Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction 3/15/2024

The Phoenix Suns (38-28) travel to face off against the Charlotte Hornets (17-49) on Friday, March 15th. This game will be played at Spectrum Center in Charlotte and televised on NBA. The Hornets are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Suns are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Grizzlies. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Suns Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Suns were defeated by the Celtics in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 127-112. Turning the tide, the Suns picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 65-60.

Coming into today’s game, the Suns hold an overall record of 38-28 and have gone 1-2 in their last three games. In Western Conference matchups, the Suns are 22-19 and 16-9 in non-conference games.

Phoenix has an ATS record of 25-40 for this season, which includes their current four game losing streak against the spread. The Suns have failed to cover the spread in four straight games as the favorite and are 7-11 vs. the spread as the underdog.

The Hornets Are Coming Off A Win

In their latest game against the Grizzlies, Miles Bridges was the top scorer for the Hornets’ offense, scoring 27 points and shooting 12/21 from the field. Vasilije Micic also contributed 25 points as the Hornets won by a score of 110-98 vs. the Grizzlies.

The Hornets are 2-3 in their last five games and have an overall record of 17-49. Currently, they are 13th in the Eastern Conference and are the 4th place team in the Southeast division.

Charlotte comes in with an overall ATS record of 26-38 so far this season. On the road, the Hornets have an ATS record of 13-21 compared to a 13-17 record vs. the spread at home.

Suns Offense Breakdown

Leading up to today’s matchup, the Suns are one of the NBA’s top offenses, averaging 116.9 points per game (12th).

On offense, the Suns are 12th in the NBA in scoring at 116.9 points per game. Interestingly, they are averaging the same number of points on the road as they are at home (116.9 PPG).

When it comes to pace, Phoenix is 15th in the league with an average of 98.5 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, the Suns are 5th at 49% and are also 6th in true shooting percentage.

One area where the Suns have excelled is getting to the free-throw line. They are 3rd in the NBA in free throw attempts and 2nd in made free throws at 19.9 per game. In terms of assists, Phoenix is 14th in the league with an average of 26.5 per contest.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

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This season, the Charlotte offense is ranked 29th in the NBA in scoring at 107.1 points per game.

Despite being one of the slowest-paced teams in the league, the Hornets have managed to score 107.1 points per game this season, which ranks 29th in the NBA. In terms of scoring at home, they are averaging 108.3 points per game.

So far this season, Charlotte has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 33.3% of their games. When it comes to field goal percentage, the Hornets are shooting 45% from the field, which is 27th in the league.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hornets are making an average of 11.9 threes per game, which is 22nd in the NBA. Overall, they are shooting 35% from beyond the arc.

Suns Team Defense

Currently, the Suns’ defense holds the 16th rank in the NBA, allowing 114.5 points per game. Phoenix struggled on the boards in their last game vs. the Celtics, giving up 19. For the game, Boston scored 127 points in the game.

Hornets Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Hornets’ defense is giving up an average of 117.0 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 57.4% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.4% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Suns And Hornets

For today’s matchup, we project Kevin Durant to lead the scoring for the Suns, putting up 28 points and shooting at a rate of 10/20. During this season, he is delivering an average of 28.3 points per game, along with 6.6 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Miles Bridges to be the top scorer for the Hornets. Our projection has him finishing the game with 22, and he is expected to secure 8 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 46.2%, and he is contributing 21.5 points per game on average.

Suns vs Hornets Trends

  • Across the Suns last five road games, the team averaged 113 points per game while allowing 116. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-4, while going 2-3 straight-up.
  • Across their last five home contests, Charlotte has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-4, while averaging 105 points per game.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Hornets have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • The last ten games that Phoenix was favored, they have an ATS mark of 4-6 while going 7-3 straight up.

Suns vs Hornets Prediction

In this Suns vs. Hornets matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Hornets at +9.5. While we project the Suns to win 113-108, our recommendation is to bet on the Hornets for the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 217.5, and our model projects the Suns and Hornets to reach a combined total of 221 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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