Phoenix Suns at Charlotte Hornets Expert NBA Picks 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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The Phoenix Suns head to Spectrum Center to take on the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this game has Charlotte as 8 point favorites.
The Suns have a record of 11-35. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They have a point differential of -8.6 as they average 106.0 points per game while giving up 114.5 per contest. The Hornets have an overall record of 21-23 this season. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They average 112.1 points per game and surrender 111.4, good for a point differential of 0.6.
Valuable Phoenix Suns Betting Trends
The Phoenix Suns are 20-25-0 against the spread this season
The Phoenix Suns are 20-25-0 against the over/under this year
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 21-22-0 against the spread this season
The Charlotte Hornets are 24-19-0 against the over/under this year
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/17/19 G Jamal Crawford Knee is questionable Saturday vs Charlotte
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
01/01/19 F Cody Zeller Hand is out indefinitely
Devin Booker comes into this game averaging 24.5 points per contest while playing 35.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 84%. T.J. Warren averages 18.3 points per contest in 31.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Jeremy Lamb scores 15.2 points per contest while playing 29.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Kemba Walker averages 25.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.2 rebounds per game and has 5.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 106.0 points per contest, which is 26th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -8.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 28th in the NBA. They average 40.6 boards per contest and 24.0 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 2nd with 15.7 per game. The Suns allow 114.5 points per contest, which is 24th in the NBA. They also surrender a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 19th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 45.7 rebounds a game which ranks 20th, and they allow 25.7 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 11th in the NBA with 112.1 points per contest this season. They are 20th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.64. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 13th in the league. They are 20th in the NBA in rebounding with 44.6 boards per contest and 18th in assists per game with 23.8. The Hornets are 29th in turnovers per contest with 12.2. The Hornets give up 111.4 points per game, which ranks them 17th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 21st and 11th in those defensive statistics. They rank 28th with 25.9 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 46.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Hornets are 15th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Suns are 29th in the league in defensive rating with 113.6, and their offensive rating of 105.1 is ranked 28th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 99.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 21st. As a unit they are 20th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the NBA. Phoenix is 2nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Charlotte is 30th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 9th in the league. The Hornets are 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.5, and their defensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 99.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 19th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 14th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Phoenix +8
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