At 7:00 ET, the San Antonio Spurs will travel to take on the Charlotte Hornets in a non-conference matchup. The Hornets are favored by 4.5 points at BetOnline and have dropped six straight games. The Spurs, who are 7-33 on the season, have lost three in a row.
BSSE will have the TV coverage for this game, which will be played at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. The over/under line for this game is 236.5 points.
Do the Spurs Have What it Takes on the Road?
San Antonio is looking to snap a three-game losing streak today against the Hornets. The Spurs are currently 15th in the Western Conference with a record of 7-33.
On the season, the Spurs are 4-33 as the underdog and are 18-22 against the spread. As the underdog, they have failed to cover the spread in their last two games and have an ATS record of 9-12 on the road.
In terms of their O/U record, the Spurs are 23-16-1 for the season. The under has hit in their last two games, and today’s O/U line of 236.5 is lower than their season average of 233.4.
In their most recent game, the Spurs lost to the Celtics by a score of 117-98. They were 15-point underdogs in that game and are 5-19 against other Western Conference teams.
For the season, the average combined scoring total in Spurs games is 233.1 points. This is lower than today’s O/U line of 236.5, and 24 of their games have had lower O/U lines.
When it comes to scoring, the Spurs are currently 25th in the NBA, averaging 111.9 points per game. However, they have been better at home, where they are 15th in the league with 116.3 points per game. On the road, they are 29th with 107.9 points per game.
San Antonio’s offense has been below the NBA scoring average in 55.0% of their games this season. In terms of field goal percentage, the Spurs are 28th in the league at 45%. They are also 27th in true shooting percentage.
Despite being 3rd in pace, the Spurs are 22nd in two-point shooting percentage at 53%. They are also 28th in three-point shooting at 34%. In terms of three-point attempts, San Antonio is 9th in the league.
At this time, the Spurs’ defense is positioned 26th in the NBA, permitting 121.2 points per game. The San Antonio defense has allowed opponents to shoot 38.6% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 48.6% of their field goal attempts vs. San Antonio.
- Zach Collins (Questionable) Ankle
- Charles Bassey (Out) Left Knee
- Victor Wembanyama (Out) Rest
- Sidy Cissoko (Out) Ankle
Can the Hornets Live Up to the Hype at Home?
The Hornets are favored by 4.5 points today against the Spurs. This season, Charlotte has been favored in just three of their 38 games and has a record of 1-2 in those games. As the favorite, they are 0-3 ATS, and their average scoring margin as the favorite is -8.3 points per game.
Charlotte’s O/U record for the season is 19-19, and their games have averaged 228.8 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 236.5, which is higher than 30 of their previous games. In games with lower O/U lines than 236.5, the Hornets are 15-15.
Despite being favored in their last six games, the Hornets have lost all six. In their most recent game, they lost to the Pelicans by a score of 132-112. The Hornets were 12-point underdogs in that game, and the O/U line was 229.5.
Charlotte is currently 13th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 8-30. In the Southeast Division, they are in 4th place. On the spread, the Hornets are 13-23 this season and have failed to cover in their last four games. At home, they are 6-9 ATS.
At 108.4 points per game, the Hornets are 28th in the NBA in scoring. They are also one of the worst free-throw shooting teams in the league, ranking 30th in both free throws made and attempted per game.
When it comes to scoring at home, Charlotte is averaging 108.6 points per contest. However, they have been held below the NBA scoring average in 63.2% of their games this season.
Overall, the Hornets are shooting 45% from the field, which is 27th in the league. In terms of three-point shooting, they are hitting just 35% of their attempts.
So far, the Hornets’ defense is ranked 25th in the league at 120.4 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Hornets squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 56.3% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 39.9% from downtown.
- Gordon Hayward (Out) Calf
- Nick Richards (Questionable) Ankle
- Mark Williams (Out) Back
- Bryce McGowens (Questionable) Hip
- Brandon Miller (Questionable) Back
Spurs vs. Hornets Pick
As the underdogs with a spread of +4.5, we recommend going with the Spurs on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.
Pick: Take the Spurs at +4.5
As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 236.5 and our model has the Spurs and Hornets finishing with a combined 211 points. Our pick is to take the under.
Pick: Go Under 236.5 points (-110)