San Antonio Spurs vs Charlotte Hornets NBA Pick – March 5

The NBA is set up with a solid slate of basketball on March 5. Six games are up on the board throughout Saturday. One of these games will be between the San Antonio Spurs and the Charlotte Hornets. These two teams have struggled a bit on the season, but will look for a big win in this one. This game will tip off at around 7:00 PM Eastern time.

San Antonio has earned a record of 24-39 throughout this season, which has them in twelfth place of the Western Conference. The Spurs have lost three games in a row entering this one. San Antonio is two and a half games out of the tenth seed. The Spurs will look to move up in the standings with a big win on the road in this one.

The Hornets have put up a record of 31-33 so far this season, which has them in ninth place of the Eastern Conference. Charlotte is coming off a win in their last game, but have lost five of their last seven. The Hornets one game back on the ninth seed in the Conference. Charlotte will look for a big win at home on Saturday night.

These two teams have been solid throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Spurs have been struggling as of late and have fallen out of a play-in spot. Charlotte continues to hold onto a play-in spot. If either team can come out quickly in this one, it could be enough for the win on Saturday night.

Game Overview

The following odds are courtesy of BetOnline:

Teams Spread Money Line Total
San Antonio Spurs +3 ½ (-108) +142 Over 237 (-110)
Charlotte Hornets -3 ½ (-112) -162 Under 237 (-110)

 

Team Data San Antonio Spurs Charlotte Hornets
Overall Record 24-39 31-33
Away/ Home Record 13-20 15-15
PPG 112.7 114.1
PPG Away/ Home 111.3 112.7
PAPG 112.8 114.6
PAPG Away/ Home 112.2 112.3

Betting Trends

San Antonio Spurs

  • 32-30 ATS this season
  • 20-22 ATS as an underdog
  • 18-14 ATS in road games
  • 0-1 ATS in March
  • 5-3 ATS on Saturday
  • 6-3 ATS against Southeast division
  • 12-15 ATS in non-Conference game
  • 3-4 ATS off upset loss as a favorite
  • 7-5 ATS after three or more straight losses
  • 12-12 ATS against team with a losing record

Charlotte Hornets

  • 35-27 ATS this season
  • 10-8 ATS as a favorite
  • 17-12 ATS in home games
  • 1-0 ATS in March
  • 1-3 ATS on Saturday
  • 5-2 ATS when playing on two days rest
  • 3-2 ATS against Southwest division
  • 10-12 ATS in non-Conference games
  • 9-8 ATS off upset win as an underdog
  • 6-4 ATS after allowing 100 points or less
  • 6-8 ATS after a win by 10 or more points
  • 11-10 ATS against team with a losing record

These two teams have met up once this season on December 15 in San Antonio. Bryn Forbes put up 25 points, while Keldon Johnson added 21 points. It was not enough for the Spurs though. Gordon Hayward finished with 41 points and Cody Martin dropped 21 points. The Hornets were able to earn a 131-115 win on the road.

Field Goal Shooting

The Spurs have been solid shooting the ball throughout this season. San Antonio has made 46.8 percent of their shots from the field, which is 6th in the league. The Spurs have shot 35.4 percent from deep, which is 11th in the NBA. San Antonio has drained 74.2 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 26th in the league.

Charlotte has been solid shooting the ball from the field on the season. The Hornets have been shooting 45.8 percent from the field, which is 17th in the NBA. Charlotte has made 35.9 percent of their shots from behind the arc, which is 10th in the league. The Hornets have sunk 73.2 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 28th in the NBA.

San Antonio has been a bit better shooting the ball on the season, while the Hornets have been a bit better on defense. Charlotte has held their opponents to a 46.2 percent from the field, which is 19th in the league. The Spurs have allowed opposing teams to shoot 46.8 percent from the field, which is 25th in the NBA. These two teams will look for their defense to step up in this one.

Top Performers

Dejounte Murray has been the leader for San Antonio this season. Murray has averaged 20.3 points, 8.4 rebounds and 9.4 assists per game. Keldon Johnson is averaging 15.6 points, while Jakob Poeltl has averaged 13.5 points and 9.2 rebounds. Lonnie Walker IV is averaging 12.1 points and Devin Vassell has averaged 11.7 points per game. Doug McDermott rounds out this lineup, averaging 11.6 points.

Miles Bridges and LaMelo Ball have been the leaders for the Hornets. Bridges is averaging 19.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. Ball has averaged 19.6 points and 7.4 assists per game. Terry Rozier is averaging 19.1 points, while Kelly Oubre Jr. has averaged 16.4 points. Montrezl Harrell is averaging 14.1 points per game. P.J. Washington has averaged 10 points to round out the lineup.

These two teams have seen a nice spread of scoring throughout this season. Both teams have had a lot of help off their bench during this season. Isaiah Thomas scored 10 points in his first game with Charlotte on March 2. The Spurs will look for some players to step up early in this one. If either team can get their stars to come out fast, it could be enough for the win.

Pick Overview

These two teams have been strong throughout this season and will look for a big win in this one. The Spurs have been struggling a bit as of late and Charlotte will look to take advantage of that. The Hornets won the first game of the season series and I think they can pull off the sweep. If Charlotte can control the pace at home, I like their chances to earn the win.

BetOnline has the Hornets listed as a -3 ½ against the spread. This gives a solid edge to Charlotte at home. I agree with this line as the Hornets are at home and have been a bit better on the season. If Charlotte can shoot well early in this one, I think they can control the game on defense. As slight favorites, I like the value on the Hornets.

The Bet
Charlotte Hornets -3.5
-112
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.

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