Hornets vs Spurs Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/19

Hornets vs Spurs Prediction NBA Picks Today 1/19

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Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Charlotte Hornets - Prediction KingPin Pro

Charlotte, NC; January 19, 2024, 5:00 p.m. EST

Spread: CHA -4.5
Over/Under: 236.5

Game Overview

Get ready for an intense showdown as the San Antonio Spurs take on the Charlotte Hornets on January 19, 2024, at the Spectrum Center. The Hornets, with Lamelo Ball back on the court, aim to secure a victory against the struggling Spurs, missing key players Wembanyama and Collins. Dive into the comprehensive preview, featuring team statistics, player matchups, recent performances, and injury updates.

 

Team Statistics

San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs, with a challenging 7-33 record (4-17 away), face difficulties without key players Victor Wembanyama and Zach Collins. Sidy Cissoko's status remains uncertain, impacting the Spurs' offensive and defensive strategies against the Hornets.

Charlotte Hornets

The Hornets, with an 8-30 record (4-13 at home), welcome the return of Lamelo Ball, providing a significant boost to their offensive capabilities. The Hornets look to exploit the Spurs' weaknesses and secure a much-needed win on their home court.

 

Injuries and Player Matchups

The Spurs suffer from significant player absences, with Wembanyama and Collins out. In contrast, the Hornets are buoyed by the return of Lamelo Ball and have an advantage in key matchups. The availability of Sidy Cissoko may play a crucial role in the Spurs' defensive strategies.

 

Recent Performances

San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs continue to face challenges, with recent losses to the Celtics and the Hawks. The absence of key players contributes to their struggles, making it an opportune time for the Hornets to capitalize on their vulnerabilities.

Charlotte Hornets

The Hornets, despite their recent struggles, have Lamelo Ball back in action. They aim to leverage his playmaking abilities and capitalize on the Spurs' weakened defense. The recent defeat to the Pelicans fuels their motivation to secure a win against the struggling Spurs.

 

Prediction

Expect a strong performance from the Charlotte Hornets as they face the struggling San Antonio Spurs. With Lamelo Ball back in action, the Hornets have a significant advantage in playmaking and scoring. The absence of Wembanyama and Collins further weakens the Spurs' defense, making the pick for this game the Charlotte Hornets to win and cover the -4.5 points spread.

Pick: Charlotte Hornets to win and cover the -4.5 points spread

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