Charlotte Hornets vs San Antonio Spurs Prediction, 10/19/2022 Preview and Pick
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs San Antonio Spurs
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Location: AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX
TV: Bally Sports Southwest-San Antonio
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (-3)
The San Antonio Spurs will play the Charlotte Hornets at AT&T Center on Wednesday. San Antonio opens as 3-point underdogs. The over/under is 226.
The Hornets faced the Wizards and walked away with a win by a score of 124-108 in their last game of last season. When talking about personal fouls, the Hornets ended up with 20 while the Wizards recorded 16 personal fouls. They also made 8 out of their 23 attempts from 3-point land. Washington ended up going 61.5% at the charity stripe by making 16 of 26 attempts. On top of that, Washington pulled down 43 rebounds (17 offensive, 26 defensive) and got 9 blocked shots. Washington distributed 25 assists and had 12 steals in this contest. In relation to the defense, Charlotte allowed the other team to shoot 44.7% from the floor on 42 of 94 shooting. They also distributed 34 dimes for this contest as well as forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and having 6 steals. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they earned 48 with 11 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Hornets knocked down 10 of their 14 attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. Charlotte finished the contest having earned a 53.9% field goal percentage (48 of 89) and converted 18 of 33 shots from 3-point land.
LaMelo Ball is one guy who had an impact for the matchup. Ball finished the game at 50.0% from the floor and also dished out 9 assists. He saw the court for 29 mins and also snagged 10 rebounds. He walked away with 24 points on 8 of 16 shooting.
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Charlotte comes into this matchup after finishing with a record of 43-39 last season. They had an average of 115.3 points per contest (4th in basketball) while hitting 46.8% from the field. The Hornets shot 36.5% on three-point attempts (1,143 of 3,130) and 74.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Charlotte pulled in 44.6 rebounds per contest and totaled 2,302 assists over the course of last year, which was 1st in the league in terms of passing. They gave up possession 13.3 times per contest and as a unit committed 19.9 fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Hornets were able to force 15.0 turnovers per game and they drew 19.6 personal fouls. They surrendered 36.2% on 3-point attempts while they were 25th in the league in points per game allowed (114.9). The Hornets gave up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.6% (3,444 of 7,388) and they surrendered 47.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They were ranked 29th in the league in giving up assists with 2,169 conceded throughout last season.
When they last played in the 2021-22 season, the Spurs took a loss by a final score of 130-120 when they faced the Mavericks. The Spurs pulled down 28 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 35 for the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 8 times, while recording 15 steals for the matchup. The Mavericks were called for 16 fouls in this matchup which took the Spurs to the charity stripe for a total of 23 attempts. They were able to make 23 of the free throws for a percentage of 100.0%. When discussing three-point attempts, San Antonio made 11 out of their 31 attempts (35.5%). In all, the Spurs shot 43 for 89 from the field which gave them a rate of 48.3%. The Spurs allowed the Mavericks to convert 46 out of 85 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.1% for this contest. They wrapped up this game 55.6% from 3-point land by shooting 20 out of 36 and ended up shooting 18 out of 23 from the free throw line (78.3%). When discussing how they rebounded, San Antonio permitted Dallas to collect 43 in all (10 offensive).
Zach Collins was important for the Spurs in the game. He knocked down 3 of 3 in this matchup giving him a rate of 100.0%, and had 2 rebounds. Collins had 8 points in his 15 mins of playing time and tallied 4 dimes for the game.
San Antonio had a record of 34-48 last season. When it comes to offense, the Spurs shot 46.7% from the field, which ranked 14th in the league. San Antonio accumulated 9,279 points last year (113.2 per contest) and they pulled in 45.3 boards per contest. They earned an assist 27.9 times per game (2nd in the league) and they turned it over 12.7 times per game. The Spurs were responsible for committing 18.1 personal fouls per game and they went 75.4% from the charity stripe.
The Spurs on defense were ranked 23rd in the league in points given up per game with 113.0. They forced 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and let teams shoot 46.6% from the floor (19th in basketball). The San Antonio defense allowed 36.0% on shots from behind the 3-point line (992 of 2,756) and their opponents connected on 76.7% of their foul shots. They relinquished 24.0 assists and 46.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which was ranked 10th and 26th in basketball.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take San Antonio (+3)
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