Suns vs Hornets Prediction NBA Picks 3/15/24

Charlotte Hornets (17-49) vs Phoenix Suns (38-27)

Game Info: Friday, March 15, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)

Betting Odds: Charlotte Hornets +9.5 -- Over/Under: 222 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Phoenix Suns and Charlotte Hornets meet Friday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets prediction.

Phoenix Suns

The Phoenix Suns have been in decent shape as they've won five of their last nine games overall, but they will be hoping to bounce back in this spot after getting thrashed by the Celtics in a 127-112 road loss on Thursday. Devin Booker led the team with 23 points and seven assists, Bradley Beal added 22 points with seven assists while Kevin Durant and Grayson Allen chipped in with 20 points apiece. As a team, the Suns shot 47 percent from the field and 11 of 31 from the 3-point line as they did their best to stay within striking distance in the first half, but they let themselves down in the third quarter where they leaked 37 points to trail by as many as 20 points. The Suns will meet the Bucks, 76ers, and Hawks after this one.

Charlotte Hornets

Meanwhile, the Charlotte Hornets have been doing it tough lately as they've lost seven of their last nine games overall, but they will be eager to build some momentum after blowing past the severely depleted Grizzlies in a 110-98 road win on Wednesday. Miles Bridges led the team with 27 points and six assists, Vasilije Micic added 25 points with eight assists while Grant Williams chipped in with 18 points off the bench. As a team, the Hornets shot 53 percent from the field and 13 of 36 from the 3-point line, but this win was set up by their defense as they were always in control after holding the Grizzlies to just 19 points in the first quarter to take an early 18-point lead. The Hornets will face the 76ers and Magic after this game.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for point differential per game this season (-9.9).
  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for free throws made per game this season (14.5).
  • The Suns rank 30th in the league for Q4 points per game this season (24.9).
  • The Suns rank T1st in the league for Q3 win percentage this season (62.1%).

Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets prediction

The Suns are still missing Josh Okogie and they have Eric Gordon listed as questionable, while the Hornets are coming into this one without a single player listed on the injury report. The Suns haven't been at their best lately despite being relatively healthy, but they were building some momentum before getting stopped in their tracks by the surging Celtics last night, so I think they can bounce back against this slumping Hornets team who just got thrashed by the Grizzlies who are missing all of their best players. The line is hefty, but I think the Suns bounce back in fine fashion with an easy win over the Hornets on the road.

Peter’s Pick Phoenix -9.5

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