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Phoenix Suns' Kelly Oubre Jr. (3) celebrate with fans after coming back late in an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic during the second half Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Phoenix.
Phoenix Suns' Kelly Oubre Jr. (3) celebrate with fans after coming back late in an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic during the second half Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Phoenix.|Darryl Webb | Associated Press
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NBA Sunday: Hornets vs Suns — Phoenix is favored by eight points, is this a trap?

Greg Frank

Greg Frank

0-1 Saturday, 64-67-1 overall.

Hornets (+8.5) @ Suns (218.5)

Pick: Hornets +8.5

For just the second time this season, Phoenix is favored by at least eight points. I can’t figure out why and while these games can certainly be trappy, I’m willing to find out and take Charlotte. At 15-23, Phoenix is only percentage points better than the Hornets who enter tonight’s game at 15-26. There aren’t any notable injuries for the Hornets. The Hornets win total to start the season was 23.5, the lowest in the NBA. We’re still not at the halfway point of the NBA season and they’re already on pace to go well over that number because they win games like this against fellow lottery teams. In order for us to cash, we just need them to stay within eight. That’s not asking too much, right?