Hornets visit Spurs in hoops battle
New Orleans Hornets vs San Antonio Spurs Odds
The Spurs will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when the Hornets tip off at AT&T Center on Wednesday in NBA play.
The Spurs sport records of 33-11 and 25-18-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Hornets sit at 14-27 and 22-19 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 19-25 for the Spurs and 21-20 for the Hornets. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Spurs and the No. 25-ranked Hornets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring formulas run on this game indicate a potential 106-94 result in favor of the Spurs.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Antonio's No. 3-ranked offense (104 PPG) against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 15 at 97 PPG. The Spurs have averaged 48.5% from the field per game, more than the Hornets have managed so far this season (44.9% on average).
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hornets own the league's No. 15-rated mark, allowing 99 points per game when playing on the road. San Antonio, on the other hand, rates No. 5 in scoring on their home court.
The Hornets were a 114-105 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (219) made winners of OVER bettors. Ryan Anderson scored 27 points for New Orleans on Monday, leading the Hornets to a 114-105 victory over Sacramento at New Orleans Arena.
The Spurs were a 90-85 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the 76ers. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (175) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Spurs got a 24-point performance from Tim Duncan, who added 17 rebounds as San Antonio ran past Philadelphia 90-85 on Monday at Wells Fargo Center.
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Sacramento are 3-7
After a win are 4-6
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Dallas are 8-2
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Hornets at Spurs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Antonio
New Orleans is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
New Orleans is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio's last 5 games at home
New Orleans home to Houston, Friday, January 25
San Antonio at Dallas, Friday, January 25