New Orleans Hornets vs Phoenix Suns Odds
The NBA betting slate features a clash between Phoenix and New Orleans on Friday, with the host Suns trying to win for fans supporting them with their cheers and their money.
Supporters of the Hornets have seen them go 3-7 and 6-4 ATS so far this season, while the Suns are at 5-7 and 3-9 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Suns are 7-5, while the Hornets are 6-4.
The visitors opened this morning as 4.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark (including 5Dimes), while the total was hovering around 194 at BetOnline and other shops.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Suns at No. 30 and the Hornets at No. 14 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 95-93 result in favor of the Suns.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 10-ranked offense, averaging 99.6 PPG, against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 17 at 98.7 PPG. The Suns field goal percentage has averaged 44.3% so far, more than the Hornets shooters have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hornets own the league's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 103.5 points per game when playing on the road. Phoenix, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in scoring on their home court.
New Orleans lost its last outing, a 115-107 result against the Pacers on November 21. The Hornets failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog, while the 222 combined points took the game OVER the total. Robin Lopez poured in 21 points and chipped in with 13 rebounds in a losing cause for New Orleans on Wednesday, as the Pacers rolled to a 115-107 victory over New Orleans at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Suns were a 114-87 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the total score (201) made winners of UNDER bettors. Phoenix cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Portland out of the gym and running up a 114-87 score at US Airways Center.
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Denver are 3-7
After playing Indiana are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Portland are 8-2
After a win are 2-8
A few Hornets at Suns trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Orleans's last 9 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
New Orleans is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
New Orleans is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix's last 9 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix's last 10 games
Phoenix is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Phoenix is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against New Orleans
New Orleans at Denver, Sunday, November 25
Phoenix at Philadelphia, Sunday, November 25