Sunday, March 26, 2017
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, March 26, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 12 point favorites.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 22-51. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -5.7 as they are averaging 107.2 points per game while giving up 112.9 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 32-40. They currently are 4th in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 104.8 points per game and surrendering 104.1, good for a point differential of 0.7.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 35-36-2 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 42-30-1 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 31-38-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 35-37-0 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
03/25/17 F TJ Warren Foot "?" Sunday vs. Charlotte
03/17/17 C Tyson Chandler None out for season
03/16/17 PG Brandon Knight Back out for season
03/16/17 PG Eric Bledsoe Knee out for season
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/03/17 C Miles Plumlee Calf out indefinitely
02/06/17 PG Ramon Sessions Knee out indefinitely
T.J. Warren comes into this contest averaging 13.8 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. Devin Booker averages 21.6 points per game in 34.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.2 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
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Kemba Walker averages 22.8 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.2 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 107.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.73 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 26th in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per game which ranks them 6th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 4th with 15.6 per game. The Suns allow 112.9 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 26th and 30th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.9 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 22.1 assists per contest which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 104.8 points per game this year which ranks them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 0.72 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 20th in the NBA. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 29th with 11.7 per game. The Hornets allow 104.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. The Hornets force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Suns have an offensive rating of 106.1 and a defensive rating of 111.7. In terms of pace they average 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 26% of their shots. Phoenix turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%.
The Hornets rating on offense is 108.3 and they have a defensive rating of 107.6. They get 96 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 33% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 10.9 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 11.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte -12
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