Suns vs. Hornets - 1/6/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (17-17) at Phoenix Suns (12-25)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Talking Stick Resort Arena)
The Line: Phoenix Suns +1.5 -- Over/Under: 206 See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Hornets and Phoenix Suns square off Wednesday night at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
The Charlotte Hornets need a nice road win to get a game above a .500 record. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 101.8 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 100.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 19.3 points and 4.9 assists while Jeremy Lin is averaging 11.9 points and 3.1 assists. Marvin Williams is grabbing 6.8 rebounds and Cody Zeller is dishing one assist. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.5 turnovers per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost five straight road games. Nicolas Batum and Jeremy Lamb are questionable.
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The Phoenix Suns need a victory in order to snap a nine-game losing streak. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 102.6 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 106.3 points on 47.5 percent shooting. Brandon Knight is averaging 19.6 points and 5.3 assists while T.J. Warren is averaging 11.4 points and 3.4 rebounds. Markieff Morris is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Jon Leuer is dishing 1.3 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Suns are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 15.7 turnovers per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost five of their last seven home games.
The Hornets are 23-11-3 ATS in their last 37 road games vs. a team with a losing home record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Suns are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 home games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Hornets are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Suns are a downright mess and that's not going to change with Eric Bledsoe sidelined for the rest of the season. The Hornets should have no problem getting this victory on the road with Kemba and others leading the way.