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Suns face Hornets: NBA odds preview

Phoenix SunsNew Orleans Hornets
Feb 6, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

17-32TEAM RECORD15-33

The Hornets will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Suns tip off at New Orleans Arena on Wednesday in NBA play.

The Hornets sit at 15-33 (26-22 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Suns are currently 17-32 (20-27-2 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? New Orleans is 26-22 OU, and Phoenix is 22-26-1 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

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Betting Line:
The Hornets were listed as 6-point favorites at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including GTbets.eu), with the total was listed at 195 over at 5Dimes earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hornets sit at No. 26 in the current NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Suns are at No. 28 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Suns will win this game 93-92.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New Orleans's No. 21-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 25-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New Orleans rates No. 15 in the league with 6.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 25 with 5.8 per outing.

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, giving up 103.9 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.

Phoenix was a 96-90 winner in its last match on the road against the Grizzlies. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 186 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Suns got 20 points from Marcin Gortat as Phoenix ran past Memphis 96-90 on Tuesday at FedExForum.

New Orleans lost its last outing, a 115-86 result against the Timberwolves on February 2. The Hornets failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 201 combined points took the game OVER the total. New Orleans was run off the court by the Timberwolves on Saturday as Minnesota blasted them 115-86 at Target Center.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma City are 7-3
After playing Memphis are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Atlanta are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5

A few Suns at Hornets trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Phoenix's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Phoenix's last 5 games on the road
Phoenix is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Phoenix's last 7 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 7 games when playing at home against Phoenix
New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
New Orleans is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games at home

Next up:
Phoenix at Oklahoma City, Friday, February 8
New Orleans at Atlanta, Friday, February 8