Phoenix Suns (9-11) at New Orleans Pelicans (6-15)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, December 5, 2019 8:00 PM EST (Smoothie King Center)
Line & Odds: Suns (+145), Pelicans (-170) Spread: (-4) - Over/Under 236
The two teams met back on Nov. 21 in Phoenix, resulting in a 124-121 Pelicans win. Brandon Ingram led all scorers with 28 points on 9-19 shooting. JJ Redick and Jrue Holiday chipped in with 20-plus point performances. Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 25 points in Phoenix's loss.
The Pelicans shot 53 percent from the field and 45 percent from three in the win, but shot just 63 percent from the free throw line. New Orleans is fifth-worst in the league from the line.
The Suns are coming off a 14-point loss to the Magic in Orlando. Star Devin Booker scored 17 points on 7-16 shooting and Frank Kaminsky led the Suns with 23 points. The Suns are 3-7 in their last 10 games. Thursday night's game marks the third of a four-game road trip for Phoenix. The Pelicans have the same record in the same number of games, but have lost six straight games, three at home and three on the road.
New Orleans suffered a 118-97 home loss to the Mavericks the last time out. Ingram put up 24 points, shooting 50 percent from the field. The Pelicans shot just 40 percent from the field and 27 percent from three.
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