Phoenix Suns vs. Charlotte Bobcats - 2/1/14
Charlotte Bobcats (21-27) at Phoenix Suns (28-18)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 9:00 pm (US Airways Center)
The Line: Phoenix Suns -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns look to stay hot tonight when they meet up with the Charlotte Bobcats at the US Airways Center.
The Bobcats have won four of their last six and will be looking to build on a 110-100 win over the Lakers tonight when they take on the Suns. Gerald Henderson scored 20 points while Ramon Sessions added nine points and 13 assists, but this game was all about Al Jefferson who matched a career-high with 40 points and 18 rebounds. Kemba Walker was a chance to play against the Lakers last night but suffered a setback in his recovery so his status for tonight's game is questionable at best. Charlotte is now 21-27 overall and 10-14 on the road where they've won three of four.
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Meanwhile, the Suns have won six of their last seven games and are coming off yet another win over the Pacers, delivering them just their second loss at home all season. Goran Dragic ran rings around the league's best defense to score 28 points and seven assists while the Morris twins combined for 31 points off the bench as the Suns shot out to an early lead before scrapping their way to a win with a strong fourth quarter. Phoenix started the season as one of the biggest surprises, but they've been able to sustain it and should be recognized as a decent team given that their record is 28-18.
In ATS trends, the Bobcats are 15-6-1 ATS in their last 22 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games against a team with a winning record, while the Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a win and 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record.
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