The Phoenix Suns (33-29) take on the Charlotte Hornets (20-43) on Wednesday at Spectrum Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Suns vs. Hornets odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.
The Suns covered as 3.5-point road underdogs in Sunday’s 104-101 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Phoenix is 6-4 in its last 10 games and F Kevin Durant is expected to make his debut on Wednesday.
The Hornets beat the Detroit Pistons 117-106 on Monday and covered as 7-point home favorites. Charlotte is amid a 5-game winning streak, but G LaMelo Ball will miss the rest of the season after fracturing his ankle in the win.
The Suns and the Hornets will square off for the second time this season on Wednesday. Phoenix cruised to a 128-97 victory as 7.5-point home favorites and the Over (222.5) connected on Jan. 24.
Suns at Hornets odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 9:07 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Suns -500575 (bet $500 to win $100) | Hornets +400 (bet $100 to win $400)
- Against the spread (ATS): Suns -10.5 (-108) | Hornets +10.5 (-112)
- Over/Under (O/U): 228.5 (O: -105 | U: -115)
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Suns at Hornets key injuries
- F Kevin Durant (knee) probable
- G Landry Shamet (foot) out
- G LaMelo Ball (ankle) out
- F P.J. Washington (foot) doubtful
For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.
Suns at Hornets picks and predictions
Suns 119, Hornets 104
The Suns (-500) should be able to win with ease on Wednesday, but taking them straight up isn’t advised at the current odds.
Despite it being a massive spread, SUNS -10.5 (-108) is the ideal choice in this matchup. Even though Durant will likely be on a minutes restriction for his debut, he should be a positive addition to an already-talented team.
The Suns are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a loss and they’ve defeated the Hornets by an average of 32 points in the last 3 meetings.
UNDER 228.5 (-115) is the pick in this game as the Hornets will struggle to score without Ball on the floor. The Suns are also 8th in defensive rating this season.
Phoenix is 5-1 to the Under in its last 6 road games while Charlotte is 5-0 to the Under in its last 5 games following a win and 4-0 to the Under in its last 4 games overall.