Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction, Pick and Preview, February 25 (2/25): NBA
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- Feb 25, 2022, 11:13:09 AM
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|Time||7:00 p.m. EST|
|Raptors money line||-135|
|Hornets money line||+115|
|Over / under||226|
2021-2022 season stats
|Toronto Raptors||Charlotte Hornets|
|Road / home record||16-12||14-14|
|Points per game||108.67||113.82|
|Points allowed per game||106.89||114.72|
|Rebounds per game||44.82||45.22|
|Rebounds allowed per game||44.30||47.85|
|Over / under record||31-26||29-30-1|
The Toronto Raptors travel to Charlotte to take on the Hornets on Friday night. These teams have met twice so far this season and the Raptors have won and covered the spread as favorites in both games.
The Raptors are 32-25 overall and are 7th in the Eastern Conference. Their last game before the All-Star break was against the Timberwolves and they got the win 103-91.
The Raptors have gone 21-14 against Eastern Conference opponents. Toronto ranks ninth in the NBA giving up just 106.9 points while holding opponents to 46.0% shooting. Siakam is averaging 21.9 points, 8.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists for the Raptors. Gary Trent Jr. is averaging 22.8 points over the last 10 games for Toronto.
In their last 10 games the Raptors are 8-2, averaging 114.2 points, 44.9 rebounds, 21.9 assists, 8.8 steals and 4.2 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.0 points.
Charlotte lost 3 straight games before the break and are currently 10th in the Eastern Conference. The Hornets have gone 19-18 against Eastern Conference opponents. Charlotte leads the Eastern Conference with 113.8 points and is shooting 45.6%.
Terry Rozier is shooting 36.0% from beyond the arc with 3.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Hornets, while averaging 18.7 points and 4.3 assists. LaMelo Ball is shooting 42.4% and averaging 22.8 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.
The team averaging 113.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 113.8 points on 45.6 percent shooting. They are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. Their opponents have averaged 114.7 points per game.
Toronto are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games.
Toronto are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on the road.
Charlotte are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games.
Charlotte are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games at home.
The Hornets aren't playing good at home, losing their last 7 games at Charlotte and they're struggling defensively allowing 114.7 ppg. On the other side the Raptors defense is in the top 10 of the NBA allowing 106.8 ppg. Toronto has dominated Charlotte this season and I expect that to continue on this game. VanVleet should be good to go so take the Raptors to win and cover the spread.
PICK: Raptors -2.5 (-110)
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