Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 3/28/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Sunday, March 28, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: Phoenix (-5)
Spectrum Center is the venue where and the Charlotte Hornets (23-21) will take on the Phoenix Suns (30-14) on Sunday. The line on this contest has Phoenix as 5-point favorites. The total is set at 221.
The Phoenix Suns faced the Toronto Raptors and took home the win by a score of 104-100 in their last game. Phoenix walked away from the contest with a 47.8% FG percentage (43 of 90) and made 9 out of their 36 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Suns knocked down 9 of 9 tries for a rate of 100.0%. In relation to rebounding, they earned 47 with 9 of them being offensive. They also distributed 26 assists for this contest while forcing the other team into 10 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In reference to defending, Phoenix allowed the other team to shoot 41.1% from the field on 37 out of 90 shooting. Toronto doled out 20 assists and had 5 steals for this game. Furthermore, Toronto pulled down 38 rebounds (7 offensive, 31 defensive) and got 3 blocked shots. Toronto finished the game shooting 87.5% from the free throw line by knocking down 14 of their 16 shots. They also converted 12 of 45 tries from 3-point range.
Chris Paul is someone who came through in the matchup. He recorded 19 points on 8 of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 35:45 mins and also collected 6 rebounds. Paul finished 50.0% from the floor and distributed 8 assists. Another guy that played a role in the matchup for the Suns was Deandre Ayton. He totaled 9 rebounds in his 29:10 min on the basketball court. He walked away from this one shooting 75.0% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 9-of-12 (19 points). When the final whistle was blown, Ayton totaled 1 assist.
Phoenix will play this game with a mark of 30-14 for the campaign. They turn it over 13.1 times per game and as a group they are committing 19.6 fouls every game. As a team, Phoenix is snagging 43.5 boards per game and has totaled 1,198 dimes for the season, which is 4th in basketball in terms of passing the rock. The Suns are shooting 37.9% on shots from distance (574 of 1,516) and 83.3% from the free throw line. They average 113.7 pts per contest (11th in the league) while hitting 48.8% from the field. Defensively, the Suns are able to force 13.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 17.9 fouls. The Suns defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 45.7% (579 of 787) and they surrender 43.1 boards per game as a unit. They rank 1st in the NBA in giving up assists with 957 surrendered for the campaign. They concede 34.2% from 3-point land and they rank 3rd in basketball in PPG allowed (107.3).
In their last game, the Charlotte Hornets got the win with a final of 110-105 when they played the Miami Heat. The Hornets pulled down 36 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 42 for this game. They coughed it up 16 times, while earning 6 steals for the contest. The Heat were called for 17 personal fouls in this contest which took the Hornets to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to bury 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 73.7%. In terms of shooting from 3-point land, Charlotte knocked down 18 of their 43 tries (41.9%). In all, the Hornets shot 39 for 79 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.4%. The Hornets allowed the Heat to convert 40 of their 87 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 46.0% for the contest. They shot 34.9% from 3-point land by shooting 15 of 43 and finished the game at 10 of 20 at the free throw line (50.0%). In reference to how they cleaned up the glass, Charlotte allowed Miami to get 39 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
Terry Rozier ended up being a major contributor for the Hornets in this matchup. He buried 9 of 18 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and had 5 rebounds. Rozier recorded 26 points in his 36:50 minutes of playing time and earned 11 assists in this matchup. One more player that ended being a contributor for Charlotte was Devonte' Graham. He ended up with 8 dimes in 29:40 mins on the court, and he put in 5 out of 12 from the floor. Graham ended the game having shot 41.7% from the field while also totaling 16 points and 1 rebound.
Charlotte has a record of 23-21 on the campaign. As an offense, the Hornets are hitting on 46.3% from the floor, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Charlotte has earned 4,925 pts for the campaign (111.9 per game) and they pull in 43.9 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 27.2 times per contest (3rd in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 15.5 times per game. The Hornets are committing 18.4 personal fouls every game and they hit 77.5% from the free throw line. The Hornets on defense are ranked 19th in the league in PPG given up with 112.5. They relinquish 27.8 dimes and 44.3 total boards per game, ranking them 30th and 17th in the NBA. The Charlotte defense concedes 36.8% on 3-point attempts (654 of 1,777) and their opponents are knocking down 74.1% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 15.1 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 47.2% from the field (23rd in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Phoenix (-5)
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