On Wednesday, the Charlotte Hornets (20-43) will take on the Phoenix Suns (33-29). The Suns have a 33-28-1 spread performance this season, while the Hornets have a spread performance of 28-32-3. The Suns previously defeated the Hornets 128-97 in January, covering the 7.5-point spread. The Suns are currently in fourth place in the Western Conference, trailing the Kings by 3.5 games for third place and leading the Warriors by one game. Following the acquisition of Kevin Durant before the trade deadline, the Suns are favored to win the Western Conference, and Durant is expected to make his debut against Charlotte. In their most recent game, the Suns lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 104-101, with Devin Booker and DeAndre Ayton leading the team with 24 and 22 points, respectively.
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The addition of Durant to the team is expected to improve the Suns’ offense, which is currently ranked 18th in efficiency, with Booker leading the team in scoring at 26.5 points per game, although he has missed 19 games this season. Durant averaged 29.7 points per game in the 39 games he started for Brooklyn this season, and Ayton averages 18.7 points and 10.1 rebounds in 53 games. The Hornets have won their last five games against Detroit, Atlanta, San Antonio, Minnesota, and Miami, but they received bad news as their young star, Ball, will miss the rest of the season. Although Ball had an average of 23.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 8.4 assists per game, he missed 27 games this season. Without Ball, Terry Rozier is the team’s leading scorer, averaging 21.4 points per game. In their latest game against Detroit, Ball scored 18 points, six rebounds, and five assists in 21 minutes, while Rozier had 22 points in 38 minutes.
Overall, the Hornets have the fourth-worst record in the NBA and have won 11 of their 18 home games this season. Charlotte ranks 28th in adjusted offensive efficiency and 22nd in defensive efficiency.
Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets Game Information
- Date: 03/01/2023
- Time: 07:10 PM ET
- Location: Spectrum Center.
- How to Watch Suns vs Hornets: NBC Sports Boston
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Suns vs Hornets Betting Lines
Hornets are +385 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $385. On the other side, Suns are –500 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $20.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Hornets at a 20.62% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Suns have 83.33% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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