Hornets vs. Suns - 3/1/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Phoenix Suns (15-44) at Charlotte Hornets (30-28)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Time Warner Cable Arena)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -12.5 -- Over/Under: 206.5 See the Latest Odds
The Phoenix Suns and Charlotte Hornets meet Tuesday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Phoenix Suns look for back-to-back wins for the first time since Dec 7-9. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 100.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 107.6 points on 47.2 percent shooting. Mirza Teletovic is averaging 10.9 points and 3.3 rebounds while Devin Booker is averaging 10.6 points and 1.8 assists. Archie Goodwin is dishing 2.1 assists and Jon Leuer is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Suns are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.3 rebounds per game. The Phoenix Suns have lost 15 straight road games.
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The Charlotte Hornets look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 101.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 100.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 20.5 points and 5.1 assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 14.2 points and 6.3 rebounds. Jeremy Lin is dishing 3.2 assists and Marvin Williams is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Hornets are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won five of their last six home games.
The Suns are 6-20 ATS in their last 26 road games and 15-32 ATS in their last 47 games overall. The Hornets are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Suns are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Charlotte and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
The Suns are downright trash due to injuries and a lack of talent, and they haven't won a road game in what feels like forever. The Hornets should have little trouble winning this contest by a lot. The thin Suns can't keep up.