The Phoenix Suns will look to get back on track Monday night as they head to Charlotte for a matchup with the Hornets at Spectrum Center. Phoenix has lost three straight heading into this one.
Let’s take a closer look at where the value is at in this matchup.
- Phoenix Suns: -180
- Charlotte Hornets: +152
- Phoenix Suns -4.5: +100
- Charlotte Hornets -4.5: -120
- Over 225.5: -110
- Under 225.5: -110
Key Points to Consider
High Performer: We’re expecting for Phoenix to go as Devin Booker does and he has been missing in action, figuratively, over the last couple outings. He scored just 18 points vs Dallas after a 12-point dud vs Denver. Given the lack of talent on the roster, Booker needs to be firing on all cylinders nightly.
Must Improve: If there’s an obvious spot for improvement for Phoenix’s young roster, it’s the defense. They are second-worst in the league in opponents’ shooting percentage, allowing others to shoot 49+ percentage from the field.
Stat Stuffer: Charlotte’s Devonte Graham is quietly having quite the season. Only James Harden has more three-pointers made this season, ranking No. 5in the league in touch time per game. He’s coming off a 24-point, 5-assist, 4-rebound performance in just 29 minutes of action vs Milwaukee.
For Phoenix, Devin Booker is projected to finish with 22 points on 45% shooting, 5 assists, 3 rebounds and 1 steal.
For Charlotte, Devonte Graham is projected to finish with 20 points on 53% shooting, 7 assists, 3 rebounds and 1 steal.
Charlotte to cover.
Four-star (out of four) hot trend pick. While odds-makers have the Hornets as home underdogs, Charlotte actually wins more sims than does Phoenix. We’re always interested when simulation data and oddsmakers are on opposite sides of the money line. Average score after 10,000-plus sims is 116-115, in favor of Charlotte.
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