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Hornets vs Raptors NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Charlotte Hornets at Toronto Raptors
  • Where: Toronto at Scotiabank Arena
  • Date: Tuesday, January 10th
  • Betting Odds TOR -8, CHA +247 | TOR -310 O/U 232.5

So far, the Hornets have put together an overall record of 11-30, while going 17-20-4 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 1-1-1 vs the spread.

In their previous game, the Hornets fell to the Pacers. However, going into the game, they were 5 point underdogs, resulting in an ATS push. Charlotte was not able to turn things around in the 2nd half, as they trailed the Pacers by 5 going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was P.J. Washington, as he contributed 22 points while hitting 47.1% of his shots.

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The Raptors come into today’s matchup with an overall record of 17-23. So far, the team has gone 19-21-0 against the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 1-2 straight-up and 1-2 vs the spread.

The Raptors will look to keep things rolling, as they previously beat the Trail Blazers by a score of 117-105. Heading into the game, they were 3 point favorites against the spread, giving them an ATS win. Toronto went on to win the game, as they led by 5 heading into halftime. In the win, Pascal Siakam led the team in scoring with 27 points on a field goal percentage of 42.1%.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

Last season, the Raptors not only won their season series against the Hornets (2-1), but they also took care of business at home, going 1-0 at the Scotiabank Arena. Similar to their season-long average, the Hornets averaged 113.0 points per game vs the Raptors. Similar to the Hornets, the Raptors scored at a rate near the league average. In their games vs Charlotte, the team averaged 111.33 points per game. The Hornets have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 3-2. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 3 points per game. A combined average of 223 points per game was achieved in these matchups, leading to an over-under mark of 2-3.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

This season, the Charlotte offense is ranked 23rd in the NBA in scoring at 111.9 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Hornets will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 11.0 made 3’s per game. If the team is going to improve their scoring numbers, they will need to become more efficient with their shots as Charlotte is already one of the leaders in pace, averaging 102.1 possessions per game.

On defense, the Hornets will look for some improved play, as they are currently the 25th ranked unit in points allowed per game.

Without Kelly Oubre Jr., Charlotte will need Terry Rozier to step up and put together a strong scoring performance against the Toronto today. This season, Oubre Jr. leads the team in scoring with 20.2 points per game. Rozier is the team’s 2nd leading scorer with 20.6 points per game, which places him 48.0th in the NBA. In his 31 games, he has hit 39.9% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 4.3 rebounds per game.

This season, the Toronto offense has had their problems scoring the ball as they are a below average unit at 111.2 points per game. Coming into today’s game, the Raptors will be looking to improve their 3-point shooting numbers, as they are averaging just 10.6 made 3’s per game. One area of the team’s offense that has been effective is their ability to get to the free-throw line. So far, they are ranked 4th, with an average of 20.0 made free-throws per game.

Against the Hornets, the Raptors will look to continue their strong defensive play. For the year, they are the 7th ranked unit at 107.1 points per game.

Power-Foward Pascal Siakam currently leads the Raptors at 25.7 points per game. For the season, he is 28th in the NBA in usage rate and has taken 20.9% of the team’s field goal attempts. In addition to his scoring, Siakam is averaging 8.3 boards and 6.5 assists per contest. In today’s game, he is facing off against the NBA’s 17th ranked defense at defending power-fowards. OG Anunoby enters the game sitting second on the team in scoring. Through 36 games, he is averaging 18.2 and is 172nd in the league in player efficiency rating.

Hornets vs Raptors Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Raptors -8
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 232.5

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