At 7:00 ET, the Hornets will host the Suns in a non-conference matchup. Charlotte is currently 4th in the Southeast Division and 13th in the Eastern Conference, while Phoenix is 3rd in the Pacific Division and 7th in the Western Conference.

The Suns are favored by 9.5 points and are -457 on the moneyline. The over/under line is set at 217.5. NBA will have the TV coverage for this game, which will be played at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte.

PHOENIX SUNS VS CHARLOTTE HORNETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Charlotte Hornets +9.5

This game will be played at Spectrum Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, March 15th.

WHY BET THE CHARLOTTE HORNETS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 114-108 in favor of the Suns.
  • Our projections have Kevin Durant finishing with Kevin Durant points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Suns finishing with a field goal percentage of 48.6% and knocking down 15 threes.

Is a Win at Charlotte Possible for the Suns?

Today, the Suns are favored by 9.5 points on the spread. In the Western Conference, Phoenix is currently in 7th place with a record of 38-28. Against the Western Conference, they are 22-19 and 7-8 against other teams in the Pacific Division.

On the road, the Suns have a straight-up record of 17-14, and they are 13-18 against the spread. Their average scoring margin on the road is +2.4 points per game.

Phoenix’s ATS record for the season is 25-40, and they have failed to cover the spread in their last four games. As the favorite, they are 18-29 ATS and 32-16 straight-up. As the favorite, their scoring margin is +5.1 PPG.

In their last game, the Suns lost to the Celtics by a score of 127-112. The O/U line for the game was 227.5, and Phoenix was getting 5.5 points as the underdog.

This season, the Suns have an O/U record of 29-36-1, and their games have averaged 231.4 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 217.5 points, and Phoenix has gone over the total in their last two games.

When it comes to scoring, the Suns are 12th in the NBA at 116.9 points per game. Interestingly, they are averaging the same amount of points whether they are playing at home or on the road. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 56.1% of their games.

Phoenix is one of the more efficient shooting teams in the league, ranking 5th in field goal percentage at 49%. However, they are just 21st in three-point shooting, hitting 37% of their attempts. In terms of pace, the Suns are 15th in the NBA.

When it comes to getting to the free-throw line, Phoenix is 3rd in the league in attempts at 24.7 per game. They are also 2nd in made free throws at 19.9 per game. In terms of assists, the Suns are 14th in the NBA at 26.5 per game.

In terms of defense, Suns is currently on par with the NBA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 114.5 points per game. For the season, Phoenix is ranked 23rd in fewest fouls per game. Team’s are averaging 21.3 free-throws per game vs. the Suns and have an overall field goal percentage of 46.6%.

Will Charlotte Find a Way to Win at Home?

In their last game, the Hornets defeated the Grizzlies by a score of 110-98. The combined scoring total easily went over the O/U line of 202.5 points. Charlotte was favored by 2.5 points, giving them an ATS win.

Charlotte’s O/U record for the season is now 31-35 after today’s line of 217.5. In their games this season, the average combined scoring total is 224.1 points, compared to an average O/U line of 226.4.

This season, Charlotte has been the underdog in 61 of their 66 games. As the underdog, they have a scoring differential of -10.5 points per game. Today, they are getting 9.5 points as the underdog.

In the Eastern Conference, the Hornets are currently in 13th place with a record of 17-49. Against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 10-32 and 4-8 against division opponents.

At home, the Hornets have an ATS record of 13-17, going 9-23 straight-up. On average, they have been outscored by 8.1 points per game at home. As the underdog, their ATS record is 25-34.

The Hornets are one of the worst offensive teams in the NBA, ranking 29th in points per game at 107.1. They have struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking last in both free throws made and attempted per game.

At home, Charlotte is averaging 108.3 points per game, which is 29th in the league. Overall, they have outscored the NBA average in just 33.3% of their games.

In terms of three-point shooting, the Hornets are 22nd in three-point percentage at 35%. They are also 27th in field goal percentage and 22nd in pace.

The Hornets’ defense is presently ranked 19th in the league, allowing an average of 117.0 points per contest. Most recently, the Hornets’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 98 points to the Grizzlies.