The nightcap of Tuesday’s NBA Playoffs tripleheader slate features the defending Western Conference Champion Phoenix Suns hosting the New Orleans Pelicans. Based on the records that these two teams compiled during the regular season, few expected this series to be very competitive. When Devin Booker exited Game 2 with a hamstring injury, the complexion of this Pelicans vs Suns series completely changed. The 64-win Suns now find themselves tied up at two games apiece with the 36-win Pelicans. Needless to say, tonight’s Pelicans vs Suns Game 5 clash is one you’ll want to know how to watch!
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NBA Western Conference Playoffs First Round — Game 5 (Series tied 2-2)
(8) New Orleans Pelicans (36-46, 17-24 Away) vs. (1) Phoenix Suns (64-18, 32-9 Home)
Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2022
Time: 10 PM EST
Venue: Footprint Center — Phoenix, AZ
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New Orleans Pelicans Injury Report
Phoenix Suns Injury Report
Out: Devin Booker (hamstring)
Pelicans vs Suns Odds
Moneyline: NOP: (+220) | PHX: (-275)
Point Spread: NOP: +6.5 (-115) | PHX: -6.5 (-105)
Total: 214.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Pelicans vs Suns Stats
Pelicans have successfully outrebounded their opponent in nine of their last ten games overall.
The game total has gone OVER in five of the Pelicans’ last six games.
The game total has stayed UNDER in five of the Suns’ last six home games.
Road teams have won five of the last seven Pelicans vs Suns head-to-head meetings.
Pelicans have averaged 109.5 points per game (PPG) this season (No. 20 in NBA).
Suns have averaged 114.6 PPG this season (No. 5 in NBA).
Pelicans have allowed 110.1 PPG this season (No. 13 in NBA).
Suns have allowed 107.6 PPG this season (No. 10 in NBA).
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Pelicans vs Suns Prediction
When it comes to this Western Conference First Round series, we can pretty much throw the win-loss records of both teams out the window. The Pelicans are hardly the same team that started the season out by winning one of their first 13 and three of their first 19 games. Acquiring C.J. McCollum at the trade deadline has suddenly made the New Orleans backcourt one to fear. Alongside leading scorer Brandon Ingram, McCollum creates a dynamic duo that is even tough for the suffocating Suns defense to contain.
On the Phoenix side of things, losing Devin Booker for the remainder of this First Round series was a crushing blow. It completed shifted how oddsmakers have priced these teams and how many have been making their Pelicans vs Suns prediction. Even with McCollum, many felt that the Pels were no match for the 64-win Suns. Remove Booker from that 64-win team and Phoenix is suddenly desperate for role players to step up alongside Chris Paul on the offensive end.
In Game 3 of this series, the Suns were able to win without Booker thanks to everything flowing through Paul. In Sunday’s Game 4, the Pelicans were effective in keeping the basketball out of Paul’s hands. CP3 still totaled 11 assists, he only scored four points. For New Orleans to pull the upset tonight, a similar defensive game plan must be successfully deployed. While the Pelicans should be able to keep Game 5 tight throughout, the fact that the Suns are playing at home will help boost the performance of Deandre Ayton and other role players.
Pelicans vs Suns Prediction: Suns 109, Pelicans 104
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