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Suns vs. Pelicans odds, line: 2022 NBA picks, Jan. 4 prediction from proven computer model

The New Orleans Pelicans will take on the Phoenix Suns at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday at Smoothie King Center. New Orleans is 13-24 overall and 7-10 at home, while Phoenix is 28-8 overall and 12-4 on the road. The Suns have won two of their last three games, while the Pelicans have lost three of their last four.  

The Suns have won four of the last five games between the teams. Phoenix is favored by seven points in the latest Pelicans vs. Suns odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 224.5. Before entering any Suns vs. Pelicans picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit on its top-rated NBA picks over the past three-plus seasons. The model enters Week 12 of the 2021-22 NBA season on a stunning 50-27 roll on all top-rated NBA picks, returning almost $2,000. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Pelicans vs. Suns. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Suns vs. Pelicans:

  • Pelicans vs. Suns spread: Pelicans +7
  • Pelicans vs. Suns over-under: 224.5 points

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What you need to know about the Pelicans

The Pelicans lost to the Utah Jazz on Monday, 115-104. Brandon Ingram struggled as he finished with just 10 points on 3-for-18 shooting in his 31 minutes on the court. The Pelicans trailed by as many as 15 points in the fourth quarter despite Jonas Valanciunas‘ efforts as he had 25 points and nine assists. 

Josh Hart had 15 points and nine assists on Monday as New Orleans dropped to 8-15 against Western Conference teams. Tomas Satoransky is the only Pelican in health and safety protocols, although Zion Williamson (foot) remains out. New Orleans’ key to win is by crashing the boards as the team ranks fourth in both total rebounds and offensive rebounds, led by Valanciunas whose 11.9 boards is fifth in the NBA.

What you need to know about the Suns

Phoenix embarrassed the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, 133-99 as the Suns raced out to a 73-47 halftime lead and never let up. The top scorer for the Suns was Devin Booker (24 points) while second-year player, Jalen Smith, had a career-high of 19 points to go along with 12 rebounds.

Deandre Ayton, Jae Crowder, Abdel Nader, JaVale McGee, and Landry Shamet are in the league’s health and safety protocols. With Frank Kaminsky (knee) and Dario Saric (knee) also out, Smith is the only player above 6-foot-9 available for Tuesday. Phoenix will attempt to mitigate New Orleans’ size advantage by converting from outside the paint as the Suns rank seventh in 3P percentage and second in overall FG percentage.

How to make Pelicans vs. Suns picks

The model has simulated Suns vs. Pelicans 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 70 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Pelicans vs. Suns? And which side of the spread hits in almost 70 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the Suns vs. Pelicans spread you need to jump on Tuesday, all from the model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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