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Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets 01/08/2020 Odds Picks and Previews

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Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets 01-08-2020 Odds Picks and Previews

Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets 01/08/2020 – The Toronto Raptors will be back on the road on Wednesday, taking on the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center. The Raptors dominated the Hornets in their first meeting of the season by the score 132-96. The Hornets will look for revenge, but online bookmakers still give the road team a slight edge as the 2.5-point spread favorites based on the opening NBA betting lines in Las Vegas.

Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets 01/08/2020

When: January 8, 2020 7:00 PM ET
Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
TV: FSSE
Stream: SofaScore, NBA League Pass

Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets 01/08/2020 Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Toronto Raptors -3 (-110) 208.5 o (-110) -160

Charlotte Hornets
+3 (-110) 208.5 u (-110) +140
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Toronto Raptors Betting

The Raptors are struggling to get a winning streak going without Pascal Siakam, Marc Gasol and Norman Powell. Still, Toronto is holding onto the top-4 spot in the Eastern Conference thanks to excellent guard play of Fred Van Vleet and Kyle Lowry. Toronto lost to the Portland Trail Blazers, 101-99, on Tuesday. Lowry again led the way with 24 points and 10 assists.

Players to Watch: Kyle Lowry (20.9 PPG, 4.7 RPG, 7.4 APG)

Serge Ibaka (14.5 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 1.2 APG)

Ogugua Anunoby (10.9 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 1.7 APG)

Charlotte Hornets Betting

The Hornets just suffered a 115-104 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Monday. But prior to the loss, Charlotte salvaged two big wins against the Cleveland Cavaliers, 109-106, and the Dallas Mavericks, 123-120. Devonte’ Graham was sensational in both games as he recorded 27 points and 13 assists against the Mavericks, and 16 points and 11 assists vs.t the Cavaliers. Against the Pacers, the second-year guard tallied 22 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds to pace his team.

Players to Watch: Devonte’ Graham (19.1 PPG, 3.8 RPG, 7.8 APG)

Terry Rozier (18.0 PPG, 4.4 RPG, 4.4 APG)

P.J. Washington (12.6 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 1.9 APG)

Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets 01/08/2020 Betting Numbers

Trends

Toronto Raptors

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto’s last 6 games.
Toronto are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games against Charlotte.
Toronto are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on the road.
Raptors are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against Charlotte.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto’s last 5 games this season.
Toronto are 14-5 SU in their last 19 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Toronto are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeast division.

Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte’s last 5 games.
Charlotte are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Charlotte’s last 9 games against Toronto.
Charlotte are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Charlotte are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games when playing at home against Toronto.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Charlotte’s last 8 games this season.
Charlotte are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern conference.
Charlotte are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Atlantic division.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Charlotte’s last 5 games played in January.

Injuries

Toronto Raptors

Marc Gasol C Hamstring is out indefinitely
Norman Powell SF Shoulder is out indefinitely
Pascal Siakam PF Groin is out indefinitely
Fred VanVleet PG Hamstring is out indefinitely

Charlotte Hornets

Marvin Williams PF Nose is “?” Wednesday vs Toronto

Head-to-Head
Toronto Raptors Charlotte Hornets
20-16 Against the Spread 19-19-1
18-18 Straight Up 21-18
110 Points per Game 104
105 Points Allowed per Game 110
44.88 Offensive FG% 43.65
80.14 Offensive FT% 74.94
36.8 Offensive 3PT% 35.42
42.29 Defensive FG% 47.84
75.66 Defensive FT% 77.31
33.09 Defensive 3PT% 35.46

Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets Betting Picks

The spread would have been a lot wider if only the Raptors are getting back the service of Gasol, Siakam, VanVleet, and Powell for this game. However, injuries have forced online bookmakers to reassess the situation, pegging Toronto as only a 2.5-point spread favorite in the latest betting lines.

Moneyline: Despite missing four key contributors, the Raptors are my bet to win straight up simply because of Kyle Lowry’s heads-up play as of late and head coach Nick Nurse’s creativity when it comes to lineups. Toronto will be tested by the Hornets this time around, but I still pick the defending champs winning by under 10 points.

ATS: The Raptors have covered the spread in two of their last three games and should be a solid pick to take an ATS win with the spread set currently adjusted at 2.5 points.

TOTALs: The total opened at 208 points. The Raptors have been struggling to score points without their four leading scorers. The Hornets have breached the 100-point mark in their last three games with a 123-point output as the highest. I pick OVER since the total is a reachable number.

Score Prediction: 110 – 103 Raptors