Spurs vs. Hornets Prediction
Can the San Antonio Spurs avoid a letdown on the road tonight when the Spurs take on the Charlotte Hornets tonight at 7PM ET?
557 San Antonio Spurs vs. 558 Charlotte Hornets
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
7PM ET – Spectrum Center
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Spurs are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -3.5 points against the Hornets. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 220 points. The public betting for this game currently has 72 percent going on the Spurs on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Spurs fighting for position
San Antonio is currently tied for the seventh spot in the West with the Thunder. They have a 6.5-game edge over Sacramento to make the playoffs. The Spurs are coming off a win at Boston on Sunday and they are 7-1-1 against the spread in their last nine games. San Antonio is 43-31 on the season, 14-23 on the road, 41-31-2 against the spread and 40-33-1 with the over.
The Spurs are putting up 111.8 points per game on offense this season while shooting 47.8 percent as a team. San Antonio is the league’s top 3-point team, shooting 39.6 percent. Defensively, the Spurs are giving up 110.1 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 46.3 percent. DeMar DeRozan is leading the team with 21.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game while LaMarcus Aldridge is adding 21.3 points and 9.0 rebounds per contest.
Hornets making a push
Charlotte is riding a three-game win streak following a 115-114 win at Toronto on Sunday. The Hornets are currently 10th in the East, 2 games out of the eighth spot in the playoffs. Charlotte is now 34-39 on the season, 23-15 at home, 34-38-1 against the spread and 40-32-1 with the over.
The Hornets are putting up 110.7 points per game on offense while shooting just 44.7 percent from the field. Defensively, Charlotte is giving up 111.6 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 46.8 percent. Kemba Walker is leading the team with 25.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game. Jeremy Lamb is adding 15.2 points and 5.7 rebounds per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Spurs are 5-1 against the spread in their last six against Eastern Conference opponents and 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following a win.
The Hornets are 1-5-1 against the spread in their last seven Western Conference games and 5-14-1 ATS in their last 20 games against a team with a winning record.
The Hornets are riding a win streak, including two straight as an underdog, but Charlotte hasn’t been unable to sustain success over the season. The Spurs are fighting with the Thunder for the final two spots in the West. San Antonio can’t afford to have another letdown against a team like the Hornets. I think Charlotte will be outmatched by the hungry Spurs today.
NBA Prediction: San Antonio Spurs -3.5