Charlotte Hornets at San Antonio Spurs NBA Picks & Predictions 11/3/2017
Friday, November 3, 2017
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to AT&T Center to play the San Antonio Spurs on Friday, November 3, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Hornets head into this matchup with a mark of 5-3. They are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.9 as they are averaging 105.8 points per contest while giving up 103.9 per game. The Spurs have an overall mark of 4-3. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They are averaging 98.1 points per contest and giving up 98.9, which is a point differential of -0.8.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 5-3-0 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Important San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 3-4-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/02/17 SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Illness left last game, is "?" Friday vs. San Antonio
10/16/17 PG Michael Carter-Williams Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 G Nicolas Batum Elbow OUT 6-8 weeks
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
11/01/17 F Joffrey Lauvergne Ankle is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs. Golden State
10/22/17 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
10/17/17 PG Tony Parker Quad is out indefinitely
Jeremy Lamb averages 17 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.9 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 24.6 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%.
Pau Gasol averages 10.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 8 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 70%. LaMarcus Aldridge averages 23.6 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Spurs. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets allow 103.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they give up 22.5 assists per contest which puts them in 17th place in the league. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in the league. Charlotte averages 105.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.88 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 12th in the league. They average 50.1 rebounds per game and 18.9 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 27th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 14.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs surrender 98.9 points per contest, which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 8th with 20.6 assists allowed per contest, and 8th with 42.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spurs are 16th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game this season. San Antonio is 27th in the league with 98.1 points per game this year. They are 25th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -0.71. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 5th in the league in rebounding with 47.7 boards per game and 23rd in assists per contest with 20.9. The Spurs are 25th in turnovers per game with 14.4.
The Hornets are 18th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.2, and their defensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 21st. In terms of pace they are 9th in the league with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 17th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 20th in the league. Charlotte is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 10.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 26th in the league.
San Antonio is 23rd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 14th in the NBA. The Spurs are 25th in the league in defensive rating with 102.8, and their offensive rating of 102.1 is ranked 22nd. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 96.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 28th. As a unit they are 28th in the league in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 24% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Spurs NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio -5.5
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