Spurs vs Hornets Prediction NBA Picks 1/19/24

Charlotte Hornets (8-30) vs San Antonio Spurs (7-33)

Game Info: Friday, January 19, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)

Betting Odds: Charlotte Hornets -4.5 -- Over/Under: 232.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The San Antonio Spurs and the Charlotte Hornets duke it out at the Spectrum Center on Friday night. Here’s a Spurs vs Hornets Prediction.

San Antonio Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs have been in a slump as they've lost eight of their last 10 games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a fourth straight defeat after getting routed by the Celtics in a 117-98 road defeat on Wednesday. Victor Wembenyama led the team with 27 points on 10 of 19 shooting while Devin Vassell added 21 points, but no other player finished in double figures in scoring. As a team, the Spurs shot just 41 percent from the field and seven of 34 from the 3-point line, but the writing was on the wall early in this one as the Spurs were never really in the contest after falling behind by 70-45 going into halftime.

San Antonio Spurs Player Facts

  • Devin Vassell ranks T22nd amongst qualified players for steals per game (1.2) this season.
  • Tre Jones ranks 31st amongst qualified players for assists per game (5.3) this season.

Charlotte Hornets

Meanwhile, the Charlotte Hornets have been ice-cold lately as they've lost 17 of their last 18 games overall and they will be hoping to snap a six-game losing streak after getting thrashed by the Pelicans in a 132-112 road loss on Wednesday. LaMelo Ball led the team with 29 points and seven assists, Terry Rozier added 25 points while Miles Bridges chipped in with 19 points. As a team, the Hornets shot just 43 percent from the field and 19 of 45 from the 3-point line but they were put on the back foot right from the start as they allowed 43 points in the first quarter, before they got blown out in the second half.

Charlotte Hornets Player Facts

  • LaMelo Ball ranks 5th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (3.4) this season.
  • Terry Rozier ranks 5th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for assists per game (6.7) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for point differential per game this season (-12.0).
  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (40.2%).
  • The Spurs rank 29th in the league for opponent rebounds per game this season (46.9).
  • The Spurs rank 29th in the league for free throw attempts per game this season (20.0).

Spurs vs Hornets Prediction

The Spurs have listed Zach Collins as questionable and they have rested Victor Wembenyama for this one, while the Hornets are coming into this one with a full squad once again. The Spurs haven't been able to get anything going lately and they're going to be shorthanded with their big man sitting this one out. You couldn't back either team with any confidence these days, so this pick is more about me not believing that either team should be favored by four points against anyone. Give me the Spurs with the points in this spot.

Peter’s Pick San Antonio +4.5

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