The Charlotte Hornets (20-43) play host to the Phoenix Suns (33-29) for a matchup at the Spectrum Center on Wednesday. The Phoenix Suns enter the match with the Western Conference’s fourth-best record, while the Charlotte Hornets rank 14th in the Eastern Conference. Despite losing their previous game, the Phoenix Suns are confident of a quick comeback. They are the 10-point road favorites and should prove a handful for the Charlotte Hornets.
Charlotte Hornets VS Phoenix Suns Betting expert picks
Charlotte Hornets VS Phoenix Suns Moneyline
Take the Phoenix Suns to win (1.19) on the moneyline.
Despite their red-hot form of late, the Charlotte Hornets are the +400 home underdogs on the moneyline. They’ve won their last five games straight up, going 5-5 in their 10 most recent games. The Phoenix Suns defeated the Charlotte Hornets 128-97 in their only regular season matchup thus far. They take to the road for the rematch as favorites, according to the -526 moneyline odds. This implies a 84% chance of a road win for the visitors, who have gone 6-4 recently.
Back the Phoenix Suns (-526) to win outright on the moneyline. The visitors are 6-1 SU in their last seven games against the Charlotte Hornets and have won each of their last three visits to the Spectrum Center.
Charlotte Hornets VS Phoenix Suns Spread
Go for the Charlotte Hornets +10.0 (1.91) if you’re looking for a safe bet at sports betting sites in Arizona.
The Phoenix Suns take to the court as the 10-point road favorites in the NBA betting lines. They’ve won three of their last five visits to the Spectrum Center by an average 14.3-point differential.
At the Spectrum Center, the Charlotte Hornets have gone four games straight in covering the spread. Their home record this season is 12-17 ATS. The Charlotte Hornets have been a reliable pick when it comes to covering the spread. They have had success in their last five games, going 5-5 ATS in their last ten matches.
On the road, the Phoenix Suns have gone 15-15-1 ATS. Their record for the season itself is 32-28-2 ATS. In their past 10 matches, the Phoenix Suns went 4-4-2 ATS and also ended up 5-4-1 ATS from their ten most recent road trips.
Charlotte Hornets VS Phoenix Suns Total
Go for Total under 232.5 (1.91)
Based on their head-to-head record, the Charlotte Hornets and the Phoenix Suns look primed for a high-scoring affair. Both sides have seen plenty of points in their ten most recent matchups. They averaged 226.7 points between them, including 226 points in the last five at Spectrum Center.
The Charlotte Hornets have a 29-34 O/U record for the season. Their last four games ended up below the total. In the last five matches home games for the Charlotte Hornets, the total was exceeded in only one of them. They have a 2-8 O/U record from their last ten matches overall.
The Phoenix Suns are 15-15 O/U away from home this season. The score finished under the total in five of their last six road games. The visitors have gone 9-17 O/U in their most recent matchups against Southeast teams and 4-6 O/U in their last ten games overall.
Charlotte Hornets VS Phoenix Suns Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Phoenix Suns (-526) | Charlotte Hornets (+400)
- Against the spread (ATS): Phoenix Suns -10.0 (-110) | Charlotte Hornets +10.0 (-110)
Charlotte Hornets Form
The Charlotte Hornets are on a great run of form after making it five wins in a row by beating the Detroit Pistons 117-106, leaving them 5-5 in their last 10 matches.
Heading into Wednesday’s match, the Charlotte Hornets have been nothing special in their offensive production, clocking in at an average of 112.6 points per contest. The hosts have one of the worst defensive units in the entire league. The defense has allowed a staggering 118.4 points in 63 games, leaving much to be desired.
Chances of reaching even the Play-In Tournament looks unlikely for the Charlotte Hornets. Following their failure to advance past the preliminary playoff competition last year, they’ve gone 20-43 this season. That leaves the home team 14th in the Eastern Conference and fifth in the Southeast Division.
The Charlotte Hornets have 4 players injured for the upcoming match in Cody Martin, PJ Washington, Theo Maledon, and LaMelo Ball.
Phoenix Suns Form
The Phoenix Suns head to the Spectrum Center on the back of a 104-101 defeat to the Milwaukee Bucks last time out, leaving them 6-4 in their past ten games and 3-2 in the last five on the road.
The Phoenix Suns are close to the midpoint among all NBA teams in terms of points scored per game, averaging 112.7. The visitors have displayed a very strong defensive effort, giving up only 111.3 points per game this season, and an average of 109.6 points in their last five contests. This makes them one of the most impenetrable defenses in the country.
The Phoenix Suns are living up to their role as a genuine postseason contender. Last year, they made it to the Western Conference semi-finals. They have a 33-29 record for the current regular season, placing them second in the Pacific Division and sixth in the Western Conference after 62 games.
Kevin Durant and Landry Shamet are set to miss the Phoenix Suns game due to injuries.
Charlotte Hornets VS Phoenix Suns H2H history
The Phoenix Suns bagged a 128-97 win over the Charlotte Hornets in the previous matchup between these two franchises. The encounter took place at the Footprint Center in January 2023. The Phoenix Suns boast a 6-4 record against the Charlotte Hornets from their past ten contests, winning six out of ten times on the road.
In their last ten head-to-head games, the Charlotte Hornets managed 109.5 points on average per game, while the Phoenix Suns put 117.2 points on board.