The Charlotte Hornets (13-35) visit the Phoenix Suns (24-24) in a non-conference matchup on Tuesday. Tip-off is scheduled at Footprint Center. The Phoenix Suns hold the seventh seed in the Western Conference after winning 24 of their 48 games, while 13 wins in 48 matches leave the Charlotte Hornets with the 14th seed in the Eastern Conference. A run of three straight wins leaves the Phoenix Suns in good shape ahead of this matchup. The Charlotte Hornets will do everything to halt the home team’s winning streak. However, judging by the latest odds on the betting lines, they’ll have their work cut out for this one.
Phoenix Suns VS Charlotte Hornets Betting expert picks
Phoenix Suns VS Charlotte Hornets Moneyline
Take the Phoenix Suns to win (1.37) for the outright win on the moneyline.
Despite going 5-12 SU in their last 17 games, the Phoenix Suns appear to have turned a corner. The hosts enter Tuesday’s matchup riding a three-game winning streak. They are 17-7 at home this season and on a 3-0 run against the Charlotte Hornets, who are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games.
Phoenix Suns VS Charlotte Hornets Spread
Take the Phoenix Suns -6.5 (1.91) to cover the spread
The Phoenix Suns are 6.5-point favorites over the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA betting lines, leaving them as the clear match favorites. The last five rounds between the Phoenix Suns and the Charlotte Hornets have been rather one-sided, with an average winning margin of up to 16.0 points.
Taking the Phoenix Suns on the spread has been worth its weight in gold at home recently, with the hosts covering the spread in their last three matches at the Footprint Center. In their previous ten games, the Phoenix Suns went 6-4 ATS overall and 5-5 ATS in the last ten games at home.
The Charlotte Hornets, on the other hand, have covered the spread just once in their last five matchups against the Phoenix Suns. In their past 10 matches, the Charlotte Hornets went 4-6 ATS and also ended up 5-4 ATS from their ten most recent road trips.
Phoenix Suns VS Charlotte Hornets Total
Take Under 228.5 (1.91)
There was an average of 226.7 points scored in the previous ten clashes between the Phoenix Suns and the Charlotte Hornets. The total went over six times and under on four occasions.
The total has averaged 219.8 points in the Phoenix Suns’ ten most recent games, as well as 216.0 points in their last five at home. The total only went over in one of the last five home games for the Phoenix Suns. They are 4-6 against the total across their last ten games overall.
As for the Charlotte Hornets, the average total has been 237.9 points in the away team’s past ten matches and 238.2 points in the last five on the road. The total has gone over in no less than four of the last five games on the road for the Charlotte Hornets. All in all, they are 7-3 in the over/under when looking back on their past 10 games overall.
Phoenix Suns VS Charlotte Hornets Betting trends
- Moneyline (ML): Charlotte Hornets (+220) | Phoenix Suns (-270)
- Against the spread (ATS): Charlotte Hornets +6.5 (-110) | Phoenix Suns -6.5 (-110)
Phoenix Suns Form
Form-wise, the Phoenix Suns are looking strong on the back of three consecutive wins. A 112-110 triumph over the Memphis Grizzlies last week extended their winning streak, leaving them 4-6 in their last 10 matches overall.
Going into their latest matchup, the Phoenix Suns boast an offensive record that is more middle of the pack than elite. The hosts rank 15th in the NBA, averaging 112.6 points per game. Defensively, the home team hasn’t been as effective in shutting out opponents recently, giving up 117.2 points in the last five matches and 112.0 points for the season.
After making the Conference semi-finals last year, the Phoenix Suns are in the hunt for another playoff run. The hosts are 24-24 this season, leaving them with the seventh seed in the Western Conference. They are also up in third place in the Pacific Division.
Cameron Payne, Landry Shamet, and DeAndre Ayton are all injury concerns for the Phoenix Suns.
Charlotte Hornets Form
The Charlotte Hornets head to the Footprint Center on the back of a 120-102 defeat to the Utah Jazz last week, leaving them 3-7 in their past ten games and 2-3 in the last ten on the road.
The Charlotte Hornets take to the road with a middle-of-the-pack offensive record, ranking 18th in the NBA with 112.4 points per game this season. Defensively, they continue to struggle, giving up 121.4 points in their last five matches and 118.9 points this year alone
Chances of reaching even the Play-In Tournament looks unlikely for the Charlotte Hornets. Following their failure to clinch a playoff berth last year, they’ve gone 13-35 this season. That leaves the away team 14th in the Eastern Conference and fifth in the Southeast Division.
The Charlotte Hornets have three players carrying injuries in Kelly Oubre Jr., Cody Martin, and LaMelo Ball.
Phoenix Suns VS Charlotte Hornets H2H history
The Phoenix Suns came away with a 99-133 win in their latest encounter with the Charlotte Hornets, which took place at the Spectrum Center. Both teams have failed to claim the upper hand in this series in recent years, having claimed five wins apiece from their previous ten matchups
In their past ten head-to-head games, the Phoenix Suns pulled off 115.4 points on average per game, whereas Charlotte Hornets managed 111.3 points per match.