Charlotte @ Phoenix
Current Records: Charlotte 14-16; Phoenix 20-10
What to Know
The Phoenix Suns have the luxury of staying home another game and will welcome the Charlotte Hornets at 9 p.m. ET Feb. 24 at PHX Arena. Phoenix knows how to get points on the board — the squad has finished with flashy point totals in its past four matchups — so hopefully Charlotte likes a good challenge.
You’re bound to get a positive result if you outscore your opponent every quarter, and that’s exactly how it played out for the Suns on Monday. They put a hurting on the Portland Trail Blazers at home to the tune of 132-100. The game was all but wrapped up at the end of the third, by which point Phoenix had established a 100-71 advantage. Their shooting guard Devin Booker did his thing and had 34 points.
Meanwhile, Charlotte was expected to have a tough go of it on Monday, and, well, they did. They found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unfortunate 132-110 punch to the gut against the Utah Jazz. This matchup was a close 67-64 at the break, but unfortunately for Charlotte it sure didn’t stay that way. Charlotte’s loss came about despite a quality game from small forward Gordon Hayward, who had 21 points.
The Suns are the favorite in this one, with an expected 9.5-point margin of victory. They might be worth taking a chance on against the spread as they are currently on a three-game streak of ATS wins.
Phoenix’s win lifted them to 20-10 while Charlotte’s defeat dropped them down to 14-16. We’ll see if Phoenix can repeat their recent success or if the Hornets bounce back and reverse their fortune.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: PHX Arena — Phoenix, Arizona
- TV: Fox Sports – Arizona
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Suns are a big 9.5-point favorite against the Hornets, according to the latest NBA odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 9.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
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Charlotte have won six out of their last ten games against Phoenix.
- Jan 12, 2020 – Phoenix 100 vs. Charlotte 92
- Dec 02, 2019 – Phoenix 109 vs. Charlotte 104
- Jan 19, 2019 – Charlotte 135 vs. Phoenix 115
- Jan 06, 2019 – Charlotte 119 vs. Phoenix 113
- Mar 10, 2018 – Charlotte 122 vs. Phoenix 115
- Feb 04, 2018 – Charlotte 115 vs. Phoenix 110
- Mar 26, 2017 – Charlotte 120 vs. Phoenix 106
- Mar 02, 2017 – Phoenix 120 vs. Charlotte 103
- Mar 01, 2016 – Charlotte 126 vs. Phoenix 92
- Jan 06, 2016 – Phoenix 111 vs. Charlotte 102
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