It is an NBA betting matchup of two teams going in opposite directions as the Suns are rolling while the Hornets are struggling.
Basketball betting may favor the Suns but the Hornets have owned this series against the NBA betting odds of late. New Orleans has won six of the last ten against Phoenix outright and they are a super 8-2 against the basketball betting number in those games. The teams met three times last season but only once in Phoenix. The Hornets won that game 108-95. The teams split the two basketball betting matchups in New Orleans. Five of the last six games between the two teams have gone over in basketball betting.
New Orleans was thought of as one of the top teams in the NBA but so far this basketball betting season it has not gone well for the Hornets. Chris Paul is leading them in scoring but he hasn’t been enough. Normally New Orleans can play defense but that hasn’t happened this NBA betting season either. Emeka Okafor has been a nice pickup but he doesn’t score many points so that has put more pressure on Paul to carry the load. New Orleans should score some points in this basketball betting matchup since Phoenix likes to run and gun.
Phoenix has been leading the league in scoring as basketball betting stats show. Steve Nash is off to a hot start and he is getting a lot of help. So far it looks like getting rid of Shaquille O’Neal was a great move for the Suns. Phoenix is red hot while Shaq and the Cavaliers don’t look nearly as good in basketball betting. Phoenix has Nash and he is getting help from Amare Stoudemire, Grant Hill and new additions Jason Richardson and Channing Frye. Phoenix has been very good so far this basketball betting season. The Suns are not playing much defense but that is really nothing new. The difference this year is that Phoenix has their run and gun offense again and that has made them a threat every night in basketball betting. Even though the trends are in favor of New Orleans in this game, the Suns may be able to outscore the Hornets and win in NBA betting.