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Phoenix SunsCharlotte Bobcats
5-6November 22, 2013, 07:00 | Time Warner Cable Arena6-6



The Charlotte Bobcats host Phoenix on Friday, looking to build on their 6-6 mark against the 5-6 Suns in NBA action at Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Suns will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 7-2-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bobcats are 7-4-1 ATS. Phoenix is 6-5 against the total, while Charlotte is 4-7-1 versus the number. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Bobcats Odds and Stats.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 21-rated Suns taking on the No. 29-rated Bobcats in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 89-84 win for the Suns on Friday.

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The Suns were a 113-106 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (219) made winners of OVER bettors. Goran Dragic was dynamite, scoring 31 points and adding 2 rebounds but Sacramento still won, 113-106, over Phoenix on Wednesday at US Airways Center.

Charlotte won its last outing, a 95-91 result against the Nets on November 20. The Bobcats covered in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 186 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Kemba Walker poured in 31 points for Charlotte on Wednesday, as they defeated Brooklyn 95-91 at Time Warner Cable Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Charlotte's No. 30-ranked offense (89 PPG) against a Suns defense that ranks No. 11 at 98.36 PPG. The Bobcats have averaged 40.17% from the field per game, less than the Suns have managed so far this season (45.72% on average).

A few Suns at Bobcats trends to consider:
Phoenix is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Phoenix is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games
Phoenix is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Charlotte is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte's last 5 games
Charlotte is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games at home
Charlotte is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home


Next up:
Phoenix at Orlando, Sunday, November 24th
Charlotte at Milwaukee, Saturday, November 23rd

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