Suns vs Hornets: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 28, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 28, 2021 - Last Updated on April 2, 2021

A game after he put up 32 points in a 110-105 win over the Heat, Malik Monk leads the Charlotte Hornets (23-21) at home against the Phoenix Suns (30-14) as 6-point underdogs. The matchup, which airs on FS-SE, begins at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, March 28, 2021. The matchup has an over/under set at 219 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of March 28, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Suns vs Hornets Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 28

Suns:
Abdel Nader: Out (Knee)

Hornets:
Malik Monk: Day To Day (Foot),
P.J. Washington: Day To Day (Leg),
LaMelo Ball: Out (Wrist)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Hornets (+6)
Total Pick Over (219)
Prediction Suns 113, Hornets 109

The model favors the Suns by 4.2 points, just 1.8 less than the 6-point spread set by FanDuel.

The FanDuel point total for this game is just 3.7 points lower than the model projection.

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Suns Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Devin Booker 40 24.9 4.1 4.6 0.9 0.3 2.0
Chris Paul 43 16.0 4.8 8.7 1.4 0.2 1.4
Deandre Ayton 44 14.8 10.9 1.5 0.3 1.1 0.1
Mikal Bridges 44 13.4 4.8 2.4 0.8 0.9 1.8
Jae Crowder 41 10.2 4.9 2.0 0.9 0.3 2.4

Suns Player Props

  • Devin Booker’s points prop over/under for the contest is set at 25.5, 0.6 points greater than his season average of 24.9.
  • Chris Paul’s PRA prop total for the game is set at 28.5, 0.9 less than his season average of 29.4.
  • Jae Crowder’s three pointers made prop over/under for the game is set at 2.5, 0.1 shots greater than his season average of 2.4.
  • Deandre Ayton’s blocks prop total for the game is set at 1.5, 0.4 blocks higher than his season average of 1.1.

Hornets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Terry Rozier 42 20.5 3.8 3.5 1.3 0.3 3.3
Gordon Hayward 40 19.9 5.7 4.1 1.3 0.4 2.0
LaMelo Ball 41 16.0 5.9 6.1 1.6 0.3 2.0
Devonte’ Graham 34 13.3 2.6 5.2 0.9 0.1 2.9
Malik Monk 31 13.2 2.6 1.8 0.5 0.1 2.2

Hornets Player Props

  • Terry Rozier’s PRA prop over/under for the game is set at 26.5, 1.2 lower than his season average of 27.7.
  • Cody Zeller’s PRA prop over/under for the contest is set at 16.5, 1.8 lower than his season average of 18.3.
  • Rozier’s three pointers made prop over/under for the contest is set at 3.5, 0.2 shots greater than his season average of 3.3.
  • P.J. Washington’s blocks prop over/under for the game is set at 1.5, 0.2 blocks higher than his season average of 1.3.

Shooting Trends

  • The Suns make 48.9% of their shots from the field this season, which is 1.7 percentage points higher than the Hornets have allowed to their opponents (47.2%).
  • Phoenix is 25-6 against the spread and 25-6 overall when it shoots better than 47.2% from the field.
  • Charlotte’s record is 19-7 against the spread and 19-8 overall when its opponents make more than 48.9% of their shots from the field.
  • The Hornets have shot at a 46.3% rate from the field this season, 0.6 percentage points higher than the 45.7% shooting opponents of the Suns have averaged.
  • This season, Charlotte has an 18-9 record against the spread and a 17-10 record overall in games the team collectively shoots above 45.7% from the field.
  • Phoenix is 18-4 against the spread and 18-4 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot higher than 46.3% from the field.
  • The Suns’ 37.9% three-point shooting percentage this season is only 1.1 percentage points higher than opponents of the Hornets have shot from deep (36.8%).
  • Phoenix has collected a 20-6 record against the spread and a 20-6 straight-up record in games this season when the team knocks down more than 36.8% of its three-point attempts.
  • Charlotte is 15-10 against the spread and 17-9 overall when its opponents shoot better than 37.9% from deep.
  • The Hornets are making 38.6% of their shots from deep, which is only 4.4 percentage points greater than the 34.2% the Suns’ opponents are averaging on the season.
  • Charlotte is 21-10-1 ATS and 20-13 overall when the team hits more than 34.2% of its three-point attempts.
  • Phoenix has a 22-6 ATS record and a 22-6 straight-up record in games this season it has shot better than 38.6% from three-point distance.
  • The Suns hit 13 three-pointers per game this season, one fewer made shot on average than the 14 per game the Hornets give up.
  • Charlotte is 16-6-1 against the spread and 17-7 overall when it connects on more threes than its opponents, while Phoenix is 8-7 ATS and 8-7 straight up in games when it is out-shot from distance.
  • The Suns rank 12th in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Hornets give up the 29th-fewest made threes in the league.

Suns vs Hornets Stat Rankings

Suns Rank Suns AVG Hornets AVG Hornets Rank
11th 113.7 Points Scored 111.9 18th
3rd 107.3 Points Allowed 112.5 19th
28th 43.4 Rebounds 43.8 16th
28th 8.2 Off. Rebounds 10.4 12th
12th 13 3pt Made 14 7th
2nd 27.2 Assists 27.2 3rd
6th 12.6 Turnovers 14.9 29th

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