The New Orleans Pelicans head out West to Phoenix for a pivotal Game 5 tonight with the series knotted at 2 (10pm EST). The Blender rocked like the SuperDome in the Game 4 104-88 win on Sunday night. I cannot say enough about how much fun the atmosphere was with all the old school NOLA rap in games 3 and 4. It was basically a huge rowdy dance party!
After taking over the 4th quarters in Game 1 & 3, Chris Paul looked every bit of 37 years old with only 4 points in Game 4. Pels Rookies Jose Alvarado and Herb Jones did a spectacular job defending the superstar point guard.
The story of the series for the Pelicans is Brandon Ingram's 3 straight 30 point games in his first playoff series of career. After the Pels trailed by 2 at half, Ingram took over the 3rd quarter with 16 points.
The story of the series for the Suns is unfortunately the hamstring injury that took Devin Booker down in 3rd quarter of Game 2. The Suns have struggled to replace their leading scorer and really need Cam Johnson or Mikal Bridges to step up.
The Pelicans are a 7 point underdog tonight on the Barstool Sportsbook. I took a +500 Parlay with the Pelicans to win and Over 24.5 CJ McCollum points under Bet With Mintzy in Exclusives. CJ is due a big game and Ingram's Over of 27.5 has gotten too high to take.
The young Pelicans have a ton of momentum and I believe they can pull this upset off! Willie Green has 180ed the culture in just one season and New Orleans is behind them.
On another note, what a weekend we just had in New Orleans! Over 500 new players signed up for the Barstool Sportsbook at the PGA Zurich Clsssic!
We also had an amazing time at a crawfish boil with Trent, Frankie Borelli and the Barstool Sportsbook team. Thanks to Bevi’s Seafood for having us!
I also hit up my old friend the Maple Leaf Saturday night and Frenchmen Street Sunday night. Needless to say, I took it easy Monday to recover.
In Louisiana, don't forget to sign up for the Barstool Sportsbook with code PELICANS and get a free $50 bonus.
We also debuted Barstool New Orleans merchandise in the Barstool Store. Buy a shirt here!