Our NBA pro basketball top betting selection on Sunday we select from the game between the New Orleans Hornets and Phoenix Suns. The Suns and Hornets will tip off from Phoenix at 9PM Eastern Time and it’s the NBA League Pass with the national television broadcast. The NBA best bet is playing on the New Orleans Hornets +10 ½ points against the Phoenix Suns. The betting line used for our NBA prediction comes courtesy of Top Bet sportsbook.
The betting odds from this pro basketball game opened with the Phoenix Suns favored by -11 points and the over under coming in at 188 ½ points. New Orleans got the early money from the bettors as the Suns have been bet down to a low of -10 points at most online sportsbooks while you can shop and find some betting outlets giving you +10 ½ points with the Hornets. The over under has steamed up in the early wagering to a current line of 192 ½ points. If you bet the favored Phoenix Suns on the money line you will lay -600 odds. If you believe the road team New Orleans Hornets can get the outright win tonight the return is +495 odds for you money line wager.
The New Orleans Hornets have been very competitive on the court despite being out of the playoff picture and devastated early on by the Chris Paul trade to the LA Clippers. They have been very good to their pointspread backers with five covers over their past six games. In the early afternoon yesterday the Hornets battled the Lakers at Staples Center and dropped a three point decision getting +12 ½ points. It was an afternoon game so the Hornets will have enough rest for this game. Point guard Jarrett Jack is producing well for the Hornets as he is hitting on 45.5% from the field on the year. Over their past five games the team has been very efficient as the club are making 47.5% of their shots with 38% coming from the three point line. On the defensive end of the court the Hornets are giving up just 92 points a game over that span of games.
The Phoenix Suns enters play with two straight losses and defeats in four of their six games. They were hit with a setback as veteran forward Grant Hill will have to undergo knee surgery and will be lost for the remainder of the regular season. What has resulted for the Suns is their defense has gone south as they have allowed their past five opponents 101 points along with 47.5% shooting. The course of this long condensed season could be taking its toll on this old Suns team and it may be the right time as we head in the final weeks of the season to play against the older teams in April as we may start to see decline in play. What usually goes first when teams start to fatigue is their defense. With the Hornets players hungry for a job next season in the NBA they will fight and scrap to cover this +10 ½ points for sportsbook betting.