The NBA continues with a ten-game slate on Wednesday, February 15, and this inter-conference clash will open the action, so make sure you get the best Spurs vs. Hornets betting pick and odds.
San Antonio is desperate to avoid the 14th straight defeat when they visit Charlotte at Spectrum Center. The Hornets are 6-point favorites on BookMaker Sportsbook, while the total is set at 241 points. These inter-conference rivals will meet for the second time this season; the Hornets won 129-102 in San Antonio.
Spurs still cannot snap a losing skid
The San Antonio Spurs (14-44, 24-34-0 ATS) are currently on a nine-game road trip which they opened with six consecutive defeats. The Spurs are now on a 13-game losing run but are still a win ahead of the bottom-placed Houston Rockets in the Western Conference. San Antonio shot 50.6% from the field in a 117-109 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but committed 18 turnovers and forced 14 on the other end, which affected the outcome.
Keldon Johnson led the Spurs with 25 points and four assists. Malaki Branham scored 18 points with two steals, Keita Bates-Diop added 14 points and six rebounds, Devonte’ Graham had 12 points, game-high eight dishes, and two thefts, while Zach Collins chipped in 11 points, six dimes, five boards, and game-high three steals.
SG Devin Vassell (ankle) is out indefinitely. SF Doug McDermott (Achilles), PF Isaiah Roby (ankle), SG Romeo Langford (leg), and PG Tre Jones (foot) are questionable to feature on Wednesday in Charlotte.
Hornets finally snapped a losing streak
The Charlotte Hornets (16-43, 24-32-3 ATS) were on a seven-game losing run but managed to end it with a 144-138 home victory against the Atlanta Hawks. The Hornets were phenomenal from the floor, shooting even 63.1% as they scored a season-high 144 points. The hosts made 20 three-pointers opposite Atlanta’s 11, and despite committing five more turnovers than the Hawks (17-12), the Hornets dominated the assists (36-26).
LaMelo Ball led Charlotte with a double-double of game-high 30 points and game-high 15 assists along with six rebounds. Terry Rozier had 29 points, five dishes, four boards, and two blocks, Gordon Hayward added 26 points, eight dimes, five rebounds, and two steals, P.J. Washington posted a 22/7/5 line, while Mark Williams finished with 15 points, five boards, two thefts, and two rejections.
SF Kelly Oubre Jr. (hand) is out indefinitely. SF Cody Martin (knee) is questionable to play on Wednesday against the Spurs.
- 3-13 ATS in the last 16 games overall
- 1-7 ATS in the last eight road games
- 5-16 ATS in the last 21 games vs. a team with a losing straight-up record
- 4-1 ATS in the last five games following a straight-up win
- 48-19-2 ATS in the last 69 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400
San Antonio Spurs vs. Charlotte Hornets Pick
Both teams are in the tanking mode, so this game is not very easy to predict. Still, the Hornets have a better team and will be motivated to make it two in a row after defeating the Hawks. The Spurs have the worst defense in the NBA that allows 122.7 points per game, so LaMelo Ball will have one of the easiest matchups of the campaign on Wednesday. Charlotte already secured a comfortable victory over San Antonio earlier in the season, and I am backing the hosts to get another one here.
Pick: Take the Hornets at -4.5 (-133)
While the Spurs have the weakest defense in the league, the Hornets are not far from them when it comes to the points allowed per contest. Charlotte surrenders 119.1 ppg, so we will probably have a high-scoring affair with plenty of points on each end. Both teams are scoring around 112.5 ppg, but I am backing them to score more than that. Over is 4-1 in the last five H2H meetings; Over is 24-9 in the Spurs’ previous 33 overall, Over is 14-4 in San Antonio’s last 18 road games, while Over is 19-7 in the Spurs’ previous 26 games following an ATS win.
Pick: Go Over 239.5 points (-130)