New Orleans – San Antonio
After last night’s win ,it’s time to check on another NBA underdog for today’s free NBA tip.
San Antonio and New Orleans have split two meetings this season, with each team winning outright and covering the number on the road.
Ginobili went for 23 points, eight assists, and seven rebounds in the Spurs’ 109-95 win at New Orleans Arena last Sunday, as San Antonio (+1) took home the cash. Duncan added 21 points and seven boards, while David West posted 23 points and seven rebounds but was a game-worst -18.
The game was a tale of two halves. The Hornets outscored the Spurs 61-44 through two quarters, only to watch the visitors win the second half 65-34.
New Orleans shot 50.0% (39 of 78) from the floor, mirroring its percentage from its 99-90 victory at San Antonio on October 30. Paul led the way for the Hornets (+9) with 25 points and seven boards, while Ginobili finished with 23 points and six assists for the Spurs.
It’s less probable to expect a New Orleans SU win once again, but the underdog cover is in play. The Hornets shot 63.6% (7 of 11) from downtown at AT&T Center in the late October matchup, with the Spurs putting up a 23.1% (6 of 26) clip from beyond the arc.
San Antonio (16-3) has the NBA’s best record and improved to 8-2 at home with a 107-101 victory over Minnesota on Friday. The Spurs overcame a 15-point deficit, outscoring the Timberwolves 36-15 in the fourth quarter. Tim Duncan had 22 points and 10 rebounds while Tony Parker and George Hill each scored 20. Playing the Hornets in San Antonio, though, has been difficult recently for Duncan, a two-time MVP. He’s averaged 9.3 points in the last three games against them at the AT&T Center compared to 21.3 in the last three at New Orleans Arena. San Antonio has also fallen behind by double digits in both games against New Orleans (13-6) this season. However, the Spurs overcame a 17-point margin for a 109-95 victory in New Orleans on Nov. 28 after losing 99-90 at home Oct. 30.
A few interesting trends :
Road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Spurs are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite.
Spurs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
Hornets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog of 5.0-10.5.
Today’s free NBA tip is :
Good luck !