San Antonio Spurs at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Charlotte as 1.5 point favorites.
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The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 11-7. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 100.7 points per contest while giving up 98.7 per game. The Hornets have an overall record of 8-9. They currently are 2nd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 106.9 points per game and surrendering 106.5, good for a point differential of 0.4.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 9-9-0 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 7-11-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 8-8-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 9-8-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/22/17 SF Kawhi Leonard Quad is out indefinitely
10/17/17 PG Tony Parker Quad is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
11/23/17 G/F Nicolas Batum Elbow injured last game, is "?" Friday vs. Cleveland
Rudy Gay averages 11.8 points per game in 21.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 4.9 rebounds per game for San Antonio. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 21.9 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Spurs. He pulls down 8.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%.
Jeremy Lamb averages 16.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Kemba Walker averages 23 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 6.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spurs allow 98.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 18th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.7 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league. San Antonio averages 100.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.94 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 45.6 rebounds per game and 23.2 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets surrender 106.5 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 10th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 22.5 assists allowed per contest, and 17th with 44.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 1st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13 per game this season. Charlotte is 14th in the league with 106.9 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 0.41. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 12th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 47.5 boards per game and 27th in assists per contest with 19.9. The Hornets are 30th in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Spurs are 19th in the league in defensive rating with 103.5, and their offensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 25th. They are 30th in the NBA in pace with 95.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 23rd. As a unit they are 24th in the league in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA. San Antonio is 18th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 18th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 30th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 22nd in the NBA. The Hornets are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 106.6, and their offensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 16th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 19th. As a unit they are 18th in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte -1.5
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