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Hornets visit Suns in NBA clash

New Orleans HornetsPhoenix Suns
Dec 26, 9:00 PM | US Airways Center

New Orleans Hornets vs Phoenix Suns Odds

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The Hornets will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Suns in Phoenix at US Airways Center on Monday in NBA action.

The Hornets will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Suns are 0-0 ATS. New Orleans is 0-0 on the totals; Phoenix is 0-0.

View New Orleans vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening line for this matchup, the Suns sat as 7-point favorites. The total had been pegged by the oddsmakers at 195.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Suns - Hornets odds would favor the Hornets if the lines were set according to power ranks. Phoenix is rated No. 21 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Hornets sit at No. 14. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 2-0 win for the Suns.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Phoenix's No. 11-ranked offense (0 PPG) against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 1 at 0 PPG. The Suns have averaged 0% from the field per game, almost the same as the Hornets have managed so far this season (0% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hornets own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game when on the road. Phoenix, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in home scoring.

Phoenix won its last outing, a 106-103 result against the Spurs on April 13. The Suns covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog, while the 209 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Marcin Gortat scored 21 points and added 13 rebounds for a double-double, leading Phoenix over San Antonio, 106-103, on Wednesday at US Airways Center.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing San Antonio are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Hornets at Suns trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing Phoenix
New Orleans is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Phoenix's last 6 games
Phoenix is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games

Next up:
New Orleans home to Boston, Wednesday, December 28
Phoenix home to Philadelphia, Wednesday, December 28

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