Wednesday, January 6, 2016
US Airways Center
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to US Airways Center to play the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday, January 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 17-17 and a road record of 4-10. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.4 as they are averaging 101.8 points per game while giving up 100.4 per contest. The Suns have an overall record of 12-25 and a home record of 8-10. They currently are 4th in the Pacific Division. They are averaging 102.6 points per game and surrendering 106.3, good for a point differential of -3.8.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 16.3 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 6.5 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Brandon Knight averages 19.6 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year for the Suns. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Markieff Morris averages 10.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Charlotte averages 101.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 18th in the league. They average 51.9 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 16th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 12.8 per game. The Hornets allow 100.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Phoenix averages 102.6 points per game this year which ranks them 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -3.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 50.9 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Suns rank 29th with 16.8 per game. The Suns allow 106.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 27th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. The Suns force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 5th in the NBA.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 16-17-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 16-17-1 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 15-22-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 19-18-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
12/30/15 C Al Jefferson Knee out indefinitely
11/05/15 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
01/05/16 G Jeremy Lamb Wrist "?" Wednesday vs. Phoenix
01/05/16 F Nicolas Batum Toe is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs. Phoenix
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte
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