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Pacific Division opponents square off when the Phoenix Suns (2-1) host the New Orleans Pelicans (2-1) at PHX Arena, beginning at 10:00 PM ET on Tuesday, December 29, 2020. The Pelicans are underdogs in the game, the first matchup between the squads this season. The matchup has an over/under of .

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of December 29, 2020, 1:07 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Suns vs Pelicans Betting Odds

Injury Report as of December 29

Suns:
Dario Saric: Day To Day (Quad),
Abdel Nader: Out (Concussion),
Jalen Smith: Out (Ankle)

Pelicans:
Wenyen Gabriel: Out (Right Knee)

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Suns Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Devin Booker 70 26.6 4.2 6.5 0.7 0.3 2.0
Deandre Ayton 38 18.2 11.5 1.9 0.7 1.5 0.1
Chris Paul 70 17.6 5.0 6.7 1.6 0.2 1.6
Jae Crowder 20 11.9 5.4 1.8 1.3 0.5 2.9
Dario Saric 66 10.7 6.2 1.9 0.6 0.2 1.3

Pelicans Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Brandon Ingram 62 23.8 6.1 4.2 1.0 0.6 2.4
Zion Williamson 24 22.5 6.3 2.1 0.7 0.4 0.3
JJ Redick 60 15.3 2.5 2.0 0.3 0.2 3.0
Eric Bledsoe 61 14.9 4.6 5.4 0.9 0.4 1.2
Lonzo Ball 63 11.8 6.1 7.0 1.4 0.6 2.3

Shooting Trends

  • The Suns shot 46.8% from the field last season, 0.3 percentage points higher than the 46.5% the Pelicans allowed to opponents.
  • Phoenix went 27-13 against the spread and 26-14 overall when it shot better than 46.5% from the field.
  • New Orleans had a 24-14 record against the spread and a 23-15 record overall when allowing its opponents to make more than 46.8% of their shots from the field.
  • The Pelicans’ 46.5% shooting percentage from the field last season was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Suns gave up to their opponents (47.2%).
  • New Orleans went 17-9-1 against the spread and 17-10 overall when it shot better than 47.2% from the field.
  • Phoenix went 22-8-2 against the spread and 21-11 overall in games it allowed opponents to shoot greater than 46.5% from the field.
  • The Suns’ 35.8% three-point shooting percentage last season was just 0.3 percentage points lower than opponents of the Pelicans shot from beyond the arc (36.1%).
  • Phoenix collected a 23-12 record against the spread and a 23-12 straight-up record in games last season when the team made more than 36.1% of its three-point attempts.
  • New Orleans went 23-13-1 against the spread and 20-17 overall when its opponents shot higher than 35.8% from deep.
  • The Pelicans hit 37% of their shots from three-point distance, which was only 0.7 percentage points greater than the 36.3% the Suns’ opponents averaged last season.
  • New Orleans had a 26-14-2 ATS record and is 24-18 straight-up when the team hit more than 36.3% of its three-point attempts.
  • Phoenix went 27-8-2 ATS and 26-11 overall in games it shot above 37% from deep.
  • The Suns knocked down 11.4 three-pointers per game last season, 2.2 fewer made shots on average than the 13.6 per game the Pelicans allowed.
  • When New Orleans made more three-pointers than its opponents last season, it went 28-13-2 against the spread and 25-18 overall. When Phoenix was out-shot from deep by its opponents, it was 12-25 ATS and 10-27 straight up.
  • The Suns ranked 20th in the NBA in made three-pointers a season ago, while the Pelicans gave up the 14th-fewest made threes in the league.

Suns vs Pelicans Stat Rankings

Suns Rank Suns AVG Pelicans AVG Pelicans Rank
10th 113.6 Points Scored 115.8 5th
20th 113.4 Points Allowed 117.1 27th
25th 43.5 Rebounds 46.5 4th
21st 9.8 Off. Rebounds 11.1 2nd
20th 11.4 3pt Made 13.6 5th
1st 27.2 Assists 26.8 3rd
18th 14.2 Turnovers 15.9 30th

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