Hornets – Suns
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For today’s game our option might be considered a bit weird and unusual, but it’s based on the previous NBA seasons statistics.
On a second night of a back to back, New Orleans Hornets look to bounce back while trying to avoid a third straight defeat to the Suns. They had the chance to set a franchise record with an 11th straight victory Saturday, but fell 102-96 at the struggling Sacramento and made just 43.2 percent of its shots en route to its second loss in nine road games.
The Hornets allowed Sacramento to shoot 50.0 percent and outscore them 52-30 in the paint despite 21 points from power forward David West and 15 from center Emeka Okafor. In its last two contests, the Hornets have allowed the Warriors and Kings to shoot a combined 52.7 percent.
On the other side, thr Suns snapped a three-game skid with an 88-71 impressive win over Boston on Friday.
Reserve forward Marcin Gortat had career highs of 19 points with 17 rebounds while Steve Nash added 13 points with 10 assists. However, it was a strong defensive effort that paced the Suns to their fourth win in five home games.
Gortat shot 8 of 13 from the field and also added a block to his stat line while logging 30 minutes. Gortat has managed 10 games in double figures with the Suns compared to just two with Orlando and has now recorded a three double-doubles over his last five games.
Phoenix allowed its fewest points this season and held the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics to 34.2 percent shooting – the lowest against the Suns in 2010-11.
The Suns averaged 122.0 points and shot 56.4 percent while winning their last two home games versus New Orleans, which has dropped four of five overall in the series.
A few NBA trends to be consider:
Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win.
Suns are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
Suns are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Suns are 11-5-2 ATS in their last 18 Sunday games.
Hornets are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Tonight’s free NBA tip is : Take Phoenix -1 @1.91 at Sportsinteraction