San Antonio Spurs vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, 3/5/2022 NBA Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Antonio Spurs vs Charlotte Hornets
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC
TV: Bally Sports SE-CHA
The Charlotte Hornets (31-33) will try to defeat the San Antonio Spurs (24-39) at Spectrum Center on Saturday.
The Spurs faced off with the Kings and ended up losing by a score of 115-112 in their last contest. San Antonio finished the contest with a 49.5% field goal percentage (46 of 93) and knocked down 12 of 32 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Spurs converted 8 of 16 attempts for a rate of 50.0%. In reference to pulling down boards, they collected a total of 39 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 28 dimes in this contest as well as forcing 2 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In relation to defending, San Antonio let their opponent shoot 46.4% from the field on 39 of 84 shooting. Sacramento doled out 49 dimes and had 26 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Sacramento collected 40 boards (9 offensive, 31 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. Sacramento finished 84.4% when shooting free throws by converting 27 of 32 tries. They converted 10 out of their 32 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Concerning fouls, the Spurs left the arena with 24 while the Kings racked up 14 fouls.
Dejounte Murray is a guy who was a major contributor in this contest. He ended up scoring 29 points on 12 out of 22 shooting. He was on the court for 35 minutes and collected 12 rebounds. Murray finished the game shooting 54.5% from the floor and also earned 7 assists.
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San Antonio comes into this matchup with a mark of 24-39 this season. They are giving up possession 12.7 times per game and as a group they commit 18.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, San Antonio is snagging 45.2 rebounds per game and has tallied 1,779 dimes this year, which is 1st in the NBA in terms of passing the rock. The Spurs are connecting on 35.4% on shots from downtown (701 of 1,979) and 74.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 112.7 pts per game (7th in basketball) while connecting on 46.8% from the floor.
Defensively, the Spurs are able to force 14.0 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.3 personal fouls. They relinquish 35.6% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 27th in the league in points per game allowed (112.8). The Spurs defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 46.8% (2,697 of 5,762) and they surrender 46.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They currently rank 13th in the NBA in allowing assists with 1,519 surrendered for the season.
The last time they took the court, the Hornets got the win with a final of 119-98 when they played the Cavaliers. The Hornets recorded 36 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 for this game. They coughed it up 10 times, while recording 10 steals in this contest. The Cavaliers committed 14 personal fouls for the game which took the Hornets to the free throw line for a total of 22 shots. They were able to bury 16 of them for a rate of 72.7%. In relation to 3-point attempts, Charlotte made 17 of 38 attempts (44.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Hornets ended up going 43 out of 85 from the floor which had them shooting 50.6%. The Hornets permitted the Cavaliers to bury 37 of 79 tries from the floor which left them shooting 46.8% in this contest. They went 32.3% from distance by connecting on 10 out of 31 and walked away from this one shooting 14 of 21 from the free throw line (66.7%). Concerning cleaning up the glass, Charlotte allowed Cleveland to pull down 33 in total (4 on the offensive glass).
Terry Rozier was important for the Hornets for the contest. He converted 8 of 18 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 44.4%, and accumulated 7 rebounds. Rozier totaled 27 points in his 33 mins on the court and added 7 assists in this matchup.
Charlotte has a win-loss mark of 31-33 on the year. On the offensive side of the court, the Hornets are shooting 45.8% from the field, which is 17th in the NBA. Charlotte has 7,305 points for the season (114.1 per contest) and they pull in 45.2 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 27.2 times per game (3rd in basketball) and they are turning it over 13.4 times per contest. The Hornets are responsible for committing 20.1 fouls per contest and they shoot 73.2% from the charity stripe.
The Charlotte defense gives up 35.6% from downtown (888 of 2,496) and their opposition makes 76.0% of their foul shots. They have allowed 26.0 assists and 47.9 boards per contest, which ranks 28th and 29th in basketball. The Hornets on the defensive end are ranked 28th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 114.5. They are able to force 15.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 46.2% from the field (19th in basketball).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Charlotte
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