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Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors 2/28/2020 NBA Picks and Previews

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Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors 2-28-2020 NBA Picks and Previews

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

When: February 28, 2020 7:30 PM ET
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto
TV: SN1
Stream: NBA League Pass, SofaScore

Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors 2/28/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Charlotte Hornets +13.5 (-110) 215 o (-110) +760

Toronto Raptors
-13.5 (-110) 215 u (-110) -1040
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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

Trends

Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte’s last 6 games.
Charlotte are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games.
Hornets are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against Toronto.
Charlotte are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games against Toronto.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Charlotte’s last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Toronto.
Charlotte are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games this season.
Hornets are 5-12 SU in their last 17 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Charlotte are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games played in February.

Toronto Raptors

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games.
Toronto are 17-2 SU in their last 19 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto’s last 10 games against Charlotte.
Toronto are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games when playing at home against Charlotte.
Toronto are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Toronto’s last 16 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.
Toronto are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against an opponent in the Southeast Division division.
Toronto are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Friday.

Injuries

Charlotte Hornets

Malik Monk SG Suspension is out indefinitely

Toronto Raptors

Marc Gasol C Hamstring is out indefinitely
Serge Ibaka PF Knee is “?” Friday vs Charlotte
Norman Powell SF Finger is upgraded to “?” Friday vs Charlotte
Patrick McCaw SG Illness is upgraded to probable Friday vs Charlotte

Head-to-Head
Charlotte Hornets Toronto Raptors
27-2 Against the Spread 32-25
28-30 Straight Up 30-27
102 Points per Game 112
109 Points Allowed per Game 106
43.08 Offensive FG% 46.01
74.15 Offensive FT% 79.67
34.56 Offensive 3PT% 37.62
47.71 Defensive FG% 42.63
76.18 Defensive FT% 76.77
35.58 Defensive 3PT% 33.47

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