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The Charlotte Hornets will be trying to snap their three-game losing streak when they face the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. The Hornets are coming off a 125-98 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers as 9.5-point underdogs. The Spurs are coming off a 120-113 loss to Milwaukee as 11.5-point underdogs.
San Antonio is 7-3 in its last 10 games against Charlotte.
Hornets Looking For First Win Of Road Trip
The Hornets are in the middle of a five-game road trip, but they haven’t had any success so far, losing the first three games of the trip. They will try to snap their losing streak and pick up their first win on this road trip when they face the Spurs on Monday.
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) March 21, 2021
Charlotte has played well offensively, averaging 112 points per game. They finished with 98 points in their last game, making 38.8 percent of their field goals and 36.6 percent of their three-pointers.
Miles Bridges led the way for Charlotte with 21 points, three rebounds, and four assists. Gordon Hayward finished with 17 points, eight rebounds, and four assists, while LaMelo Ball added 13 points, five rebounds, two assists, and three steals for the Hornets. Unfortunately for Charlotte, Ball is now out for the season with a fractured right wrist.
Charlotte hasn’t been as good defensively, giving up 113.5 points per game. They gave up 125 points in their last game and will need a significantly better effort if they want to win this game.
Spurs Trying To Bounce Back From Loss
The Spurs had their three-game winning streak snapped by Milwaukee in their last game. They will try to bounce back from the loss with a win over the Hornets, which will give them their fourth win in their last five games.
.@lonniewalker_4 was in the zone last night 🔥
career-high 31 PTS | 6 REB | 5 3PM | 2 STL pic.twitter.com/yOLZy50YJ0
— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) March 21, 2021
San Antonio isn’t very good offensively, with the team averaging 110.3 points per game. They finished with 113 points in their last game, making 47.9 percent of their field goals and 36.4 percent of their three-pointers.
Lonnie Walker IV led the way for San Antonio with 31 points and six rebounds. DeMar DeRozan finished with 22 points and 13 assists, while Keldon Johnson added 17 points, eight rebounds, and four assists for the Spurs.
San Antonio is one of the best defensive teams in the league, giving up 110.4 points per game. They gave up 120 points in their last game and will need a better performance if they want to get the win.
San Antonio is:
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
- 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
- 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
The Bottom Line
What to bet on this game.
Full-Game Side Bet
The Hornets aren’t playing well at the moment, especially on the road where they have lost four of their last five games. They have struggled defensively during their slump and gave up 123.3 points per game in their last three games. They have also been very careless with the ball, turning it over 16.7 times per game in their last three games, which will lead to easy scoring opportunities for the Spurs, who are averaging over seven steals per game. The Spurs played well offensively in their last three games and they have done a great job rebounding the ball, so expect the Hornets to have a hard time slowing them down in this game. Charlotte has also struggled offensively during its slump and the team is averaging 102.3 points per game on 44.4 percent shooting from the field in their last three games. They were held to 110 points at home in their first meeting against the Spurs and will struggle offensively once again. With the Spurs winning seven of the last nine games between the two teams, San Antonio is the smart bet here.
San Antonio Spurs -5
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Full-Game Total Pick
The Hornets are averaging 112 points per game, but they struggled in their last three games, averaging 102.3 points per game. They are facing a defense that gave up 109.7 points per game in their last three games and will be held under their average in this game. The Spurs are averaging 110.3 points per game, but they are averaging 109.4 points per game at home. Even though the Hornets are giving up 113.5 points per game, the Spurs won’t score enough points to push the score over the total. The Hornets and Spurs have played under the total in four of their last six meetings.