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New Orleans favored by 5.5 against Phoenix on Friday

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

Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

38-40TEAM RECORD45-33

The New Orleans Hornets host Phoenix on Friday, looking to build on their 45-33 mark against the 38-40 Suns in NBA action at New Orleans Arena.

Supporters of the Suns have seen them go 38-40 and 37-39-2 ATS so far this season, while the Hornets are at 45-33 and 38-37-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Hornets are 28-49-1, while the Suns are 39-39.

View Phoenix vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Hornets in this one will find them as 5.5-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 199.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 14-rated Hornets and the No. 20-ranked Suns, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 101-99 result in favor of the Hornets.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Orleans's No. 27-ranked offense (95.1 PPG) against a Suns defense that ranks No. 26 at 105.5 PPG. The Hornets have averaged 46% from the field per game, less than the Suns have managed so far this season (47% on average).

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Suns own the league's No. 24-rated mark, allowing 106.9 points per game when on the road. New Orleans, on the other hand, rates No. 25 in home scoring.

Phoenix was a 108-98 winner in its last match on the road against the Timberwolves. They covered the 4.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 206 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Marcin Gortat scored 20 points and added 16 rebounds for a double-double, leading Phoenix over Minnesota, 108-98, on Wednesday at Target Center.

New Orleans won its last outing, a 101-93 result against the Rockets on April 6. The Hornets covered in that game as a 3-point favorite, while the 194 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Chris Paul scored 28 points and added 10 assists for a double-double, leading New Orleans over Houston, 101-93, on Wednesday at New Orleans Arena.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 4-6
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Memphis are 5-5
After playing Houston are 6-4
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
Phoenix is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Phoenix's last 13 games when playing New Orleans
Phoenix is 5-10-1 ATS in its last 16 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing at home against Phoenix
New Orleans is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
New Orleans is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 9 of New Orleans's last 13 games when playing Phoenix

Next up:
Phoenix at Dallas, Sunday, April 10
New Orleans at Memphis, Sunday, April 10

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