NBA Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Hornets

by Dirty on November 28, 2010

Betting on New Orleans Basketball If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Sunday when the San Antonio Spurs and the New Orleans Hornets meet at New Orleans Arena.

Oddsmakers currently have the Hornets listed as 1-point favorites versus the Spurs, while the game’s total is sitting at 193½.

Last time out for San Antonio, they were a 103-94 loser as they battled the Mavericks at home. The Spurs failed to cover in the match as a 4.5-point favorite, while 197 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, New Orleans was a 97-78 winner on the road against the Trail Blazers. They covered the 4.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (175) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Team records:
San Antonio: 13-2 SU, 9-5-1 ATS
New Orleans: 12-3 SU, 9-5-1 ATS

San Antonio most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Golden State are 7-3
After playing Dallas are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

New Orleans most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma City are 6-4
After playing Portland are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
San Antonio is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
San Antonio is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games
San Antonio is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Antonio’s last 6 games when playing on the road against New Orleans
New Orleans is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans’s last 6 games when playing at home against San Antonio
New Orleans is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans’s last 5 games

Next up:
San Antonio at Golden State, Tuesday, November 30
New Orleans at Oklahoma City, Monday, November 29

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