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(21-51) Phoenix Suns vs. Charlotte Hornets (32-40)
Date: Sunday March 26
Time: 1:00 PM EST
Venue: Spectrum Center – Charlotte, North Carolina
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Sunday NBA ends the week with a 10-game slate that kicks off with the Suns visiting the Hornets in thir second of two inter-conference battles this season.
Round 1 went to Phoenix on March 2, 120-103. Kemba Walker was the high man in that contest with 26, while Marquese Criss led the way for the Suns with 17.
Phoenix rode a hot fourth quarter (26-12) to the 17-point victory.
*All statistics, standings, records, rankings and trends are current as of this writing at 1:00 p.m. ET on Friday, March 24, 2017.
Friday night was an incredible night for basketball. The Sweet 16 wrapped up with victories from Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida (on a walk-off three-pointer), and yet most of the headlines went to the Phoenix Suns in a 10-point loss to the Boston Celtics.
Phoenix guard Devin Booker went HAM for 70 points against the C’s.
You read that right — that is not a typo.
Booker became just the sixth player in NBA history to score 70 points en route to setting a franchise record for points scored in a game. Boston players made it clear following the contest that they not only got the win, but are in a playoff mindset while Phoenix is in a lottery mindset.
But we don’t care about that. The Suns covered the spread and did everything in their power to feed Booker the ball down the stretch.
Even the Boston crowd was cheering for him when it was all said and done. Knock the stat line in a losing effort if you want — when’s the last time you scored 70 points in an NBA game?
Charlotte currently sits in 11th place out East. Their playoff hopes are slowly fading, but they’re not out of it yet, as the eighth-seeded Miami Heat are just three games ahead of them at this juncture.
Against Phoenix, the key will be to control the pace. The Suns run the second-fastest pace in the NBA and will capitalize on easy transition buckets whenever given the chance.
The Suns defense will, of course, allow you to get easy buckets yourself. But while it may be tempting to try to run a team like Phoenix out of the gym, you’re better off slowing it down and forcing the Suns into half-court sets.
If Charlotte can stay disciplined in this one, it won’t have a problem coming away with the win.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Suns are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Suns are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss.
- Suns are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game
- Hornets are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Hornets are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Hornets are 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games
Free Phoenix Suns vs. Charlotte Hornets NBA Prediction:
The line hasn’t been set for this contest as of this writing, but neither of these teams have been great ATS as of late when looking at the above-listed trends, so keep that in mind as the spread is announced.
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What we can say with certainty now, though, is that Booker is not going to put up another insane stat line. This is Kobe Bryant when he had scored 60-plus points just days before dropping 81 on the Toronto Raptors.
This was a very talented young player taking full advantage of a game with no defense and his teammates setting him up to hit the miraculous 7-0.
Booker may explode for another 30 points in this one with his confidence soaring high, but as the Suns team as a whole proved Friday night, not even a Booker sighting is enough to get a win.
Give this one to Charlotte.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Charlotte Hornets 105 – Phoenix Suns 97
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