Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 12.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 206.5.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 15-44 and a road record of 4-23. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -6.9 as they are averaging 100.7 points per game while giving up 107.6 per contest. Phoenix is 3-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 10-27. They are 1-9 in their last 10 games. The Hornets have an overall record of 30-28 and a home record of 19-9. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 101.5 points per game and surrendering 100.6, good for a point differential of 0.9. Charlotte has a division record of 5-7 and a conference record of 20-15. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 10.6 points per game while playing 23.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. P.J. Tucker averages 7.1 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 5.7 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Kemba Walker averages 20.5 points per game while playing 36.1 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Phoenix averages 100.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 6th in the league. They average 51.7 rebounds per game and 20.6 assists per game which ranks them 18th and 23rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 17 per game. The Suns allow 107.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.4 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 9th in the league.
Charlotte averages 101.5 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 29th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 15th in the NBA. They average 52.2 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 20th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 4th with 13.1 per game. The Hornets allow 100.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 23.4 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the league. The Hornets force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Suns average 97.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 100.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -12.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -15 per contest. The Suns have an offensive rating of 102.4 and a defensive rating of 109.4. In terms of pace they average 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Hornets score 103.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 91.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of -7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.2 points per game. The Hornets rating on offense is 105 and they have a defensive rating of 104.1. They get 95.4 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 49%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 12.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 23-36-0 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 31-28-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 29-28-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 25-31-2 against the over/under
Phoenix Suns Injuries
12/29/15 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
02/29/16 F Kris Humphries Waived has been waived
02/02/16 F T.J. Warren Ankle out for season
01/23/16 PG Brandon Knight Groin out indefinitely
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/29/16 F Spencer Hawes Back expected to miss Tuesday vs. Phoenix
02/16/16 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix
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