Charlotte Hornets at Phoenix Suns - 2/24/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Phoenix Suns (20-10) vs Charlotte Hornets (14-16)
Game Info: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 9:00 pm (PHX Arena)
Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -9.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Charlotte Hornets and Phoenix Suns meet Wednesday in NBA action at the PHX Arena.
The Charlotte Hornets look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 110.9 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 112 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 21.9 points and 5.4 rebounds while Terry Rozier is averaging 20.8 points and three assists. LaMelo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Devonte’ Graham is dishing 5.7 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 38.1 percent from beyond the arc and 77 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix Suns look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 14 games. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 113.2 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 24.7 points and 4.3 assists while Chris Paul is averaging 16.6 points and 4.5 rebounds. Deandre Ayton is the third double-digit scorer and Mikal Bridges is dishing 2.2 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 83.5 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game.
The Hornets are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games. The Suns are 17-5 ATS in their last 22 home games and 28-10 ATS in their last 38 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Hornets last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Suns last 4 overall. The over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Phoenix and 9-2 in the last 11 meetings.
The Charlotte Hornets are a competitive bunch, but they're not playing much defense lately and are losing their last five games by an average of 8.4 points. The Phoenix Suns are winning their last five games by an average of 19.2 points and they continue to be one of the best covering teams in the league dating back to the NBA bubble. Thick line, but nothing the Suns can't handle. I'll lay the chalk with the home team.
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Randy’s Pick Phoenix Suns -9.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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