San Antonio Spurs (25-34) at Charlotte Hornets (21-39)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets +2 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The San Antonio Spurs and Charlotte Hornets meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The San Antonio Spurs need a win after losing eight of their last 11 games. The San Antonio Spurs are averaging 112.9 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 114.5 points on 46.8 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 22.6 points and 5.6 rebounds while LaMarcus Aldridge is averaging 18.8 points and 2.4 assists. Patty Mills is the third double-digit scorer and Bryn Forbes is dishing 1.8 assists. The San Antonio Spurs are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The San Antonio Spurs are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game. The San Antonio Spurs have lost six of their last eight road games.
The Charlotte Hornets need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 102 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 109.5 points on 47.4 percent shooting. Devonte' Graham is averaging 17.6 points and 7.5 assists while Terry Rozier is averaging 17.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Miles Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost four of their last five home games.
The under is 19-9-1 in the last 29 meetings.
The San Antonio Spurs beat the Hornets by 24 points last month, and while they've had issues all year and are on the end of a back to back, it's safe to say they're still the better team in this spot. The Charlotte Hornets play hard, but they're still one of the worst teams in the league and are losing their last five games by an average of 13.4 points while shooting 38.6 percent from the field. I don't want to back the San Antonio Spurs on the end of a back to back as much as the next guy, but they should get the victory over a struggling Hornets team.