Saturday, January 7, 2017
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday, January 7, 2017. The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 20-17. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 105.8 points per game while giving up 103.6 per contest. The Spurs have an overall record of 29-7. They currently are 1st in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 106.1 points per game and surrendering 97.9, good for a point differential of 8.2.
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Nicolas Batum comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kemba Walker averages 23.2 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Lamarcus Aldridge averages 17.8 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 7.2 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Kawhi Leonard averages 24 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.9 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 92%.
Charlotte averages 105.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 22nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 54.8 rebounds per game and 23.5 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 11.8 per game. The Hornets allow 103.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 18th and they give up 23.8 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league.
San Antonio averages 106.1 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 2nd spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 1st in the NBA. They average 50.2 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per contest which ranks them 22nd and 5th respectively. In the turnover department the Spurs rank 9th with 13.4 per game. The Spurs allow 97.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 47.4 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 21.1 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the league. The Spurs force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 108.5 and a defensive rating of 106.2. In terms of pace they average 96.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 10.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Spurs rating on offense is 113.2 and they have a defensive rating of 104.4. They get 93.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 53%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. San Antonio turns the ball over on 12.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 18-18-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 22-15-0 against the over/under
San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 22-14-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 21-15-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
01/06/17 G Nicolas Batum Knee injured last game, "?" Saturday vs. San Antonio
01/02/17 F Cody Zeller Concussion out indefinitely
San Antonio Spurs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take San Antonio
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