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Hornets vs Suns NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Charlotte Hornets at Phoenix Suns
- Where: Phoenix at Footprint Center
- Date: Tuesday, January 24th
- Betting Odds PHO -6.5, CHA +211 | PHO -265 O/U OFF
So far, the Hornets have put together an overall record of 13-35, while going 19-25-4 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.
Not only did the Hornets drop their last game to the Jazz. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 120-102 as 9 point underdogs. Charlotte struggled throughout the game, as they were not able to chip away at a 13 point halftime deficit. In the loss, Terry Rozier led the team in scoring with 23 points on a field goal percentage of 39.1%.
So far, the Suns have put together an overall record of 24-24, while going 24-22-2 vs the spread. Against the Hornets, the Suns are looking to add to their current 3 game winning streak. The average margin of victory across these matchups is 4.0.
The Suns are coming off a 112-110 win over the Grizzlies. This win came despite entering the game as the 8 point underdogs. Phoenix went on to win the game, as they led by 25 heading into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Mikal Bridges, as he contributed 24 points while hitting 38.1% of his shots.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
The Suns are coming off a season in which they defeated Charlotte in both of their games, winning by scores of 137-106 and 106-99. Last year, the Hornets saw a drop in overall scoring when playing the Suns, averaging 102.5 points per game. As for Charlotte, they actually improved their points per game numbers in head-to-head matchups, averaging 135.0 points per contest against the Suns. Across the last 5 matchups between the teams, Charlotte has gone 3-2 vs the spread. However, the Suns actually have a positive scoring margin in these games at +15 points per game. Over the course of these games, they averaged 221 points per game, leading a 2-3 over-under record.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 48 games, the Hornets are averaging 112.4 points per contest, placing them 25th in the NBA. So far, Charlotte is averaging 101.4 possessions per game, making them one of the more up-tempo teams in the league. Yet, they are still a below average group in terms of made shots per game. So far, the Hornets are 15th in fields goals made per contest.
Defensively, Charlotte has had its problems giving up an average of 114.89 points per game (25th).
On offense, Terry Rozier leads the Hornets in scoring at 21.4 points per game, placing him 41st in the NBA. Overall, Rozier has hit 41.4% of his shots while accounting for 21.0% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 24th in points allowed to point-guards. At 15.1 points per game, P.J. Washington is the 2nd leading scorer for the Hornets. For the season, he is 236th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 44.2%.
Through 48 games, the Suns are averaging 112.6 points per contest, placing them 22nd in the NBA. So far, the Suns are averaging 98.0 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. This slow style of play has made a difference in their overall scoring numbers, as Phoenix is just 17th in made field goals per game.
So far, the Suns have played well defensively, as they are ranked 9th in the league at 107.33 points per contest.
Phoenix will be relying on Mikal Bridges to provide a strong scoring performance in today’s game against the Charlotte. Devin Booker has been ruled out. So far this season, Booker has been the team’s leading scorer with an average of 27.1 points per game. Bridges is 2nd on the team with 16.3 points per game, which places him 78.0th in the NBA. In 48 games, he has hit 45.9% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 4.5 rebounds per game.
Hornets vs Suns Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Hornets +6.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over OFF
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