Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors 11/18/2019 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors 11/18/2019 – The Toronto Raptors (8-4) return home on Monday after a tiresome five-game road trip. Their next game will be against the Charlotte Hornets (6-7), who scored two consecutive come-from-behind wins. Sporting a perfect 4-0 record at home, the Raptors are coming in as 9-point home favorites. The Hornets, though, are starting to become a real threat in the eyes of NBA fans and top online sportsbooks.
Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors 11/18/2019
Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors 11/18/2019 Betting Odds
Charlotte Hornets Betting
The Hornets’ competitiveness this season proves there’s a life after losing Kemba Walker to free agency. After a slow start, Charlotte has made a steady climb in the Eastern Conference ladder, moving one game below .500. The rise of second-year guard Devonte Graham plays a big role in why the Hornets are such a dangerous team even against elite opponents.
Players to Watch: Devonte’ Graham (18.8 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 7.1 APG), Terry Rozier (16.9 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 4.7 APG), P.J. Washington (13.1 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 1.5 APG)
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Toronto Raptors keep on exceeding expectations this season, thanks to the heads-up performances from Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet. With Serge Ibaka and Kyle Lowry nursing injuries, Toronto finished their five-game Western Conference road trip with a 3-2 record with massive wins against the Los Angeles Lakers and Portland Trail Blazers.
Players to Watch: Pascal Siakam (26.2 PPG, 8.7 RPG, 4.1 APG), Kyle Lowry (21.8 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 6.5 APG), Fred VanVleet (17.7 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 7.6 APG)
Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors 11/18/2019 Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Charlotte’s last 6 games.
Toronto are 13-7 ATS in their last 20 games.
Kyle Lowry PG Thumb is out indefinitely
Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
Legal betting sites are bullish on the Raptors heading into Monday’s showdown with the Hornets. Toronto is doing a phenomenal job with their patchwork lineups, tapping seldom-used players like Chris Boucher and Terrence Davis to fill the void left by Lowry and Ibaka. As for the Hornets, Malik Monk has been an x-factor off the bench. He’s averaging 10.2 PPG on 49.5 FG%.
Moneyline: The Raptors beat the Hornets in two of three regular-season meetings last season. Aside from their immaculate record at home, Toronto is 6-0 when entering the game as favorites.
ATS: The Hornets are solid bet to take an ATS win North of the Border. The Raptors’ average winning margin in those two wins last season is six points, while the point spread for this game is set at 9 points.
TOTALs: The total for this game will go OVER 218 points. The Raptors and Hornets scored way above 100 in each of the three games they played last season.
Score Prediction: 117-110 Raptors