San Antonio Spurs (11-7) at Charlotte Hornets (8-10)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -1.5 -- Over/Under: 203 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Charlotte Hornets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The San Antonio Spurs look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 100.7 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 98.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting. LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 21.9 points and 8.3 rebounds while Rudy Gay is averaging 11.8 points and 1.6 assists. Pau Gasol is the third double-digit scorer and Danny Green is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 36.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have lost five of their last six road games.
The Charlotte Hornets could use a win here after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 106.9 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 23 points and 6.2 assists while Jeremy Lamb is averaging 16.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. Dwight Howard is the third double-digit scorer and Frank Kaminsky is grabbing 4.1 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 34.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.5 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won three straight home games.
The Spurs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 2 days rest, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games. The Hornets are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southwest. The Spurs are 2-5-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Charlotte, the favorite is 19-9-2 ATS in the last 30 meetings and the home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I've been down on the Hornets forever, as this isn't a good basketball team and often relies way too much on Kemba to do everything. The San Antonio Spurs can't win on the road for whatever reason, but they are catching Charlotte on the end of a back to back and in a major funk. Oh, we're also getting the Spurs and a point or two. The Spurs and points almost never happens. I have to side with the road team here because the Spurs are the better team and points with the better team always makes sense.