San Antonio Spurs vs Charlotte Hornets Predictions, NBA Expert Picks 3/3/2020
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast - Charlotte
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte -1
Terry Rozier and the Charlotte Hornets (21-39, 4th in the Southeast Division) play the San Antonio Spurs (25-33, 5th in the Southwest Division) at Spectrum Center on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. Charlotte opens this contest as 1 point favorites. The O/U has been set at 224.
The Spurs are covering the spread 42.1% of the time, having gone 24-33-1 ATS. Charlotte is covering the spread 50.0% of the time, going 30-30-0 against the spread.
Key San Antonio Spurs Injuries
03/01/20 C LaMarcus Aldridge Shoulder is downgraded to doubtful Monday vs Indiana
03/01/20 C Jakob Poeltl Knee is out indefinitely
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/26/20 SG Malik Monk Suspension is out indefinitely
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 22.6 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Bryn Forbes averages 11.1 points per game in 25.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Terry Rozier averages 17.5 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Devonte' Graham averages 17.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 7.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
San Antonio averages 112.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 8th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 10th in the league. They average 45.0 rebounds per game and 24.5 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 12.4 per game. The Spurs allow 114.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 26th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.5 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 25.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 30th in the league with 102.0 points per game this year. They are 30th in the league in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -7.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 24th in the NBA. They are 21st in the league in rebounding with 43.1 boards per game, and 19th in assists per contest with 23.7. The Hornets are 16th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Hornets surrender 109.5 points per contest, which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 24th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 26.5 assists allowed per contest and 23rd with 46.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 15th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game.
The Spurs are 11th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.7, and their defensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 19th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 29th in the league. San Antonio is 30th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 8th in the league.
Charlotte is 9th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 5th in the league. The Hornets are 29th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.1, and their defensive rating of 112.9 is ranked 24th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 29th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Spurs/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take San Antonio +1
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