Check out our free Raptors vs Hornets pick and preview for this NBA game in Charlotte. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this NBA matchup.
Raptors vs Hornets NBA Pick & Preview
- Sport: NBA
- Teams: Toronto Raptors at Charlotte Hornets
- Where: Charlotte at Spectrum Center
- Date: Tuesday, April 4th
- Betting Odds CHA +14.5, TOR -1147 | CHA +694 O/U OFF
So far, the Raptors have put together an overall record of 39-39, while going 40-37-1 vs the spread. Across the team’s previous 3 games, they have gone 2-1 straight-up and 2-1 vs the spread.
In their previous game, the Raptors took down the Hornets by a score of 128-108. Not only did they come away with a straight up win, but they also covered the spread as 15 point favorites. Toronto was able to take care of business in the second half of this game, as they didn’t allow the Hornets to cut into their 15 point halftime lead. Leading the team in scoring was Pascal Siakam, as he contributed 36 points while hitting 66.7% of his shots.
So far, the Hornets have put together an overall record of 26-53, while going 34-40-5 vs the spread. Against the Raptors, the Hornets are looking to break out of a 2 game losing streak. These defeats have come on an average scoring differential of -25.0 points per contest.
Charlotte is trying to bounce back from a 128-108 loss to the Raptors. Going into this game, the team was 15 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 15 point halftime deficit. Leading the team in scoring was Svi Mykhailiuk, as he contributed 26 points while hitting 58.8% 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 3-0 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. Across the previous 5 meetings between the teams, the Raptors have an average scoring margin of +5 points per game, leading to an ATS mark of 4-1. Over the course of these games, they averaged 231 points per game, leading a 3-2 over-under record.
Odds & Free Betting Analysis For This NBA Game
Through 78 games, the Raptors are averaging 113.1 points per contest, placing them 22nd in the NBA. When looking at the team’s pace of play, the Raptors are currently below the league average in possessions per game, averaging just 97.2 per contest. Not only does the team’s offense play at a slower pace, but they their overall lack of efficiency has them ranked 18th in made field goals per game.
So far, the Raptors have played well defensively, as they are ranked 7th in the league at 107.1 points per contest.
On offense, Pascal Siakam leads the Raptors in scoring at 24.3 points per game, placing him 26th in the NBA. Overall, Siakam has hit 47.7% of his shots while accounting for 20.4% 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 113rd in the league in player efficiency rating, while posting a field goal percentage of 39.7%.
Through 79 games, the Hornets are averaging 111.2 points per contest, placing them 27th in the NBA. For the season, the Hornets have been playing an up-tempo style of basketball as they sit 6th in the NBA in possessions per game.. However, they have not been able to pair this up-tempo speed with overall scoring efficiency, as they are just 22nd in made field goals per game.
Currently, the Hornets defense is ranked 25th in points allowed. So far, opposing teams are averaging 114.89 points per game vs the unit.
Keep in mind that the top two scorers for the Hornets, Terry Rozier and P.J. Washington, will not be playing in today’s game. This season, Rozier has been averaging 21.1 points per game, and Washington has been averaging 15.7 points per game.
Raptors vs Hornets Pick
- Free Spread Prediction: Hornets +14.5
- Free Total Prediction: Over OFF