Monday, March 21, 2016
Time Warner Cable Arena
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Time Warner Cable Arena to play the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, March 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has San Antonio as 6 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 205.
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The Spurs come into this game with an overall record of 59-10 and a road record of 24-10. They are 1st in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 12.2 as they are averaging 104.6 points per game while giving up 92.3 per contest. San Antonio is 10-2 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 37-5. They are 9-1 in their last 10 games. The Hornets have an overall record of 39-30 and a home record of 26-11. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 103.1 points per game and surrendering 101, good for a point differential of 2.1. Charlotte has a division record of 7-7 and a conference record of 25-15. In their last 10 games they are 8-2.
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 20.9 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.9 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Kemba Walker averages 21.3 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Nicolas Batum averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 5.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
San Antonio averages 104.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 12.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 2nd in the league. They average 50.8 rebounds per game and 25 assists per game which ranks them 21st and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 13.1 per game. The Spurs allow 92.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 1st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 47.3 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 13th in the league.
Charlotte averages 103.1 points per game this year which ranks them 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 27th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 8th in the NBA. They average 52.4 rebounds per game and 21.3 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 19th respectively. In the turnover department the Hornets rank 2nd with 12.8 per game. The Hornets allow 101 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Hornets force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Spurs average 103.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 104.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12.3 per contest. The Spurs have an offensive rating of 110.9 and a defensive rating of 97.9. In terms of pace they average 94.3 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 23% of their shots. San Antonio turns the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%.
The Hornets score 105.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 103 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6 points per game. The Hornets rating on offense is 106.7 and they have a defensive rating of 104.4. They get 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shot attempts. Charlotte turns the ball over on 11.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 40-28-1 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 30-38-1 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 36-32-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 32-35-2 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/16/16 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Josh's Pick: Take San Antonio
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