The Spurs are getting much of the NBA betting respect in this game as they are 8.5 point home favorites.
Basketball betting has seen the Spurs win 18 of the 26 all-time home meetings against New Orleans. San Antonio has won 8-of-9 on their home court against the Hornets going back to the 2003-04 season. Last season in the final basketball betting meeting between the two teams, San Antonio rallied for a 105-98 victory in overtime against the Hornets. That was the final regular season game for both teams last year. Tony Parker had 29 points and 6 assists in that game while Tim Duncan added 20 points and 19 rebounds. David West scored a game-high 34 points for the Hornets while Chris Paul added 26 points and 14 assists.
The other basketball betting meeting in San Antonio saw Tony Parker score 25 points as the Spurs won 106-93. David West led the Hornets with 21 points and 9 rebounds in that matchup.
New Orleans has really struggled on the road in basketball betting. They are 1-5 vs. online betting odds at the online sportsbook in their last 6 road games. They have not been very good in the conference lately either. The Hornets are 0-5 in NBA betting in their last 5 vs. Western Conference. The Hornets are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 online betting meetings in San Antonio.
The problem with backing San Antonio in this basketball betting matchup is that they really struggle at home laying points. The Spurs are 3-10 in basketball betting in their last 13 home games. They also struggle against the Southwest Division as they are 1-7 in basketball betting in their last 8 vs. the Southwest. The one plus for San Antonio in basketball betting is that the home team in this series is a sizzling 11-2 ATS in the last 13 meetings.
In regards to the NBA betting total at the online sportsbook we find that 18 of the last 26 New Orleans games in the division have gone under. On the other side of the coin, the last five San Antonio home games have gone over the basketball betting total. Five of the last six games versus the Southwest have gone over the NBA betting total. Six of the last eight basketball betting meetings between the two teams have gone under.