New Orleans Hornets at San Antonio Spurs NBA
The New Orleans Hornets are at the San Antonio Spurs in the final regular season game of the 2008-2009 regular season. Tip off time is scheduled for 8PM Eastern Time with NBA PPV televising. The LVSC send out shows the home team San Antonio Spurs as a 9 point favorite with the over under at 176. There has been no movement on the line since it opened at Bookmaker.com where the line originates. The game has impact on playoff positioning as the Spurs sit in a three way time for the 3rd seed. Should the Spurs win they need either the Rockets or the Trailblazers to lose in order to capture home court advantage in the opening round of the playoffs. The Spurs lose in a three-way tie with the Rockets and Trailblazers and would earn the 5th seed. New Orleans is tied for the 6th seed with the Mavericks and owns the tiebreaker over Dallas. The Hornets cannot move up higher than a 6th seed and will have to hit the road for the first round of the playoffs. New Orleans has struggled down the stretch losing 5 of their past 7 games. They are getting little production from their lineup outside of David West and Chris Paul. Both Paul and West have logged heavy minutes down the stretch. San Antonio are winners of three straight games and have played very well on the defensive end allowing no opponent more than 99 points in their past 5 games. New Orleans has won 2 of their 3 meetings this season with both teams winning on their home court. San Antonio beat New Orleans 106-93 back on January 31st at home as a 7 ½ point favorite. San Antonio is the #2 scoring defense in the league allowing a mere 93.2 points per game. The Spurs are #3 in the league in three point shooting hitting on 38.6% of their shots from beyond the arc. New Orleans is 4 in the league in scoring defense allowing 94.1 points per game.
Trend: The Under is 6-1 in their past 7 games
The Wagerline consensus has 62.5% of the bettors on New Orleans +9
The Wagerline consensus has 50.9% of the bettors playing over 176.