San Antonio Spurs at Charlotte Hornets
|Date & Time||Tuesday March 26, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Charlotte +3 -- Over/Under 220
The San Antonio Spurs and the Charlotte Hornets duke it out at the Spectrum Center on Tuesday night.
The San Antonio Spurs have been playing some of their best basketball of the season as they’ve won 10 of their last 12 games and they will be looking to stay hot after blowing past the Celtics in a 115-96 road win on Sunday. LaMarcus Aldridge led the way with 48 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, DeMar DeRozan added 16 points with 11 assists while Patty Mills chipped in with 12 points and four assists off the bench. As a team, the Spurs shot 51 percent from the field and eight of 24 from the 3-point line as they outscored the Celtics by 61-49 in the second half to finish in a blowout, but they were also impressive on the defensive end as they held the Celtics’ Kyrie Irving to just 11 points on five of 17 shooting. With the win, San Antonio improved to 43-31 overall and 14-23 on the road which is good for seventh place in the Western Conference.
Meanwhile, the Charlotte Hornets were really struggling for a while there, but they’ve sprung to life with three straight wins after sneaking past the Raptors in a thrilling 115-114 road win on Sunday. Dwayne Bacon led the team with 20 points, Kemba Walker struggled as he shot just three of 17 to finish with 15 points and 13 assists while Mikal Bridges chipped in with 16 points. As a team, the Hornets shot 44 percent from the field and 18 of 41 from the 3-point line as they outscored the Raptors in the third quarter by 37-26 to lead by as many as 14 points in the fourth quarter until the Raptors rallied all the way back to take the lead. Fortunately, with the Hornets down by two points with 3.1 seconds remaining, Jeremy Lamb made saved the day with a half-court buzzer beater to steal the game with time expiring. With the shocking win, Charlotte improved to 51-23 34-39 overall and 11-24 on the road which is good for 10th place in the Eastern Conference.
Looking at the betting trends, the Spurs 3-0-1 ATS in their last four road games, 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record and 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine games overall. The Hornets are 2-6-1 ATS in their last nine home games, 5-14-1 ATS in their last 20 games against a team with a winning record and 2-6 ATS in their last eight games following a win.
Head to head, the under is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings and the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings overall.
These teams last met on Jan 14 when the Hornets won by 108-93 and they’ve sprung to life with three wins on the trot after stunning the Raptors on Sunday. However, the Spurs have been on fire since the last meeting and they just steamrolled the Celtics in their own building, so they’ll be confident here. The Spurs are 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine meetings overall and I think that trend continues here as they get their revenge against the Hornets.