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New Orleans favored by 4.5 against Phoenix on Sunday

New Orleans HornetsPhoenix Suns
April 7, 9:00 PM | US Airways Center

New Orleans Hornets vs Phoenix Suns Odds

26-50TEAM RECORD23-53

The Suns will hit the floor running against the visiting New Orleans Hornets on Sunday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Suns currently sports a record of 23-53, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 29-45-2 ATS. The Hornets are 26-50 and 37-39 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Suns post a 36-38-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Hornets have gone 40-36 against the number.

View New Orleans vs Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Suns were listed as 4.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), with the total was listed at 194 over at 5Dimes earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 29-rated Suns and the No. 24-rated Hornets in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 93-90 win for the Hornets on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Hornets rank No. 20 in the league with 41.3 per game. That compares with Phoenix’s No. 17 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Phoenix is the NBA’s No. 27-ranked team at 5.7 per game, while the Hornets rate No. 19 with 6.6 per contest.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hornets own the league's No. 16-rated mark, allowing 100.4 points per game when playing on the road. Phoenix, on the other hand, rates No. 27 in scoring on their home court.

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 95-83 loser as they battled the Jazz on the road. The Hornets failed to cover in the match as an 8-point underdog, while 178 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. New Orleans got 24 points and 12 rebounds from Anthony Davis in a losing cause in a 95-83 loss to Utah on Friday at EnergySolutions Arena.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 111-107 loser at home against the Warriors. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (218) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Phoenix got 32 points from Goran Dragic en route to a 111-107 loss at the hands of Phoenix on Friday at US Airways Center.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing LA Lakers are 4-6
After playing Utah are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 3-7
After playing Golden State are 7-3
After a loss are 1-9

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

Next up:
New Orleans at LA Lakers, Tuesday, April 9
Phoenix at Houston, Tuesday, April 9