Check out our free Spurs vs Hornets pick and preview for this NBA game in Charlotte. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Spurs vs Hornets NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: San Antonio Spurs at Charlotte Hornets
- Where: Charlotte at Spectrum Center
- Date: Wednesday, February 15th
- Betting Odds CHA -6.5, SA +202 | CHA -247 O/U 241.0
So far, the Spurs have put together an overall record of 14-44, while going 24-34-0 vs the spread. The Spurs come into the game in the middle of a 13 game losing streak, losing these matchups by an average of -15.15 points per contest.
The Spurs will be looking to bounce back from a 117-109 loss to the Cavaliers. In terms of betting, San Antonio entered as 16 point underdogs, giving them an ATS win. San Antonio got off to a slow start, trailing by 16 points going into halftime. In the loss, Keldon Johnson led the team in scoring with 25 points on a field goal percentage of 61.5%.
So far, the Hornets have put together an overall record of 16-43, while going 23-31-5 vs the spread. In their previous 3 games, the Hornets are averaging 121 points per game while allowing 128. This has led to a record of 1-2.
The Hornets are coming off a 144-138 win over the Hawks. This win came despite entering the game as the 6 point underdogs. In the game, Charlotte was able to hold on to their first half lead, as they led the Hawks by 6 going into the second half. In the win, LaMelo Ball led the team in scoring with 30 points on a field goal percentage of 63.2%.
Head To Head Recap & Stats
In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Hornets picked up the 129-102 win over the Spurs. The Hornets point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 1.0 point favorite. This has been the only matchup between the two teams this season. Similar to their season-long average, the Spurs averaged 116.0 points per game vs the Hornets. On the other side, Charlotte saw an improvement in their scoring numbers when playing the Spurs, as they averaged 127.0 points per game in these matchups. In terms of betting, Charlotte has an ATS record of 4-1 in the previous 5 matchups vs San Antonio. This mark has come on an average scoring margin of +8 points per game in favor of the Hornets. San Antonio and Charlotte averaged a combined 228 points per game in these games, leading to an over-under mark of 4-1.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 58 games, the Spurs are averaging 112.5 points per contest, placing them 23rd in the NBA. Coming into today’s game, the Spurs will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.5 made 3’s per game. Not only is the San Antonio offense struggling with their outside shot, but they are also getting to the charity stripe at a below average rate. So far, they are the 30th ranked team in made free-throws per contest.
Currently, the Spurs defense is ranked 23rd in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 113.04 points per game vs the unit.
A key injury to note in this game is the absence of the Spurs 2nd leading scorer, Tre Jones. In his 52 games, Jones is averaging 12.8 points per game while dishing out 6.2 assists and grabbing 3.6 rebounds. In his absence, the team will be looking for even more production out of Keldon Johnson, who leads the team and is 35th in the NBA at 21.9 points per contest. For the season, he has connected on 44.8% of his field goal attempts while taking 19.0% of the team’s shots from the floor.
The Hornets come into today’s game as the 24th ranked scoring offense at 112.4 points per game. For the season, the Hornets have been playing an up-tempo style of basketball as they sit 4th in the NBA in possessions per game.. However, they have not been able to pair this up-tempo speed with overall scoring efficiency, as they are just 15th in made field goals per game.
Against the Spurs, the Hornets will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 25th in points allowed.
This season, the Hornets offense has primarily worked through Terry Rozier and P.J. Washington who are 1st and 2nd on the team in scoring. In his 49 games, Rozier is 36th in the NBA at 21.8 points per game. So far, him and Washington have accounted for 35% of the team’s field goal attempts while combining to average 36.9 points per contest. In addition to sitting 2nd on the team in scoring, P.J. Washington is grabbing 4.6 rebounds for Charlotte to go along with 2.4 assists.
Spurs vs Hornets Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Hornets -6.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over 241.0