Charlotte Hornets at San Antonio Spurs
Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 9:00 PM (At&T Center)
Spurs -8.5 O/U 217.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Charlotte Hornets travel to the AT&T Center to take on the San Antonio Spurs. The Hornets are one of the worst teams in the NBA this season and have lost nine of their last ten games, the most recent loss on the road to the Washington Wizards. The Wizards beat the Hornets 121-107 to drop their record on the season to 16-32 on the year. San Antonio snapped a three-game losing streak beating the Utah Jazz 127-120 their last time out to improve their record on the season to 21-26.
The Hornets average 103.2 points per game which ranks dead last in the NBA points per game while shooting 43.3% from the field which ranks 28th in the NBA in offensive shooting percentage. Leading the Hornets on offense is rising star Devante Graham who is averaging 18.2 points per game while also adding a team-high with 7.6 assists per game. Offseason acquisition Terry Rozier comes in averaging 18.1 points per game while adding 4.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists. Leading the Hornets in rebounding is center Cody Zeller who is averaging 7 rebounds per game while adding 11.2 points per game.
The Spurs come in averaging 113.6 points per game ranking 7th in the NBA in points per game while shooting 47.2% from the field to rank 6th in offensive shooting percentage. Small forward Demar DeRozan leads the Spurs in scoring with 23 points and assists with 5.2 per game while shooting 53.5% from the field. Manning the paint for the Spurs is center LaMarcus Aldridge who leads the team in rebounding with 7.5 per game while adding 19.1 points.
San Antonio has struggled on the defensive end this season allowing opponents to score 114.4 points per game while holding opponents to 46.2% from the field to rank 18th in the NBA defensive shooting percentage. The Hornets have allowed opposing teams to score 110.4 points per game ranking 16th in NBA defensive scoring but allowing opponents to shoot 47.9% from the field which ranks 28th in the NBA.
The Hornets despite their straight-up record have been solid against the spread with a 23-23-2 record ATS on the year but are often due to being double-digit underdogs in a lot of their contests. San Antonio got off to a slow start this season but has covered the spread in five of their last seven games to move their record against the spread on the season to 20-26-1. Final score prediction, the Spurs blow out the Hornets and easily cover the relatively big spread winning 117-99.