Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Playoffs Game 6 Betting Preview & Predictions

As expected, the Suns managed to win Game 5 and take the lead in the series again. But Game 6 will be played in New Orleans and the Suns struggled in their last game in Louisiana. Will the Suns close the series out or will the Pelicans force Game 7?

Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans Game 6 Betting Tips and Odds

Suns -1.5 @ -110

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Over 214.5 @ -110

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Some series in the first round of the NBA playoffs are already over, but the Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans series is still going strong. After a win in Game 5, the Suns have a chance to close the series out with a win in Game 6. However, Game 6 will be played in New Orleans and the Suns will once again be without Devin Booker. Still, the are the favorites to win this game.

Phoenix Suns Stats:

Record (Regular Season +Playoffs): 67-20

ATS: 47-40-0

Over/Under: 43-43-1

The Pelicans were thoroughly beaten in Game 5 since they lost the game by 15 points. But the series is not over yet and the Pelicans will host the next game, so they have reasons to be optimistic. If New Orleans manages to win Game 6, it will all come down to Game 7 in Phoenix, which is something that all Pelicans’ fans would’ve gladly accepted before the start of the series.

New Orleans Pelicans Stats:

Record (Regular Season + Playoffs): 40-49

ATS: 43-43-1

Over/Under: 35-50-2

So, here are my picks and predictions for Thursday’s NBA matchup between the Phoenix Suns and the New Orleans Pelicans

Game 6 Info for Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans

Date/Time: Thursday, April 28, 2022, 7:30 p.m. ET
TV: TNT (Where to Watch the Game)
Location: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA

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Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans Game 6 Odds Analysis

Although the Suns are the favorites to win Game 6, the spread on their win is set at just 1.5 points, so the bookies expect a pretty close game. In fact, the odds on Suns winning on money line are -125, which is pretty good since we expected a bit lower odds and a bit higher spread.

Meanwhile, if you want to bet on total points, the line is set at 214.5 points. This is understandable since the line for last game was at 215.5 total points and the game ended with 209 points being scored. So, a small drop was expected. In any case, if you want to bet on this game and other NBA games, check our NBA playoffs parlay picks before you place a bet.

Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Pelicans Game 6 Picks

Now that we covered some of the basic stats for Suns vs Pelicans Game 6, it’s time to share our predictions for this game with you. However, make sure to check our daily NBA predictions if you want to see out betting tips for other NBA games as well.

Phoenix Suns to Cover the Spread (-1.5) @ -110 (Odds via Bet365)

The Suns struggled in Game 4 in New Orleans and many doubted that they’ll be able to turn things around in their favor in Game 5, but with the quality and experience on their side, the Suns won that game in a convincing manner. Chris Paul once again lead the team with 22 points and 11 assists, putting his poor performance from Game 4 behind him.

We also saw Mikal Bridges stepping up with 31 points, in addition to his usual defensive contribution. All in all, the Suns are deep enough to manage without Devin Booker, at least against a team like New Orleans. Let’s not forget that the Pelicans are also missing Zion Williamson. In any case, we expect Phoenix to close the series out with a win in Game 6.

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Over 214.5 Total Points @ -110 (Odds via Caesars)

We’ve seen different types of games when it comes to points in this series, with three of them going over and two going under total points. The last game ended with 209 points, but we can see the next game going over since both games that were played in New Orleans have gone over too.

Simply put, the Pelicans are doing much better offensively at home and we don’t doubt that they will deliver their share of points in Game 6. But we also expect Phoenix to win, so it’s only logical to expect the game to go over 214.5 total points.

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Our Bonus Player Prop Pick: Deandre Ayton Over 20.5 Total Points @ -115 (Odds via DraftKings)

In the three games that Booker missed due to his injury, Ayton averaged a bit over 23 points, although he failed to go over in one of them by scoring 19 points. Still, it’s clear that him and Chris Paul are the ones that need to step up on offense to make up for the loss of Booker’s points.

With that in mind, we expect another good performance by Deandre Ayton on that end of the floor, especially since he is going up against Jonas Valanciunas, who is not known as a great defender.

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