San Antonio Spurs at Charlotte Hornets Pick
The San Antonio Spurs (43-31) will take on the Charlotte Hornets (34-39) at the Spectrum Center a Western Conference versus Eastern Conference collision on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 PM and is set to be broadcast on FSN. The two squads last met in January where the Hornets would end a four-game San Antonio winning streak in this series. More impressively, the victory was staged in San Antonio. Closing as a 7.5-point underdog, the Hornets would defeat the Spurs 108-93 to complete the upset.
San Antonio Spurs at Charlotte Hornets Overview
San Antonio Spurs
The Spurs enter into this contest off a road win on Sunday against the Boston Celtics. Given how San Antonio has fared as a whole this year away from home, this is an impressive result for the Spurs. Closing as a 1.5-point favorite, San Antonio defeated the Celtics by a remarkable score of 115-96. The victory improved the Spurs to 14-23 SU on the road this season.
Perhaps the Hornets one-upped the Spurs in terms of stand-out results on Sunday when they defeated the Toronto Raptors in the Great White North. Closing as an 11.5-point underdog, the Hornets edged out the Raptors in a thriller defeating them 115-114. The victory extended Charlotte’s win and cover streak to three games.
Reasons To Avoid San Antonio
This is the time of year where certain teams will garner more attention than others given their post-season prognosis. For the Spurs, they will be on their way to the post-season while Charlotte may very well end up sitting it out. Despite the fact San Antonio will garner a lot of attention as a result of this narrative combined with the win in Beantown, the Hornets are more bound to play this game with reckless abandon as any loss at this points hampers their hopes of sneaking in as an eight seed. It is for this reason, Charlotte threw the kitchen sink at Toronto on Sunday. Moreover, this makes San Antonio a dicey play laying the points to a team that will be honing a home court advantage in a must-win scenario.
Reasons To Back Charlotte
It has been said all season long, the Hornets play on a different level at home. In the Queen City, the Hornets remain 23-15 SU while outscoring opponents by 3.9 points on average. San Antonio remains a losing proposition on the road, and they are defeated by 3.9 points per game on average in away contests. Situationally, the Hornets bode the value as the numbers don't lie. Moreover, the Hornets bench averages 4.7 more points per game than the Spurs. Given how this contest should go the distance, this is an instrumental edge for Charlotte.
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Spurs at Hornets Prediction 03/26/2019
Charlotte is going to come out swinging and leave it all on the court. Home court advantage will be an essential ingredient in determining the outcome, and if the data should provide any insight here, the Hornets are in prime position to stage another upset. We'll play this one outright.