Charlotte Hornets at Phoenix Suns NBA Picks & Predictions 1/6/2019
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Charlotte Hornets head to Talking Stick Resort Arena to take on the Phoenix Suns on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 3.5 point favorites.
The Hornets head into this matchup with a mark of 18-19. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 1.6 as they average 112.9 points per contest while giving up 111.4 per game. The Suns have an overall mark of 9-31. They currently are 5th in the Pacific Division. They total 106.1 points per contest and give up 115.0, which is a point differential of -8.9.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 19-18-0 against the spread this season
The Charlotte Hornets are 20-17-0 against the over/under this year
Important Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 17-22-0 against the spread this season
The Phoenix Suns are 18-21-0 against the over/under this year
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
01/04/19 G Jeremy Lamb Hamstring is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Denver
01/04/19 G Malik Monk Ankle is probable Saturday vs Denver
01/01/19 F Cody Zeller Hand is out indefinitely
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Malik Monk comes into this game averaging 10.4 points per contest while playing 18.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 1.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 39% while his free throw percentage is 90%. Kemba Walker averages 25.4 points per contest in 34.5 minutes per game. He averages 6.0 assists per game and 4.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Devin Booker scores 25.4 points per contest while playing 36.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 7.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. T.J. Warren averages 18.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.0 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 112.9 points per contest, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 44.2 boards per contest and 24.1 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 30th with 12.0 per game. The Hornets allow 111.4 points per contest, which is 17th in the NBA. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 10th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.6 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 25.7 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix is 26th in the NBA with 106.1 points per contest this season. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -8.88. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 25th in the league. They are 28th in the NBA in rebounding with 40.5 boards per contest and 17th in assists per game with 23.9. The Suns are 2nd in turnovers per contest with 15.7. The Suns give up 115.0 points per game, which ranks them 25th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 25.7 dimes allowed per game and 22nd with 45.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Suns are 23rd in the league in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per contest this year.
The Hornets are 10th in the league in defensive rating with 110.4, and their offensive rating of 112 is ranked 17th. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 99.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 18th. As a unit they are 17th in the league in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. Charlotte is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 10th in the NBA.
Phoenix is 2nd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 4th in the league. The Suns are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 114.1 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 20th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 19th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Phoenix +3.5
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