San Antonio Spurs vs. Charlotte Bobcats - 2/28/14
Charlotte Bobcats (27-30) at San Antonio Spurs (41-16)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 28, 2014 at 8:30 pm (AT&T Center)
The Line: San Antonio Spurs -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Charlotte Bobcats will be going for a fifth straight win tonight when they pay a visit to the San Antonio Spurs.
The Bobcats have won five of their last six and will be going for a season-high fifth straight win tonight after sneaking past the Grizzlies by 92-89 on Saturday. Al Jefferson finished with a season-low six points on two of 13 shooting while the Bobcats shot just 36.6 percent as a team, so they had to lean on Kemba Walker who delivered with 31 points, eight rebounds and five assists. The Bobcats will be delighted that they beat a good team despite playing below their best, but they definitely need to lift their game as they now face a four-game stretch against the NBA's four best teams, with the first three games on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Spurs have won four of their last five games and will be going for a fourth straight win at home after taking down the Pistons by 120-110 on Wednesday. In a balanced scoring attack, Marco Belinelli led eight players in double figures with 20 points off the bench, while Manu Ginobili added 16 points and nine assists. Playing again without Tony Parker, the Spurs were still able to match a season-high 34 assists while shooting a healthy 54 percent from the field, but the real icing on the cake was the fact that Kawhi Leonard returned from a 14-game absence to score 15 points. With the win, San Antonio improved to 41-16 overall which puts them just 1.5 games behind Oklahoma City for the top seed in the Western Conference.
In ATS trends, the Bobcats are 5-0-1 ATS in their last six games playing on three or more days rest and 3-0-1 ATS in their last four games overall, while the Spurs are 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record and 0-4 ATS in their last four home games.
Head to head, the Bobcats are 5-11-2 ATS in the last 18 meetings and 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings in San Antonio.
The Spurs are heavily favored in this game, but I actually smell a bit of an upset here so I'll be definintely taking the Bobcats with the points here.