Suns vs Hornets: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – February 24, 2021

The Phoenix Suns (20-10) host the Charlotte Hornets (14-16) as 9.5-point favorites after Devin Booker racked up 34 points in the Suns’ 132-100 victory over the Trail Blazers. The matchup airs on FS-SE at 9:00 PM ET on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. The matchup has an over/under set at 225.5 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from DraftKings sportsbook as of February 24, 2021, 7:07 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Suns vs Hornets Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of February 24

Suns: None

Hornets:
Caleb Martin: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Devonte’ Graham: Day To Day (Knee)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Suns (-9.5)
Total Pick Under (225.5)
Prediction Suns 116, Hornets 106

Both DraftKings and the model expect the Suns to walk away with the victory, but the model spread (10.6) is 1.1 points further in their direction.

The DraftKings point total for this game is just 3.7 points highter than the model projection.

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Suns Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Devin Booker 26 24.7 3.8 4.3 0.8 0.3 2.2
Chris Paul 29 16.6 4.5 8.5 1.2 0.3 1.6
Deandre Ayton 30 13.9 11.9 1.8 0.3 1.1 0.1
Mikal Bridges 30 13.9 5.1 2.2 0.6 1.0 2.0
Dario Saric 13 10.9 4.1 1.1 0.8 0.2 1.3

Suns Player Props

  • Booker’s points prop total for the game is set at 25.5, 0.8 points greater than his season average of 24.7.
  • Deandre Ayton’s rebounding prop total for the matchup is posted at 10.5 boards, 1.4 rebounds less than his season average of 11.9.
  • Jae Crowder’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots greater than his season average of 2.4.
  • Chris Paul’s steals prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.3 steals higher than his season average of 1.2.

Hornets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Gordon Hayward 28 21.9 5.4 3.7 1.3 0.4 2.2
Terry Rozier 28 20.8 3.9 3.0 1.3 0.4 3.5
LaMelo Ball 30 14.7 6.1 6.1 1.6 0.4 1.8
Devonte’ Graham 25 13.6 3.0 5.7 1.0 0.0 2.8
P.J. Washington 26 11.5 6.3 3.0 1.0 1.2 1.2

Hornets Player Props

  • Gordon Hayward’s points prop total for the game is set at 19.5, 2.4 points lower than his season average of 21.9.
  • LaMelo Ball’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 22.5, 4.4 less than his season average of 26.9.
  • Terry Rozier’s three pointers made prop total for the contest is set at 3.5, equal to his season average of 3.5.
  • Bismack Biyombo’s blocks prop over/under for the contest is set at 0.5, 0.7 blocks lower than his season average of 1.2.

Shooting Trends

  • This season, the Suns have a 48.2% shooting percentage from the field, which is 1.8% higher than the 46.4% of shots the Hornets’ opponents have knocked down.
  • Phoenix has a 16-3-1 record against the spread and a 17-3 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 46.4% from the field.
  • Charlotte is 12-4 against the spread and 11-6 overall when allowing opponents to shoot higher than 48.2% from the field.
  • The Hornets have shot at a 45.9% rate from the field this season, 0.1 percentage points greater than the 45.8% shooting opponents of the Suns have averaged.
  • This season, Charlotte has an 11-6 record against the spread and a 10-7 record overall in games the team collectively shoots better than 45.8% from the field.
  • This season, Phoenix has a 10-4-1 record against the spread and an 11-4 straight up record when it allows opponents to shoot over 45.9% from the field.
  • The Suns’ 38% three-point shooting percentage this season is just 0.8 percentage points higher than opponents of the Hornets have shot from deep (37.2%).
  • Phoenix has collected a 13-3 record against the spread and a 13-3 straight-up record in games this season when the team knocks down more than 37.2% of its three-point shots.
  • Charlotte is 8-6 against the spread while putting up a 9-6 straight-up record when its opponents shoot over 38% from three-point range.
  • The Hornets’ three-point shooting percentage this season (38.1%) is just 3.6 percentage points higher than opponents of the Suns are averaging (34.5%).
  • Charlotte is 13-6 against the spread and 12-8 overall when shooting over 34.5% as a team from three-point range.
  • Phoenix has a 12-3-1 ATS record and a 13-3 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 38.1% from three-point range.
  • The Suns’ 13.7 made three-pointers per game this season are only 0.2 fewer made shots on average than the 13.9 per game the Hornets allow.
  • When Charlotte makes more three-pointers than its opponents, it is 10-5 against the spread and 11-5 overall. When Phoenix is out-shot from beyond the arc by its opponents, it is 2-5-1 ATS and 3-5 straight up.
  • The Hornets make the eighth-most three-pointers in the league, while the Suns give up the second-fewest makes from beyond the arc.

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Suns vs Hornets Stat Rankings

Suns Rank Suns AVG Hornets AVG Hornets Rank
15th 113.2 Points Scored 110.9 20th
4th 107.5 Points Allowed 112 16th
30th 43.8 Rebounds 44.2 12th
25th 8.5 Off. Rebounds 10.7 10th
10th 13.7 3pt Made 13.9 8th
6th 26.7 Assists 27 3rd
4th 12.3 Turnovers 14.6 25th

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