4/22/22 9:30PM Eastern Time
Spread: Suns-1.5 / Pelicans+1.5
Moneyline: Suns-120 / Pelicans+105
Total: Over/Under 216.5
Game 3 of this 7 game series takes place at the Smoothie King center where the #1 overall seed Suns will be without Devin Booker. D-Book went down in Game 2 with a hamstring issue late in the 3rd quarter in an eventual loss at home. The Suns have seen the Under hit in 6 of their L7 and 4 of their L5 road games. Without their leading scorer the Suns will slow things down and attempt to run their offense through big man Deandre Ayton. The Pelicans Jonas Valanciunas has been the better big in this series and he’s done it with physicality. He’s grabbed 38 rebounds to Ayton’s 18 and Ayton’s been on the court for 11 more minutes than Jonas. The Suns defense will need to make up for the loss of Booker and they’re known to show up following a straight up loss. After a SU loss the Under has hit in 20 of their L26 games. The Pelicanss are also trending Under, following a SU win the Under has hit in 8 of their L9 and 34 of their L51. The Under is also 8-1 when the Pelicans are coming off 2 days rest. Without Booker this game will turn into a dog fight, and it’ll be tough for either Offense to find a rhythm.
Courtside Players Club 1 Unit: Suns/Pelicans Under 216.5