Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 12/2/2019
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Monday, December 2, 2019
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Charlotte
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix -3.5
Terry Rozier and the Charlotte Hornets (8-13, 3rd in the Southeast Division) host the Phoenix Suns (8-10, 3rd in the Pacific Division) at Spectrum Center on Monday, December 2, 2019. Phoenix opens this game as 3.5 point favorites. The over/under is set at 226.
The Suns are covering the spread 55.6% of the time, having gone 10-8-0 ATS. Charlotte covers the spread 55.0% of the time, going 11-9-0 against the spread.
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kelly Oubre comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Devin Booker averages 24.5 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.3 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 96%.
Terry Rozier averages 17.5 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Devonte' Graham averages 18.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 7.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Phoenix averages 114.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 42.5 rebounds per game and 27.6 assists per game, which ranks them 24th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 14.4 per game. The Suns allow 112.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 19th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 18th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.3 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 26th in the league with 105.5 points per game this year. They are 22nd in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -8.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 10th in the NBA. They are 30th in the league in rebounding with 41.3 boards per game, and 16th in assists per contest with 23.8. The Hornets are 12th in turnovers per game with 15.6. The Hornets surrender 114.0 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their defense allows a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 27.9 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 46.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game.
The Suns are 6th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.2, and their defensive rating of 109.5 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 102.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 9th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Phoenix is 21st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 12th in the league.
Charlotte is 8th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 57%, which is 1st in the league. The Hornets are 23rd in the NBA in offensive rating with 106.1, and their defensive rating of 114.7 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 16th. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Suns/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Phoenix -3.5
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