Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets 12/02/2019 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets 12/02/2019 – The Phoenix Suns (8-10) and Charlotte Hornets (8-13) will play each other for the first of only two meetings this season on Monday at the Spectrum Center. The Suns will be trying to arrest a three-game losing streak, while the Hornets look to bounce back after absorbing a blowout loss to an Eastern Conference elite. NBA betting lines opened with the Suns taking a four-point handicap as the NBA spread underdogs in this game.
Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets 12/02/2019
Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets 12/02/2019 Betting Odds
Phoenix Suns Betting
After a torrid start into the 2019-20 NBA season, the Suns are playing like the Suns of the old. Three straight setbacks and seven losses in their last nine games have put Phoenix two games below .500. In Friday’s 120-113 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, Kelly Oubre Jr. recorded 22 points and 10 rebounds, Ricky Rubio had 21 points and 9 assists, and Devin Booker tallied 18. Unfortunately for the Suns, no one from them could stop Luka Doncic who had 42-point, 11-assists, 9-rebound performance in the desert.
Players to Watch: Devin Booker (24.5 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 6.3 APG), Kelly Oubre, Jr. (17.5 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 1.7 APG), Aron Baynes (14.7 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 2.9 APG)
Charlotte Hornets Betting
The Charlotte Hornets saw their mini winning streak ended at the hands of the mighty Milwaukee Bucks, 137-96, on Saturday. Devonte Graham registered 24 points and 5 assists, and Terry Rozier added 19 markers for Charlotte, who shot 36.6 percent from the field and 33 percent from the three-point line.
Players to Watch: Devonte’ Graham (17.9 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 7.5 APG), Terry Rozier (17.4 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 4.2 APG), Miles Bridges (12.9 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 2.0 APG)
Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets 12/02/2019 Betting Numbers
Phoenix is 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte’s last 6 games.
Aron Baynes C Calf is “?” Monday vs Charlotte
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist SF Calf is upgraded to “?” Monday vs Phoenix
Phoenix Suns vs Charlotte Hornets Betting Picks
Online bookmakers still have an inkling of respect for the Phoenix Suns, who have been really hit hard by injuries the past few weeks. Beating the Milwaukee Bucks might be just asking too much, but the Hornets are capable of pulling off an upset especially against a struggling squad like the Suns.
Moneyline: The Hornets are surprisingly 3-0 against the Suns in the last three games. But keep in mind that Charlotte had Kemba Walker before.
ATS: The Suns should be the favorite to win straight up and cover the spread. While the injury to Aron Baynes and Mikal Bridges is something to be concerned about, I believe that Phoenix has more firepower in them to blow by the Hornets by double figures.
TOTALs: The total opened at 226 points. The Suns and the Hornets averaged a combined 239 points in the last three games. I pick OVER.
Score Prediction: 120-108 Suns