Charlotte Hornets vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 3/22/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Monday, March 22, 2021
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Fox Sports Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+4)
The San Antonio Spurs (22-17) play the Charlotte Hornets (20-21) at AT&T Center on Monday. San Antonio opens this matchup as 4-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 219.
The Charlotte Hornets played the Los Angeles Clippers and ended up losing by a score of 125-98 in their last contest. Charlotte ended with a 38.8% field goal percentage (31 of 80) and knocked down 15 of their 41 shots from downtown. From the charity stripe, the Hornets knocked down 21 of their 28 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. When it comes to pulling down boards, they compiled 39 with 13 of them being offensive. They also doled out 25 assists for the matchup while creating 9 turnovers and earning 5 steals. With regard to defense, Charlotte allowed their opponent to shoot 52.3% from the floor on 45 of 86 shooting. Los Angeles earned 26 dimes and had 9 steals in the matchup. On top of that, Los Angeles had 42 rebounds (9 offensive, 33 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Los Angeles shot 100.0% when shooting free throws by burying 23 of their 23 shots. They also knocked down 12 out of their 34 attempts from three-point range.
Gordon Hayward is a player who was a factor for this game. He totaled 17 points on 5 out of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30:20 minutes and also snagged 8 boards. Hayward ended up shooting 41.7% from the field and also totaled 4 assists. An additional guy that played a role in the game for the Hornets was LaMelo Ball. He grabbed 5 rebounds in 21:47 minutes played on the night. He ended up shooting 33.3% from the floor in the matchup by going 4-of-12 (13 points). When the game finished, Ball had accumulated 2 assists.
Charlotte will enter this matchup with a win-loss record of 20-21 for the campaign. They turn it over 15.6 times per game and as a team they commit 18.5 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Charlotte is pulling down 43.9 rebounds per game and has 1,111 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 3rd in the league in terms of passing the rock. The Hornets are hitting 38.3% from downtown (570 of 1,488) and 77.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 112.0 pts per game (17th in basketball) while going 46.2% from the field. When they are on defense, the Hornets are forcing their opponents into 15.5 turnovers every game while drawing 19.0 fouls. The Hornets defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 47.5% (634 of 781) and they concede 44.8 boards per game as a team. They are currently ranked 30th in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,156 surrendered for the campaign. They are giving up 37.0% on shots from downtown and they rank 22nd in the league in opponents PPG (113.5).
When they last stepped on the court, the San Antonio Spurs walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 120-113 against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Spurs were able to pull down 36 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 41 in this matchup. They also coughed it up 9 times, while getting 6 steals for the contest. The Bucks were called for 11 fouls for the matchup which got the Spurs to the free throw line for a total of 10 tries. They were able to make 9 of the free throws for a rate of 90.0%. When it comes to 3-point shots, San Antonio buried 12 of 33 tries (36.4%). When all was said and done, the Spurs ended up shooting 46 for 96 from the floor which had them sitting at 47.9%. The Spurs permitted the Bucks to bury 45 of 92 tries from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 48.9% in the matchup. They went 36.8% from beyond the arc by shooting 14 out of 38 and ended up shooting 16 out of 18 from the charity stripe (88.9%). With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, San Antonio allowed Milwaukee to pull down 49 in all (6 offensive).
Lonnie Walker was important for the Spurs for the game. He made 13 out of 21 for this contest giving him a rate of 61.9%, and had 6 rebounds. Walker accumulated 31 points in his 32:47 mins on the hardwood and totaled 1 assist for the game. Another guy that ended up playing a role for San Antonio was DeMar DeRozan. He finished this one with 13 dimes in his 38:19 mins on the court, and he shot 8 out of 18 from the floor. DeRozan wrapped this one up going 44.4% from the field and also notching 22 points and 3 boards.
San Antonio has a mark of 22-17 for the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Spurs are hitting on 45.8% from the field, which is ranked 20th in basketball. San Antonio has totaled 4,302 pts this year (110.3 per game) and they collect 44.4 rebounds per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 24.8 times per game (16th in the NBA) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.3 times per contest. The Spurs are responsible for committing 17.2 personal fouls every game and they connect on 78.7% from the charity stripe. The Spurs on the defensive side of the court are 8th in basketball in PPG given up with 110.4. The San Antonio defense concedes 37.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (495 of 1,321) and their opposition makes 74.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 24.6 assists and 47.9 boards every game, which is 14th and 28th in basketball. They are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.6% from the field (14th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Charlotte (+4)
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