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2023 NBA Handicapping – Hornets vs. Phoenix
(13-35) Charlotte Hornets vs. Phoenix Suns (24-24)
Date: Tuesday, January 24th
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Venue: Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona
Moneyline Odds: Hornets OFF | Suns OFF (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Hornets OFF | Suns OFF
Today’s NBA Betting Total: OFF
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First thing to remember, the road Hornets come into this one off a 120-102 road loss to the Utah Jazz. Also, they entered that one as 9-point underdogs and failed to cover for the first time in three outings.
The home Suns come into this one off a 122-110 home win over the Memphis Grizzlies. They entered that one as 8.5-point underdogs and covered for the third time in as many outings and the fourth time in five games.
The Hornets are 20-26-2 overall against the spread on the season. Also, they are 14-11-2 ATS as the away team and 3-7 ATS in their last 10.
Additionally, the Suns are 25-23 against the spread on the season. Also, they are 14-10 ATS as the home team and 6-4 ATS in their last 10 overall.
So far, these two teams have not faced off during the 2022-23 regular season.
Sunday marks the first of two meetings.
*Editor’s note: Statistics and rankings are current during games Monday night, January 23. Numbers may vary slightly entering games on Tuesday, January 24.
Overall, the Hornets enter this one scoring 112.6 points per game—a number that ranks 22nd in the league.
When looking at the advanced stats, the Hornets score 107.8 points per 100 possessions. That number puts them in the No. 29th spot so far this season, which is only ahead of the dead last Houston Rockets.
Overall, defensively, this team is allowing 118.9 points per game. That number ranks 28th in the Association.
When looking at Defensive Efficiency, this group gives up 113.6 per 100 possessions—a number that also ranks 27th across the league.
To summarize the injury report…
- Cody Martin, SF (OUT—knee)
- LaMelo Ball, PG (Questionable—ankle/wrist)
- Kelly Oubre Jr., SG (OUT—hand)
The Suns enter this one scoring 112.6 points per game—a number that ranks 19th across the NBA.
Also, when looking at the advanced stats, the Suns score 110.8 points per 100 possessions. That number puts them in the No. 20 spot so far this season.
Defensively, this team is allowing 112 points per game. That number ranks 8th in the Association.
When looking at Defensive Efficiency, this group gives up 110.7 per 100 possessions. That number ranks 12th.
To summarize the injury report…
- Deandre Ayton, C (Day-to-Day)
- Cameron Payne, PG (OUT—foot)
- Landry Shamet, SG (OUT—foot)
- Jae Crowder, PF (OUT)
- Devin Booker, SG (OUT—groin)
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Charlotte Hornets vs. Phoenix Suns Betting Trends:
- First, Hornets are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning % greater than .600
- Conversely, Hornets are 1-8-2 ATS in their last 11 Tuesday games
- On the other side, Suns are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Tuesday games
- Finally, Suns are 1-5 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing record
Free Charlotte Hornets vs. Phoenix Suns NBA Prediction:
First things first, note that odds for this game are OFF as of this writing late Monday night, January 23.
That will change as we get closer to tip-off, so keep an eye on the spread against the final prediction below.
Suns Can Win and Still Underwhelm
There’s no reason the Suns shouldn’t get this game straight up even with their injury problems, but there’s also little reason to believe they can blow just about anyone out after winning three straight by an average of just four points.
Give this one to the home Suns, but don’t be shocked when the Hornets keep them from running away with it.
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