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Raptors vs Hornets NBA Pick & Preview

  • Sport: NBA
  • Teams: Toronto Raptors at Charlotte Hornets
  • Where: Charlotte at Spectrum Center
  • Date: Sunday, April 2nd
  • Betting Odds CHA +13, TOR -786 | CHA +540 O/U nan

So far, the Raptors have put together an overall record of 38-39, while going 39-37-1 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Toronto has an overall record of 2-1, including going 2-1 against the spread.

Not only did the Raptors drop their last game to the 76ers. But they also picked up an ATS loss, as they fell by a score of 117-110 as 4 point underdogs. Toronto got off to a slow start, trailing by 20 points going into halftime. Leading the team in scoring was Scottie Barnes, as he contributed 29 points while hitting 68.4% of his shots.

So far, the Hornets have put together an overall record of 26-52, while going 34-39-5 vs the spread. Over the team’s past 3 games, Charlotte has an overall record of 2-1, including going 2-1 against the spread.

Charlotte is trying to bounce back from a 121-91 loss to the Bulls. Going into this game, the team was 11 point underdogs on the spread, giving them an ATS loss. Charlotte struggled throughout the game, as they were not able to chip home at a 16 point halftime deficit. Leading the team in scoring was James Bouknight, as he contributed 22 points while hitting 50.0% of his shots.

Head To Head Recap & Stats

In the most recent matchup between the two teams, the Raptors picked up the 132-120 win over the Hornets. The Raptors point margin of victory was enough to cover the spread as 7.5 point favorite. So far this season, the Raptors have a record of 2-0 vs the Hornets. Similar to their season-long average, the Raptors averaged 111.33 points per game vs the Hornets. Just like the Raptors, the Hornets maintained their usual level of scoring in head-to-head matchups, averaging 113.0 points per game vs Toronto. The Raptors have had the better record vs the spread over the last 5 games, going 4-1. The team’s average scoring margin in these contests sits at 4 points per game. In these matchups, the teams have put together an over-under mark of 3-2. Combined, they averaged 232 points in these games.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game

The Raptors come into today’s game as the 23rd ranked scoring offense at 112.9 points per game. So far, the Raptors are averaging 97.2 possessions per game, which places them below the NBA average. So far, the Raptors offensive game plan has revolved around working the ball inside, as despite being a below-average team in pace they are 9th in made 2-point field goals per game.

Defensively, the Raptors are one of the top performing units in the league, giving up 107.1 points per contest (7th).

On offense, Pascal Siakam leads the Raptors in scoring at 24.1 points per game, placing him 26th in the NBA. Overall, Siakam has hit 47.4% of his shots while accounting for 20.3% of the team’s looks from the field. In today’s game, he will be working against a defensive unit that is 27th in points allowed to power-fowards. At 19.7 points per game, Fred VanVleet is the 2nd leading scorer for the Raptors. For the season, he is 119th in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 39.7%.

The Hornets come into today’s game as the 27th ranked scoring offense at 111.2 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 10.7 made 3’s per game. If the Charlotte offense is going to turn things around, not only do they need to improve their outside shooting but they must do a better job protecting the ball. Currently, they are averaging 13.5 turnovers per game.

Against the Raptors, the Hornets will need a stronger defensive effort as they are ranked just 25th in points allowed.

Before getting in a bet on today’s game, be sure to check the injury reports as Terry Rozier has already been ruled out for the Hornets. However, the key name to watch is P.J. Washington, as he is currently questionable. If he is unable to play, Charlotte will be without its top two scorers, as Rozier is averaging 21.1 points per contest and Washington at 15.7. If P.J. Washington can give it a go, he will matched up against a Toronto defense ranked 22nd in fewest points allowed to power-fowards.

Raptors vs Hornets Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Raptors -13.0
  • Free Total Prediction: Over nan