In this multi-conference duel between two teams sitting outside the playoff places, the Charlotte Hornets (28-38), who are running a lengthy losing streak and watching their hopes for the 8th place of the East fade, are hosting the Phoenix Suns (19-48), who have won only once in the past month but they are focusing on developing their young players. Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets Spread and Prediction.
Date/Time: 03-10-2018, 17:00 EDT
Spread: Charlotte Hornets -10.5
Hornets have a 28-38 record (27-35-4 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit on the 10th place of the East. Charlotte is riding a five-game losing streak. And in their last game they lost at home against the Nets with a 111-125 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kemba Walker with 22.9 ppg. The All Star adds a team high 5.7 assists per game. He is followed by Dwight Howard with 15.9 ppg and a team high 12.1 rebounds per game, while Jeremy Lamb adds 13.3 ppg.
Suns have a 19-48 record (30-35-2 against the spread) so far this season. Phoenix is currently sitting in the last place of the Western Conference standings. They have four consecutive losses and in their last game they lost on the road against the Thunder with an 87-115 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Devin Booker with 25.3 ppg. The young guard adds 4.5 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. He is followed by TJ Warren with 19.7 ppg and 5.1 rebounds per game, while Elfrid Payton adds 14.8 ppg, 7.5 rebounds and a team high 7.5 assists per game.
In their previous meeting earlier this season, Hornets won on the road with a 110-115 score. Hornets are 18-17 at home so far this season, while Suns are 10-24 on the road. Hornets are better both offensively, scoring 106.6 to Suns’ 104.4 and defensively, allowing 107.3 to Suns’ league-low of 113.4. They also have better percentages both in field goals, shooting with 44.55% to Suns’ 44.11% and in 3-pointers, shooting with 36.67% to Suns’ 33.39%. Hornets are also better in rebounding, grabbing 44.9 to Suns’ 44.1, while both teams are almost equal in assists made (21.3 to 21.1). Even without any incentive for the season, Hornets are the absolute favorite and Vegas odds give them a -10.5 spread which they are expected to beat for the home victory today.
Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction: Charlotte Hornets -10.5 (-112)
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