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Pick against the spread, over/under for Suns vs. Pelicans on Sunday

We go over some of the best betting options for Sunday’s matchup between the Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Pelicans.

Phoenix Suns v New Orleans Pelicans - Game Three
CJ McCollum of the New Orleans Pelicans drives to the basket against Cameron Johnson of the Phoenix Suns during the second half of Game Three of the Western Conference First Round game at the Smoothie King Center on April 22, 2022 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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The Phoenix Suns hope to take a commanding 3-1 series lead in the first round against the New Orleans Pelicans when the two teams renew their series Sunday night. The Suns are coming off an impressive 114-111 victory in their first playoff game without Devin Booker this postseason. The Pelicans will hope to level up this series behind strong efforts from Brandon Ingram and CJ McCollum.

The Suns are 2.5-point favorites per DraftKings Sportsbook, with the total set at 215.

Suns vs. Pelicans, 9:30 p.m. ET

Pick ATS: Pelicans +2.5

New Orleans has held its own in this series after the opener, winning outright in Game 2 and keeping things tight in Game 3. Expect another competitive contest in Game 4 with Booker still sidelined. The Pelicans are the more desperate team at home and need this game badly to avoid an elimination scenario on the road for Game 5. The Suns will be in this contest, but back New Orleans to cover the spread and likely win outright in Game 4.

Over/Under: Over 215

This is an odd total considering the last two games have gone over. Even with Booker’s production off the table, both teams are playing efficient basketball offensively. There’s too much scoring on display to think the under will suddenly hit, especially with a slightly lower total.

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