Phoenix Suns at Charlotte Hornets - 1/2/22 NBA Picks and Prediction

Phoenix Suns at Charlotte Hornets - 1/2/22 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Hornets (19-17) vs Phoenix Suns (27-8)

Game Info: Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)

Betting Odds: Charlotte Hornets +3 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Phoenix Suns and Charlotte Hornets meet Sunday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center. The Phoenix Suns need a win after losing three of their last four games. The Charlotte Hornets look for a win after splitting their last 12 games.

The Phoenix Suns are averaging 111.7 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 105 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Devin Booker is averaging 23.6 points and 5.1 rebounds, while Deandre Ayton is averaging 17 points and 11.1 rebounds. Chris Paul is the third double-digit scorer and Mikal Bridges is dishing 1.8 assists. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.8 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.7 rebounds per game.

The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 115.2 points on 46.2 percent shooting and allowing 116.1 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Miles Bridges is averaging 19.7 points and 3.7 assists, while LaMelo Ball is averaging 19.7 points and 7.6 rebounds. Terry Rozier is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is dishing 3.7 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.

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The Suns are 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 Sunday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Hornets are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 4-1 in Suns last 5 overall. The under is 4-0 in Hornets last 4 overall. The Suns are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Phoenix Suns are struggling with some of their key players out of the lineup, and this may be a spot where you can finally bet against them. The Charlotte Hornets are as healthy as they've been in a while, and they're a tough team at home, where they win by an average of 4.6 points while shooting 48 percent from the field. Kind of a statement game for the young Hornets at home, where the crowd should be out. Give me the free bucket.

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Randy’s Pick Charlotte Hornets +3

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