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Suns take on Hornets in hoops contest

Phoenix SunsNew Orleans Hornets
March 16, 8:00 PM | New Orleans Arena

Phoenix Suns vs New Orleans Hornets Odds

33-32TEAM RECORD39-30

The Hornets will be trying to slam the Suns on Wednesday when the teams tip off at New Orleans Arena in NBA betting action.

The Suns will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 30-34-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Hornets are 34-33-2 ATS. Phoenix is 33-32 on the totals; New Orleans is 24-44-1.

View Phoenix vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Hornets in this one, they're listed as 5-point favorites on the betting line for the contest. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 197 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 13 (Hornets) and the No. 20 (Suns) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 101-99 result in favor of the Hornets is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New Orleans's No. 21-rated squad against Phoenix's No. 24-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New Orleans rates No. 22 in the league with 5.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 3 with 8.6 per outing.

Defensively, the Suns feature the league's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 106.5 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 in the league in scoring at home.

In their last action, Phoenix was a 95-93 loser on the road against the Rockets. They covered the 9–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (188) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Vince Carter scored 21 points in a failed effort to lead the Suns to victory (they lost 95-93 to Houston at Toyota Center on Monday).

Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 114-103 loser as they battled the Nuggets at home. The Hornets failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite, while 217 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chris Paul scored 27 points and added 10 assists for a double-double, but his team still lost 114-103 against Denver in NBA action at New Orleans Arena.

Phoenix Suns Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Golden State are 6-4
After playing Houston are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Denver are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Suns at Hornets trends to consider:
Phoenix is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Phoenix's last 9 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Phoenix's last 11 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Phoenix's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of New Orleans's last 9 games when playing at home against Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Orleans's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans's last 11 games when playing Phoenix
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of New Orleans's last 25 games at home

Next up:
Phoenix home to Golden State, Friday, March 18
New Orleans home to Boston, Saturday, March 19

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