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Hornets take on Suns in hoops contest

New Orleans HornetsPhoenix Suns
March 25, 10:00 PM | US Airways Center

New Orleans Hornets vs Phoenix Suns Odds

41-31TEAM RECORD36-34

US Airways Center will feature Suns vs. Hornets action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

Phoenix will face the 41-31 Hornets, who own a 34-35-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Suns are 35-35 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hornets are 25-46-1 favoring the OVER.

View New Orleans vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Phoenix opened as 3-point favorites, while the NBA total was set at 196 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 13-rated Hornets taking on the No. 18-rated Suns in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 102-100 win for the Hornets on Friday.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Phoenix's No. 22-rated squad against New Orleans's No. 21-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Phoenix rates No. 3 in the league with 8.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 23 with 5.4 per outing.

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.4 points per game. Phoenix, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the league in scoring at home.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 121-117 winner as they battled the Jazz on the road. The Hornets failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 238 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Hornets got a 29-point performance from David West as New Orleans ran past Utah 121-117 on Thursday at EnergySolutions Arena.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 114-106 winner at home against the Raptors. They covered the 7.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (220) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Aaron Brooks went off for 25 points and added 4 rebounds leading Phoenix over Toronto, 114-106, on Wednesday at US Airways Center.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing LA Lakers are 3-7
After playing Utah are 9-1
After a win are 3-7

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

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 UNDER in 10 of New Orleans's last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games on the road
New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans
Phoenix is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Phoenix's last 8 games
Phoenix is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing New Orleans

Next up:
New Orleans at LA Lakers, Sunday, March 27
Phoenix home to Dallas, Sunday, March 27