San Antonio Spurs vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 2/14/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Fox Sports Southeast
Odds/Point Spread: San Antonio (-1.5)
Spectrum Center is the site where and the Charlotte Hornets (13-14) will play the San Antonio Spurs (15-11) on Sunday. Charlotte opens this contest as 1.5-point dogs. The total opens at 228.
The San Antonio Spurs took the court against the Atlanta Hawks and earned the victory with a final of 125-114 in their last game. San Antonio walked away from the contest with a 52.9% field goal percentage (45 of 85) and knocked down 12 of 31 shots from downtown. When they shot from the free throw line, the Spurs converted 23 of 28 attempts for a percentage of 82.1%. When discussing hauling in rebounds, they earned 46 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 27 assists for the matchup while earning 6 steals and 6 blocks. In terms of the defense, San Antonio allowed their opponent to shoot 43.3% from the field on 39 out of 90 shooting. Atlanta doled out 22 dimes and had 10 steals for this game. Moreover, the Hawks snagged 41 rebounds (10 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 4 rejections. Atlanta finished shooting 75.8% at the charity stripe by knocking down 25 of their 33 tries. They also buried 11 of 32 shots from distance.
DeMar DeRozan is a player who was a contributor for the contest. He ended up with 23 points on 7 out of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 25:42 minutes and snagged 6 rebounds. DeRozan finished 63.6% from the field and totaled 8 assists. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Spurs was Keldon Johnson. He totaled 2 boards and accounted for 2 assists. He finished the contest at 72.7% from the field in the matchup via 8-of-11 (20 points). Overall, Johnson was on the hardwood for 27:35 minutes.
San Antonio comes into this game with a win-loss record of 15-11 on the season. They average 110.7 points per outing (20th in the league) on 45.2% from the field. The Spurs are hitting 36.1% on three-point shots (281 of 778) and 79.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, San Antonio is pulling in 45.2 rebounds per game and is sitting with 649 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 11th in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. They are giving up possession 11.2 times per game and as a squad are committing 17.3 personal fouls per game. When they are on defense, the Spurs are forcing 13.9 turnovers per game and they draw 18.9 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 17th in basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 644 surrendered on the year. The Spurs are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 47.0% (361 of 491) and they surrender 47.9 boards per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 38.8% on 3-point shots and they rank 14th in the NBA in opponents PPG (111.5).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Charlotte Hornets went home victorious with a score of 120-114 when they faced the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Hornets were able to corral 43 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 55 for this contest. They stuffed 3 tries while recording 4 steals in the game. The Timberwolves earned 18 personal fouls for this game which took the Hornets to the charity stripe for 19 attempts. They were able to make 19 of the free throws for a rate of 100.0%. In relation to shots from downtown, Charlotte made 13 out of 36 tries (36.1%). When the game finished, the Hornets shot 44 for 90 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 48.9%. The Hornets allowed the Timberwolves to convert 45 out of 99 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 45.5% for the matchup. They finished shooting 39.0% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 16 out of 41 and finished the contest at 8 of 14 from the charity stripe (57.1%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Charlotte permitted Minnesota to pull down 40 overall (9 on the offensive side).
Terry Rozier was important for the Hornets in this game. He made 13 of 20 for this game for a field goal percentage of 65.0%, which earned him 41 points. Rozier totaled 7 rebounds in his 40:55 mins of time on the court and tallied 3 assists in this matchup. One more player who came through for Charlotte was LaMelo Ball. He walked away with 20 points in 36:45 minutes played by going 8 out of 15 from the floor for the matchup. Ball ended up shooting 53.3% from the floor while also contributing 4 dimes and 11 boards.
Charlotte has a record of 13-14 for the season. The Hornets commit 18.3 personal fouls every game and they connect on 76.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 27.6 times per contest (2nd in basketball) and they cough up possession 14.9 times per game. Charlotte has totaled 3,005 points for the year (111.3 per contest) and they grab 44.4 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Hornets are hitting on 45.7% from the field, which ranks them 18th in the league. The Hornets on defense are ranked 13th in the league in points allowed per contest with 111.3. They have conceded 28.0 assists and 45.7 total rebounds per game, which ranks 30th and 22nd in the league. The Charlotte defense allows 37.0% on shots from distance (407 of 1,101) and opponents are knocking down 72.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 15.6 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.2% from the field (13th in the league).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take San Antonio (-1.5)
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