Hornets vs Suns Prediction - NBA Picks 12/29/23

Phoenix Suns (15-15) vs Charlotte Hornets (7-21)

Game Info: Friday, December 29, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Footprint Center)

Betting Odds: Phoenix Suns -15.5 -- Over/Under: 234.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Charlotte Hornets are riding a 9-game losing streak. The Phoenix Suns need a win after losing 9 of their last 13 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Charlotte Hornets vs Phoenix Suns prediction.

Charlotte Hornets Betting Preview

The Charlotte Hornets have lost to the Heat, Pelicans, 76ers, Raptors, Pacers, Nuggets, Clippers, and Lakers during this streak. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 110.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 120.6 points on 49.4 percent shooting. LaMelo Ball is averaging 24.7 points and 5.5 rebounds, while Terry Rozier is averaging 22.9 points and 3.7 rebounds. Miles Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Brandon Miller is grabbing 4 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.6 rebounds per game.

Phoenix Suns Betting Preview

The Phoenix Suns rebounded from losses to the Kings and Mavericks with a win over the Rockets. The Phoenix Suns are averaging 115 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Kevin Durant is averaging 30.2 points and 5.9 assists, while Devin Booker is averaging 27 points and 5.3 rebounds. Bradley Beal is the third double-digit scorer and Eric Gordon is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Phoenix Suns are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 82.5 percent from the free throw line. The Phoenix Suns are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.2 rebounds per game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Suns rank 30th in the league for Q4 points per game this season (24.7).
  • The Suns rank 2nd in the league for free throws made per game this season (21.9).
  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (39.1%).
  • The Hornets have missed the playoffs in seven consecutive seasons - longest active streak in the NBA

Charlotte Hornets vs Phoenix Suns prediction

We know the Charlotte Hornets aren't good, and them being on the end of a back to back doesn't help. However, the Suns need to figure out how to string wins together before they can lay these sorts of numbers. The Suns have underachieved all year, they're 6-9 SU at home, and they're 11-18-1 ATS on the season. The Suns have covered just 2 of their last 10 games. Double-digit favorites? Not here. It's Hornets and the points or pass for me.

Randy’s Pick Charlotte Hornets +15.5

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