The following are the pro basketball lines for tonight’s Charlotte Hornets at Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena for fans who enjoy betting on NBA games at SBG sportsbook:
Hornets -3½ (-110) 218 (-110) -165
Suns +3½ (-110) 218 (-110) +145
The Hornets are coming off a 109-104 win over the Lakers on Tuesday. Kemba Walker had 30 points – including the game-winning trey – and seven assists, Frank Kaminsky III added 24 points and 12 rebounds, and Marvin Williams scored 16 points. Marco Belinelli added 11 points off the bench. Charlotte was down 98-97 with 1:55 left in regulation when Walker spearheaded an 8-0 run. Walker finished the fourth quarter with 11 points. FK3 made a couple of free throws to put the Hornets ahead 105-97 lead with 27.2 seconds to go. Charlotte has split the past four games and has won only three of the last 16. Center Cody Zeller returned following a six-game absence with sore quad and scored six points in 19 minutes on Tuesday against the Lakers. This is good news considering that center Miles Plumlee is out with a calf injury. Guard Ramon Sessions is out as well with a knee injury. For fans who enjoy betting on NBA games, the Hornets are 2-6 against the spread in the last eight games when playing the Suns and 1-4 SU in the last five games when playing on the road against the Suns. The total has gone over in eight of Charlotte’s last 12 games on the road versus Phoenix.
On the bottom of the pro basketball lines, The Suns are coming off a 112-130 loss to Memphis. Eric ‘Tempest’ Bledsoe had 20 points and eight assists and TJ Warren added 17 points and six rebounds. Alan Williams scored 11 points off the bench. While Bledsoe scored in double figures for the 46th straight game, second lead scorer Devin Booker was the only starter to score in single digits (nine points). Moreover, Phoenix allowed the Grizzlies to shoot 56% from the field and 12 of 25 from the three-point line. The Suns are 0-3 since returning from the All Star break. Booker’s poor production may or may not have something to do with Vince Carter channeling his inner Xtina on him. You know, a fire in the room, ring the alarm (and I’m throwin’ elbows). Talk about playing dirty. Phoenix head coach Earl Watson seems to think that it did have something to do, prompting him to express the Suns’ need “to find someone in free agency or the first chance we get who can protect our top offensive players.” For fans who enjoy betting on NBA games, Phoenix is 2-5 against the spread in the last seven games at home and 4-1 SU in the last five games when playing at home against the Hornets. The total has gone over in four of the Suns’ last six games. The pro basketball lines indicate that Phoenix will continue on their losing streak while Charlotte will win two straight for the first time since January.