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AustinsProps' Friday NBA Article Pick - 12/9
Phoenix Suns @ New Orleans Pelicans
Diving into this game I love Phoenix tonight. This team isn’t the same team on the road, I get that however they have covered the last 3 games and with Chris Paul back inserted to this lineup I think this spot for the Suns is an excellent bounce back game after getting embarrassed by Boston 125-98. The Suns beat NO’s earlier this season 124-111 and I think this matchup could be a similar outcome.
The Pelicans will be shorthanded as they already ruled out Brandon ingram, Herb Jones, and likely will be missing Chris Paul’s dad Jose Alvarado. The Pelicans have had a great year thus far, but without ingram I think the Suns actually can matchup with the Pelicans really well.
This will be a slower pace game with CP3 back running the point which will benefit the Suns immensely against a young run and gun pelicans team. If the Suns stars show up they should put themselves in an excellent position to win this game tonight.
I’m laying 1 unit on today’s play. I expect this to be a competitive battle but ultimately give me PHO moneyline tonight!
SUNS ML @ -118