San Antonio Spurs at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 3/26/2019
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
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The San Antonio Spurs travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has San Antonio as 3 point favorites.
The Spurs head into this matchup with a mark of 43-31. They are 2nd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 1.6 as they average 111.8 points per contest while giving up 110.1 per game. The Hornets have an overall mark of 34-39. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 110.7 points per contest and give up 111.6, which is a point differential of -0.9.
Valuable San Antonio Spurs Betting Trends
The San Antonio Spurs are 41-31-2 against the spread
The San Antonio Spurs are 40-34-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 33-38-2 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 41-32-0 against the over/under
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
10/08/18 G Dejounte Murray ACL is out for season
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/25/19 PG Tony Parker Personal is questionable Tuesday vs San Antonio
03/24/19 F Cody Zeller Knee is questionable Tuesday vs San Antonio
03/24/19 SF Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Concussion is questionable Tuesday vs San Antonio
03/24/19 G Nicolas Batum Illness is questionable Tuesday vs San Antonio
LaMarcus Aldridge comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. DeMar DeRozan averages 21.4 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.2 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Kemba Walker averages 25.0 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Jeremy Lamb averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 111.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 15th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 24.6 assists per game, which ranks them 20th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.0 per game. The Spurs allow 110.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 13th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.1 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 24.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 20th in the league with 110.7 points per game this year. They are 26th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.0. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 44.3 boards per game, and 22nd in assists per contest with 23.1. The Hornets are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Hornets surrender 111.6 points per contest, which ranks them 16th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 25th with 25.8 assists allowed per contest and 19th with 45.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game.
The Spurs are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 111.2, and their offensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 19th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 98.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 7th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA. San Antonio is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA.
Charlotte is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 7th in the league. The Hornets are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111, and their defensive rating of 112 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 22nd. As a team they are 19th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte +3
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