Hornets vs. Spurs Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 15 (Back a Low-Scoring First Half in Charlotte)
Hornets vs. Spurs Game Info
- Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
- Time: 7:00 PM ET
- Venue: Spectrum Center -- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Coverage: BSSE and BSSW
The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Wednesday with 10 more games, including a battle between the San Antonio Spurs and Charlotte Hornets. The Spurs rank 14th in the Western Conference with a dismal 14-44 record, while the Hornets check in 14th in the Eastern Conference with a 16-43 record.
San Antonio enters on a 13-game losing streak that continued with a 117-109 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday. Meanwhile, Charlotte snapped a seven-game losing streak with a great 144-138 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday. Which team will emerge victorious on Wednesday night?
Hornets vs. Spurs Odds & Spread
- All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: CHA: (-270) | TOR: (+220)
- Spread: CHA: -7 (-112) | TOR: +7 (-108)
- Total: 243.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
The Hornets enter this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 243.5 points, which ranks as the highest of Wednesday's projected totals.
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Hornets vs. Spurs Betting Trends
- The Hornets put together a 46-34-2 ATS record last year.
- As 6.5-point underdogs or more, the Spurs went 18-6 against the spread last year.
- Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total 41 times in Hornets games.
- There were 39 Spurs games (out of 82) that hit the over last year.
Hornets vs. Spurs Prediction & Pick
This is not exactly the matchup that every NBA fan will be watching on Wednesday night. The Spurs and Hornets are in position to compete for the No. 1 overall draft pick more than they are a playoff spot. There's still a few emerging stars on these roster, though, such as point guard LaMelo Ball.
Ball is averaging 23.2 points, 8.4 assists and 6.1 rebounds across 32 games played this season. He should have little trouble leading a Charlotte offense to glory against a San Antonio defense that ranks dead last in efficiency. The Spurs are allowing 122.7 points per game as well (No. 30 in NBA).
The Spurs has lost each of their last 15 away games, so fade head coach Gregg Popovich's squad.
Final Score Prediction: Hornets: 123 | Spurs: 117
Hornets vs. Spurs Best Bet
There's no denying that San Antonio and Charlotte possess two of the worst defenses in the NBA. It's important to keep in mind that these are also two of the worst offenses in the league, too. The Spurs are averaging 112.5 points per game (No. 23 in NBA), while the Hornets average 112.4 (No. 24 in NBA).
That's why seeing the first half total in this game listed at 124 comes as a bit of a shock. Neither team is putting up more than 57.0 first half points per game and each side ranks among the bottom 10 in shooting percentage. In the first matchup between these teams, 115 first half points were scored.
Bet: First Half Under 124 Points (-108)
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