Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors 2/28/2020 NBA Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors 2/28/2020 – The Toronto Raptors host the Charlotte Hornets on Friday as they try to stay ahead of the Boston Celtics. The Raptors are the NBA game odds to prevail despite coming off a loss. The Charlotte Hornets are coming off a win but will find it rough dealing with the NBA champions. The Hornets lead their all-time regular season series but the Raptors have won the last two meetings.
Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors 2/28/2020
Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors 2/28/2020 Betting Odds
Charlotte Hornets Betting
The Hornets beat the Knicks last time out but face a stronger opponent in the Raptors. Their woes got compounded with the suspension of Malik Monk. Players like Devonte Graham and Terry Rozier need to step up on offense if the Hornets want to pull off an upset against Toronto. The Hornets defense could use some improvement as well. They allowing the opposition to score 110 points per game. This is something they cannot afford, especially against the reigning champions.
Players to watch: D. Graham PG 57 GP 47 GS 35 MIN 17.6 PTS 0.7 OR 2.8 DR 3.5 REB 7.6 AST 0.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.9 TO 1.8 PF 2.6 AST/TO 15.41 PER
T. Rozier PG 57 GP 57 GS 34 MIN 17.5 PTS 0.8 OR 3.7 DR 4.5 REB 4.1 AST 1 STL 0.2 BLK 2.3 TO 2 PF 1.8 AST/TO 14.46 PER
M. Bridges SF 58 GP 57 GS 30.7 MIN 13.2 PTS 1.4 OR 4.1 DR 5.5 REB 1.7 AST 0.6 STL 0.7 BLK 1.5 TO 2.1 PF 1.2 AST/TO 12.66 PER
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Raptors are expected to bounce back against an undermanned Hornets quintet. Despite bowing to the Milwaukee Bucks, they are still ahead of the Celtics. A loss could have repercussions, something head coach Nick Nurse does not need. Pascal Siakam will lead the charge anew together with Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet. The Raptors defense is expected to hold up, limiting opponents to just 106.1 points per game. That spells more bad news for the hard-luck Hornets.
Players to Watch: P. Siakam PF 47 GP 47 GS 35 MIN 23.7 PTS 1.1 OR 6.4 DR 7.5 REB 3.4 AST 0.9 STL 0.9 BLK 2.4 TO 2.7 PF 1.4 AST/TO 19.23 PER
K. Lowry PG 46 GP 46 GS 36.4 MIN 19.2 PTS 0.6 OR 4.2 DR 4.8 REB 7.7 AST 1.3 STL 0.4 BLK 3 TO 3.2 PF 2.6 AST/TO 17.49 PER
F. VanVleet SG 48 GP 48 GS 35.8 MIN 17.6 PTS 0.4 OR 3.4 DR 3.8 REB 6.6 AST 1.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 2.5 PF 2.9 AST/TO 16.08 PER
Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors 2/28/2020 Betting Numbers
Charlotte are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games.
Malik Monk SG Suspension is out indefinitely
Marc Gasol C Hamstring is out indefinitely
Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
Despite losing last time out, NBA odds today heavily favor the Raptors to prevail. The Hornets are simply struggling on offense and going up against a good defense team makes it worse. Charlotte will try to get something going but things are not looking that promising.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Hornets for this game is at +760 while the Raptors are at -1040 at home.
ATS: +13.5 is given to the Hornets across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Raptors with -13.5.
TOTALs: 215 is the given total for this match with the Hornets going over and the Raptors the team under.
Score Prediction: 112 – 101 Raptors