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Hornets host Suns in basketball action

Phoenix SunsNew Orleans Hornets
Dec 30, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

0-2TEAM RECORD2-0

The Hornets will try to cover the spread at New Orleans Arena on Friday when they get a visit from the Suns in basketball action.

The Hornets bring a 2-0 record (2-0 ATS) to the battle against the 0-2 Suns, who are 0-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen New Orleans go 1-1 so far and the Suns go 0-2.

View Phoenix vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hornets sit at No. 14 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Suns are at No. 21 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Hornets will win this game 97-77.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Suns rank No. 15 in the league with 42 per game. That compares with New Orleans’s No. 4 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where New Orleans is the NBA’s No. 29-ranked team at 3 per game, while the Suns rate No. 27 with 3.5 per contest.

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.

Phoenix lost its last outing, a 103-83 result against the 76ers on December 28. The Suns failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 186 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Phoenix was crushed on Wednesday, getting run out of the gym by Philadelphia and falling 103-83 at US Airways Center.

New Orleans won its last outing, a 97-78 result against the Celtics on December 28. The Hornets covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 175 combined points took the game OVER the total. Jarrett Jack scored 21 points leading the Hornets to a 97-78 victory over Boston at New Orleans Arena on Wednesday.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Oklahoma City are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Sacramento are 7-3
After playing Boston are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few Suns at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games when playing New Orleans
Phoenix is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
New Orleans is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix
New Orleans is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Phoenix
New Orleans is 12-5-1 ATS in its last 18 games when playing Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix at Oklahoma City, Saturday, December 31
New Orleans at Sacramento, Sunday, January 1

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