Pelicans vs Suns Prediction, Odds, Pick Today | NBA Betting Preview (Sunday, April 7)

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Kevin Durant #35 of the Phoenix Suns handles the ball during the game against the New Orleans Pelicans. (Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images)

Pelicans vs. Suns Prediction

Sunday, April 7
6 p.m. ET
League Pass
Pelicans Odds
-110 / -110
Suns Odds
-110 / -110
Odds via FanDuel. Get up-to-the-minute NBA odds here.

Here's everything you need to know about Pelicans vs. Suns on Sunday, April 7 — our expert prediction and betting picks for today's game.

The Suns are 6-point favorites on the spread at in Sunday's contest, while total is stationed at over-under 222.5 total points at FanDuel. Read below for my Pelicans vs. Suns pick and prediction.

New Orleans Pelicans

The Pelicans got banged up at the worst time. In two different games against the Orlando Magic, the Pelicans first lost Brandon Ingram to a knee injury, and then had Zion Williamson bang up his finger pretty badly.

They looked like a team rolling into the playoffs playing some of their best basketball and took this terrible turn for the worst in the last few weeks.

Now the Pelicans are struggling to score with CJ McCollum as the lead creator and a depleted bench unit with Trey Murphy now starting.

Coach Willie Green has shown frustration with the Jonas Valanciunas lineups as well and continues to Larry Nance for small ball lineups.

It seems like a coach trying to press different buttons because nothing is working right now.

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Phoenix Suns

The Suns find themselves in the polar opposite position as the Pelicans. Finally healthy! Solving their problems and getting going at the perfect time.

The biggest thing for the recent Suns success has been Bradley Beal as more of a ball handler and creator, and the team shooting a higher volume of 3-pointers. The Suns are finally playing a plethora of shooters.

The defense has to close out to Durant, Booker and Beal, and it leaves Grayson Allen with a league leading 47% 3-point percentage. Eric Gordon and Royce Oneal have also been willing shooters as of late.

The Suns are finally smashing teams, climbing out of play-in tournament position, and becoming one of the threats in the West. Play him here, but also go find some futures odds!

Pelicans vs. Suns

Betting Pick & Prediction

The market read here is more about understanding key NBA numbers and corresponding line movement. Seven points is the most common NBA outcome.

When a line is moving from -6.5 to -7, and we are getting line movement indicators that the market may close at a consensus -7, then holding a -6.5 has blind value obtained due to the CLV relative to the most important NBA hook.

This line just moved to -7 at Caesars, a book that takes high limit action, and it is likely others follow suit.

I'll grab Phoenix -6.5 now.

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