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Phoenix vs. Charlotte,
12/02/2019 19:00 EDT,
Score: 109 - 104
Total: -106/+225½ Under
10* Under Suns/Hornets (7:05 ET): My own power ratings indicate there's some value on Phoenix here, but it's hard to trust a team that's lost six of seven and laying points on the road. Especially one as "unproven" as the Suns. This team has shown definitely improvement this year as they are a respectable 8-10 SU. Remember that they have finished in the Western Conference basement each of the last three seasons. Charlotte has the same number of wins as Phoenix, but has lost 13 times and has a very poor point differential (-8.5 PPG). For the sake of comparison, the Suns have actually outscored opponents this season.
Charlotte gave up 137 points in its last game, so they're not exactly playing well either. But that was against Milwaukee. They're not facing the Bucks again here, which is good because they allowed 30+ pts in every quarter of that game. The Bucks shot 56.2%. Expect better defense tonight from the Hornets. As for the offense, you shouldn't expect much. They are only averaging 105.5 PPG. Just four teams are scoring less than that.
Phoenix also has struggled defensively its last two times out, giving up an average of 130 PPG. Like Charlotte, five of the Suns' last six games have gone Over the total. These teams also have a history of going Over against one another as that's the way the past NINE head to head meetings have gone. But look for this one to be a little different. Road games see the Suns both scoring and allowing fewer points per game. The Under is 3-0 for them this season when they are on the road and the total is 220+ points. 10* Under Suns/Hornets