Pregame Hornets vs Suns
It’s NBA friday night, pregame action from Phoenix and one more NBA tip for you.
The Suns are on the outside of the Western Conference playoff picture and are running out of time to gain the necessary ground. From now on , it’s do or die for them.
Phoenix has won two straight and four of six at home after a 114-106 win Wednesday against Toronto, allowing it to maintain some playoff hopes.The Suns are 10th in the West, three games back of Memphis with 12 remaining.
Phoenix needed 63 points from its bench to beat the Raptors after Grant Hill (flu symptoms) and Mickael Pietrus (sprained right knee) left before the end of the first quarter. Steve Nash also showed some signs of flu but A. Brooks was the spark from the bench. He scored a team-high 25 and added eight assists for the Suns, who were playing on consecutive nights after a 139-137 triple-overtime loss Tuesday against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Steve Nash scored 10 points and had 15 assists on Jan. 30 in a 104-102 victory against New Orleans, but the Suns nearly blew an eight-point lead in the final 18 seconds. The Suns have won three straight meetings against the Hornets in Phoenix and five of seven overall in the series.
A few trends to consider :
Suns are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Friday games.
Suns are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win.
Suns are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Suns are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference.
Hornets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest.
Hornets are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
Home team is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Hornets are 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The New Orleans Hornets won’t have leading scorer David West around down the stretch after he tore the ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season. The win against Utah might be very costly for the Hornets.
Tonight’s pregame NBA tip is : Play Phoenix -5@1,86 at Sportsinteraction