Phoenix Suns at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 3/10/2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018
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The Phoenix Suns travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 3 point favorites.
The Suns come into this game with an overall record of 19-48. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They currently have a point differential of -9.0 as they are averaging 104.4 points per game while giving up 113.4 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 28-38. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 106.6 points per contest and giving up 107.3, which is a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 30-34-3 against the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 32-35-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 27-35-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 32-32-2 against the over/under
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
10/14/17 PG Brandon Knight Knee is out for season
03/09/18 F Josh Jackson Knee injured last game, is doubtful Saturday vs Charlotte
03/09/18 F TJ Warren Back is "?" Saturday vs Charlotte
03/08/18 C Alex Len Undisclosed left last game, is "?" Saturday vs Charlotte
03/08/18 C Tyson Chandler Shoulder left last game, is "?" Saturday vs Charlotte
01/31/18 G Isaiah Canaan Foot is out for season
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/06/18 G Michael Carter-Williams Shoulder is out indefinitely
Devin Booker comes into this contest averaging 25.3 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Suns. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. T.J. Warren averages 19.7 points per game in 33 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Phoenix. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Kemba Walker averages 22.9 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Dwight Howard averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 12.1 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 56%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 104.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 20th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.97 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 44.1 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 15.6 per game. The Suns allow 113.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 22.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 13th in the league with 106.6 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -0.67. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They are 6th in the league in rebounding with 44.9 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 21.3. The Hornets are 28th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Hornets surrender 107.3 points per contest, which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 24th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 24.4 assists allowed per contest and 17th with 43.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 9th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14 per game this season.
The Suns are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 113, and their offensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 1st. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 30th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA. Phoenix is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 9th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Hornets are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 108.2, and their defensive rating of 108.8 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 25th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 23rd in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte -3
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