Hornets vs Suns 1/12/2020 NBA Prediction, Pick, Tips
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Phoenix Suns
Date: Sunday, January 12, 2020
Location: Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix -8.5
Kelly Oubre and the Phoenix Suns (15-23, 3rd in the Pacific Division) host the Charlotte Hornets (15-26, 3rd in the Southeast Division) at Talking Stick Resort Arena on Sunday, January 12, 2020. The odds on this matchup have Phoenix as 8.5 point favorites. The total opens at 218.5.
The Hornets are covering the spread 48.8% of the time, having gone 20-21-0 ATS. Phoenix is covering 54.0% of the time, going 20-17-1 against the spread.
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Phoenix Suns Injuries
01/04/20 PF Frank Kaminsky Knee is out indefinitely
Devonte' Graham averages 18.5 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest. He averages 7.7 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Terry Rozier comes into this contest averaging 18.4 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Devin Booker averages 26.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 92%. Kelly Oubre averages 18.3 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets allow 111.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.0 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 27.2 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league. Charlotte averages 104.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -6.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 17th in the league. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 23.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 26th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 15.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Suns surrender 114.6 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 48% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 27th and 26th in those defensive statistics. They rank 12th with 23.6 assists allowed per contest, and 13th with 45.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Suns are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game. Phoenix is 7th in the league with 113.5 points per game this year. They are 13th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -1.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 22nd in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 43.3 boards per game and 1st in assists per contest with 27.9. The Suns are 19th in turnovers per game with 14.5.
The Hornets are 23rd in the league in defensive rating with 113.5, and their offensive rating of 106.6 is ranked 28th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 96.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 23rd. As a unit they are 23rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 8th in the NBA. Charlotte is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 55%, which is 3rd in the NBA.
Phoenix is 19th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 6th in the league. The Suns are 13th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.1, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 102.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 14th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 15th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Suns NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte +8.5
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