Charlotte Hornets vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 12/15/2021 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports SE-CHA
The San Antonio Spurs (10-16) will take on the Charlotte Hornets (15-14) at AT&T Center on Wednesday.
The Hornets took the court against the Mavericks and went home with a loss by a final score of 120-96 in their last contest. Charlotte walked away from the contest with a 39.5% FG percentage (34 out of 86) and knocked down 13 of 37 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Hornets buried 15 of 24 tries for a rate of 62.5%. In the matter of grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 38 with 18 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 22 assists in the matchup while forcing 8 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In regard to defense, Charlotte let their opponent shoot 51.8% from the floor on 43 of 83 shooting. Dallas distributed 50 dimes and had 28 steals for the contest. Moreover, Dallas snagged 36 boards (14 offensive, 22 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Dallas finished the contest at 88.2% from the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of 17 shots. They also converted 19 out of their 41 shots from 3-point range. When it comes to personal fouls, the Hornets walked away with 18 while the Mavericks finished the game with 9 personal fouls.
Gordon Hayward is a player who was a major factor in this game. Hayward walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and also earned 6 dimes. He played for 30 mins and also pulled down 6 rebounds. He left the arena with 17 points on 5 of 10 shooting.
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Charlotte comes into this game with a mark of 15-14 for the campaign. They average 115.1 points per outing (2nd in the NBA) while shooting 46.1% from the floor. The Hornets are shooting 38.3% on 3-pointers (412 of 1,077) and 73.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Charlotte is snagging 43.4 rebounds per game and has earned 761 assists on the campaign, which has them ranked 1st in basketball in terms of passing. They are losing possession via turnover 13.0 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 19.4 fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Hornets are able to force 15.1 turnovers per game and they draw 19.6 fouls. They are surrendering 35.5% from 3-point land and they are ranked 30th in the league in points per game allowed (116.4). The Hornets defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 47.2% (1,242 of 2,632) and they concede 47.9 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 30th in the league in giving up assists to the opposition with 759 surrendered on the season.
In their last game, the Spurs walked away with a victory by a final of 112-97 when they faced the Pelicans. Regarding rebounding, San Antonio allowed New Orleans to snag 31 overall (11 on the offensive glass). They shot 27.6% from distance via 8 of 29 and ended up going 9 of 15 from the free throw line (60.0%). The Spurs permitted the Pelicans to convert 40 out of 94 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.6% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Spurs walked away from this one shooting 45 for 91 from the floor which had them at 49.5%. When it comes to 3-pointers, San Antonio converted 7 of their 25 attempts (28.0%). They were able to bury 15 of the free throws for a clip of 75.0%. The Pelicans had 14 fouls in the matchup which took the Spurs to the free throw line for a total of 20 tries. They turned the ball over 13 times, while earning 11 steals for the contest. The Spurs recorded 40 defensive rebounds and 15 offensive rebounds totaling 55 in the matchup.
Derrick White was important for the Spurs in this game. White scored 24 points in his 34 mins of playing time and accumulated 9 dimes in this game. He converted 9 out of 17 in the matchup giving him a rate of 52.9%, and earned 8 rebounds.
San Antonio has a win-loss mark of 10-16 so far this year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Spurs are connecting on 46.8% from the field, which ranks them 4th in the league. San Antonio has totaled 2,822 points this year (108.5 per game) and they grab 45.3 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 28.0 times per contest (2nd in the NBA) and they are turning it over 13.2 times per contest. The Spurs are committing 16.8 fouls every game and they shoot 70.3% from the free throw line.
The San Antonio defense surrenders 35.9% on shots from distance (334 of 931) and opponents are making 75.9% of their free throw shots. They give up 24.0 dimes and 46.0 total rebounds per game, which is 17th and 21st in basketball. The Spurs on defense are ranked 19th in the league in PPG given up with 108.7. They are forcing 14.7 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 45.8% from the field (21st in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Charlotte
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