Hornets vs. Suns Prediction
Will the Suns cover against the Hornets tonight when they host Charlotte as a home underdog at 9:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Suns are 3.5-point home underdogs versus the Hornets while the over/under is currently sitting at 219 points. While the point spread hasn't moved off that original 3.5-point number, the total has climbed a full point from 218 to 219.
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Charlotte has dropped seven of its last 10 games but did pick up a win earlier this week at Sacramento as a 3.5-point favorite. The Hornets are just 4-5-1 against the spread over their last 10 games, are 25-32 at the betting window on the season, and are just 13-15 ATS on the road this season.
The Suns have lost eight of their last 10 games and are just 4-6 against the number over that same stretch. They're 29-30 against the spread on the season, which includes a 13-13 ATS mark at home.
OUR PREDICTION: The Hornets have been a bad bet against the Suns in recent meetings, covering just twice over their last eight games. They've also struggled to cover against bad teams. For example, they're 1-7-1 at the betting window in their last nine games when playing a team with a losing record. They're also just 5-15-1 at the betting window in their last 21 games versus an opponent with a winning percentage below .400. As bad as the Suns are, they're a perfect 7-0 against the number in their last seven games versus Southeast foes and have covered in 12 of their last 16 games against Eastern Conference competition.
THURSDAY NBA PREDICTION: PHOENIX SUNS +3.5