Thursday, January 27 2022

Who’s Playing

New Orleans @ Phoenix

Current Records: New Orleans 1-6; Phoenix 2-3

What to Know

The New Orleans Pelicans have enjoyed the comforts of home their last three games, but now they must head out on the road. After a few days’ rest for both teams, they and the Phoenix Suns will meet up at 10 p.m. ET Nov. 2 at Footprint Center. Phoenix should still be riding high after a win, while the Pelicans will be looking to right the ship.

New Orleans was within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap this past Saturday as they fell 123-117 to the New York Knicks. New Orleans’ defeat came about despite a quality game from center Jonas Valanciunas, who posted a double-double on 27 points and 14 rebounds. That makes it five consecutive games in which Valanciunas has had at least 13 rebounds. Valanciunas’ points were the most he has had all season.

Meanwhile, the Suns bagged a 101-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers this past Saturday. Phoenix got their win on the backs of several key players, and it was shooting guard Devin Booker out in front picking up 27 points and nine assists.

New Orleans is the clear underdog, so they’re hoping it’s the size of the fight that determines this one. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 4-2 against the spread when expected to lose.

When the two teams previously met in February, New Orleans lost to Phoenix at home by a decisive 132-114 margin. Can the Pelicans avenge their loss, or is history doomed to repeat itself? We’ll soon find out.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET
  • Where: Footprint Center — Phoenix, Arizona
  • TV: TNT
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $6.99

Odds

The Suns are a big 11.5-point favorite against the Pelicans, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as an 11.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

New Orleans have won 12 out of their last 20 games against Phoenix.

  • Feb 19, 2021 – Phoenix 132 vs. New Orleans 114
  • Feb 03, 2021 – New Orleans 123 vs. Phoenix 101
  • Dec 29, 2020 – Phoenix 111 vs. New Orleans 86
  • Dec 05, 2019 – Phoenix 139 vs. New Orleans 132
  • Nov 21, 2019 – New Orleans 124 vs. Phoenix 121
  • Apr 05, 2019 – Phoenix 133 vs. New Orleans 126
  • Mar 16, 2019 – Phoenix 138 vs. New Orleans 136
  • Mar 01, 2019 – New Orleans 130 vs. Phoenix 116
  • Nov 10, 2018 – New Orleans 119 vs. Phoenix 99
  • Apr 06, 2018 – New Orleans 122 vs. Phoenix 103
  • Feb 26, 2018 – New Orleans 125 vs. Phoenix 116
  • Nov 24, 2017 – New Orleans 115 vs. Phoenix 91
  • Feb 13, 2017 – New Orleans 110 vs. Phoenix 108
  • Feb 06, 2017 – New Orleans 111 vs. Phoenix 106
  • Dec 11, 2016 – New Orleans 120 vs. Phoenix 119
  • Nov 04, 2016 – Phoenix 112 vs. New Orleans 111
  • Apr 09, 2016 – Phoenix 121 vs. New Orleans 100
  • Dec 18, 2015 – Phoenix 104 vs. New Orleans 88
  • Nov 25, 2015 – New Orleans 120 vs. Phoenix 114
  • Nov 22, 2015 – New Orleans 122 vs. Phoenix 116

Source: CBSSports.com

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