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NBA odds preview - Hornets vs. Suns

New Orleans HornetsPhoenix Suns
April 1, 9:00 PM | US Airways Center

New Orleans Hornets vs Phoenix Suns Odds

13-39TEAM RECORD25-26

The visiting Hornets hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at US Airways Center against the Suns.

The Suns bring a 25-26 record (26-25 ATS) to the battle against the 13-39 Hornets, who are 26-26 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Phoenix go 19-30-2 so far and the Hornets go 24-26-2.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Suns, currently No. 21 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Hornets, who rate No. 24 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 93-90 victory for the Suns.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hornets rank No. 24 in the league with 41.2 per game. That compares with Phoenix’s No. 21 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Phoenix is the NBA’s No. 15-ranked team at 6.5 per game, while the Hornets rate No. 28 with 3.9 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hornets own the league's No. 5-rated mark, allowing 94.8 points per game when on the road. Phoenix, on the other hand, rates No. 12 in home scoring.

In their last action, New Orleans was an 88-85 loser on the road against the Lakers. They covered the 12.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (173) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Jarrett Jack scored 18 points in a failed effort to lead the Hornets to victory (they lost 88-85 to Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Saturday).

Last time out for Phoenix, they were a 103-86 loser as they battled the Clippers on the road. The Suns failed to cover in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 189 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Marcin Gortat scored 23 points in a failed effort to lead the Suns to victory (they lost 103-86 to Los Angeles at STAPLES Center on Wednesday).

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Denver are 4-6
After playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 9-1
Before playing Sacramento are 5-5
After playing LA Clippers are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Hornets at Suns trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Orleans's last 8 games when playing on the road against Phoenix
New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Phoenix
New Orleans is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Phoenix
New Orleans is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Phoenix's last 8 games when playing at home against New Orleans
Phoenix is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games at home
Phoenix is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
New Orleans home to Denver, Wednesday, April 4
Phoenix at Sacramento, Tuesday, April 3