San Antonio favored by 8 against New Orleans on Monday
San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Hornets Odds
New Orleans will look to improve on its 8-25 record on Monday when they host San Antonio in NBA odds action at New Orleans Arena.
New Orleans battles the Spurs, currently with a 27-9 mark (22-13-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 17-16 for the Hornets and 18-18 for the Spurs. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Hornets as 8-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. The total was listed earler at 195.5, but may be on the move at Bovada and other top sites.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 28 (Hornets) and the No. 1 (Spurs) teams in the league, according to our current NBA Power Rankings at Odds Shark. A 106-92 result in favor of the Spurs is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features New Orleans's No. 23-rated squad against San Antonio's No. 17-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, New Orleans rates No. 15 in the league with 7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 with 8.8 per outing.
Defensively, the Spurs feature the league's No. 18-rated defense on the road, giving up 100.4 points per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, comes in at No. 30 in the league in scoring at home.
San Antonio won its last outing, a 109-86 result against the 76ers on January 5. The Spurs covered in that game as a 13.5-point favorite, while the 195 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The battle between the Spurs and 76ers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Philadelphia was handed a 109-86 defeat on Saturday at AT&T Center.
Last time out for New Orleans, they were a 99-96 winner as they battled the Mavericks on the road. The Hornets covered in the match as a 6-point underdog, while 195 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Greivis Vasquez went off for 25 points and added 7 rebounds leading New Orleans over Dallas, 99-96, on Saturday at American Airlines Center.
San Antonio Spurs Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing LA Lakers are 8-2
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Dallas are 6-4
After a win are 1-9
A few Spurs at Hornets trends to consider:
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing New Orleans
San Antonio is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
San Antonio is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Antonio's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of New Orleans's last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing at home against San Antonio
New Orleans is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
San Antonio home to LA Lakers, Wednesday, January 9
New Orleans home to Houston, Wednesday, January 9