleans and is 11-4 in the last 15 meetings between these two teams overall. The over is also 7-1 in the Suns’ last eight playoff games as a favorite, is 18-8 in their last 26 games following a win and are 10-3 in their last 13 games versus a team with a losing record. On the other side, the over is 4-0 in the Pelicans’ last four games as a home dog, is 4-1 in their last five games overall and is 4-1 in their last five games coming off a loss.
NBA PLAYOFFS BETTING PREDICTION: SUNS/PELICANS OVER 215.5