Basketball betting favors Phoenix on Thursday as they travel to New Orleans to face the Hornets in a nationally televised game on TNT.
Normally this would have been an attractive matchup for TNT but the Hornets are struggling in NBA betting and they are without their superstar guard Chris Paul.
Basketball betting has seen Phoenix play very well this season. The Suns have been rolling along in NBA betting with the 2nd best offense in the league. Phoenix has had success recently against New Orleans as well, winning the last two games. Phoenix is 5-3 in its last eight road games against the Hornets, including a win in the last meeting on April 8 at New Orleans Arena. Phoenix has won 13 of the last 20 meetings overall. The Suns defeated the Hornets last Wednesday at home by a score of 124-104. The Suns scored 75 points in the first half and never looked back as they routed the Hornets in basketball betting.
Six of the last seven games between Phoenix and New Orleans have gone over the basketball betting total. The Suns will undoubtedly do their part in this basketball betting game but the Hornets without Paul have been pathetic. The Hornets started slowly this season in basketball betting and the team fired head coach Byron Scott. Things have gotten even worse since then in NBA betting for the Hornets. Paul is hurt and the team has a lot of problems in basketball betting. Peja Stojakovic is being counted on to score a lot of points and his best days are behind him. David West is a nice player but Emeka Okafor is a defensive player and Darren Collison is not a big scorer as NBA betting stats show. It is hard to find many positives for the Hornets right now in basketball betting.
Phoenix is favored in basketball betting on the road and laying points in this matchup may not be a problem. The only positive for the Hornets is that they are at home and getting big points. They may be able to sneak under the basketball betting number if Phoenix doesn’t play as focused as they normally would. Sometimes a team will letdown a bit when the best player on the other squad is out and that could happen to the Suns here. The Hornets better hope so because that is about their only chance of winning in basketball betting.