Phoenix Suns at Charlotte Hornets Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/16/2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM
Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte
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The Phoenix Suns, who are 6-7 on the road this season, will be visiting the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night. In their first meeting of the season, the Hornets were able to beat the Suns 103-95 in Phoenix.
Against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night, the Suns could only muster 41 second-half points and lost 96-94 at home. They did have a 42-33 rebounding advantage in that loss, but they also turned the ball over 20 times.
The Suns have played well on the offensive end of the court this season, but their defense is giving up 103.9 points per game. Shooting guard Goran Dragic has had a pretty good start to the year by averaging 16.1 points, four assists and 3.4 rebounds per game.
On Monday night, the Hornets lost their third game in a row when the Cleveland Cavaliers came into town and beat them 97-88. Charlotte made just half of their free throws in that loss and ended up being outrebounded 43-37.
Through 24 games this season, the Hornets are in the bottom 10 in the league in both scoring and points against. Center Al Jefferson has been their best all-around player by averaging a team-high 18.8 points per game with eight rebounds per game. Guard Kemba Walker has scored 15.3 points per game this season, but he has only made 37.8 percent of his shots.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
Phoenix Suns are 12-13-1 Against the Spread
Phoenix Suns are 15-11-0 against the Over/Under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
Charlotte Hornets are 9-14-1 Against the Spread
Charlotte Hornets are 14-10-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/16/14 G Goran Dragic Back "?" Wednesday vs. Charlotte
12/10/14 G Jeffery Taylor Legal problems eligible to return December 17th
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix
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