Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors Prediction 3/3/2024

The Charlotte Hornets (15-45) travel to face off against the Toronto Raptors (22-38) on Sunday, March 3rd. This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and televised on SN. Both the Hornets and Raptors will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 6:00 ET.

Hornets vs Raptors

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The Hornets Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Hornets were defeated by the 76ers in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 121-114. As the second half got underway, the Hornets were leading by a score of 63-58.

The Hornets are 15-45 overall this season and are hoping to get back to .500 with a win over the Raptors. At home, the Hornets are 8-22 while they are 7-23 on the road.

Charlotte has an overall ATS record of 23-35 as they come into today’s game. When playing on the road, the Hornets hold an ATS record of 11-19 in contrast to a 12-16 record against the spread when playing at home.

The Raptors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Raptors’ most recent matchup against the Warriors saw RJ Barrett lead the Raptors with 23 points while shooting 9/15 from the field. Kelly Olynyk put up 16 points which was 2nd on the team, but it wasn’t enough as Toronto ended up losing the game with a final score of 120-105.

In their last five games, the Raptors are 3-2 and have an overall record of 22-38. In Eastern Conference games, they are 15-23 and have gone 7-15 in non-conference games.

Toronto’s ATS record sits below .500 (29-31). In their last two home games, Toronto has been unable to cover the spread, and they maintain an ATS record of 13-17 at home compared to 16-14 on the road.

Hornets Offense Breakdown

This season, the Charlotte offense is ranked 28th in the NBA in scoring at 107.6 points per game.

On the road this season, the Hornets are averaging 106.3 points per game, which is 30th in the league. Overall, they are 28th in scoring at 107.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 26th at 45%.

So far this season, the Hornets have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 33.3% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 22nd in the league at 97.5 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Hornets are 21st in three-point percentage at 36%. In terms of free throw attempts, they are last in the league at just 18.8 per game.

Raptors Offense Breakdown

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Toronto has recorded an average of 114.5 points per game (18th) throughout 60 games games.

So far this season, the Raptors are 18th in the NBA in scoring at 114.5 points per game. However, when playing at home, they are averaging just 111.6 points per game, which is 26th in the league.

When it comes to three-point shooting, Toronto is 24th in the NBA in three-point shooting percentage at 35%. Overall, they are 14th in field goal percentage at 47%.

In terms of pace, the Raptors are 14th in the league at 99.3 possessions per game. In terms of assists, they are 3rd in the NBA at 29.4 per game.

Hornets Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Hornets’ defense is giving up an average of 118.1 points per contest. Opponents are hitting 57.3% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 38.0% of their three-point attempts.

Raptors Team Defense

At this time, the Raptors’ defense is positioned 21st in the NBA, permitting 117.8 points per game. Opponents are hitting 56.0% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.2% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Hornets And Raptors

The outlook for today’s matchup points to Miles Bridges as the primary point contributor for the Hornets, finishing with 22 points while maintaining a 8/17 shooting accuracy. During this season, he is delivering an average of 21.4 points per game, along with 7.5 rebounds.

On the other side, RJ Barrett is our projected leading scorer for the Raptors. We have him ending the game with a team-high 19 and grabbing 5 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 48.3% and is averaging 19.4 points per contest.

Hornets vs Raptors Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Hornets offense has averaged 102 points per game while allowing an average of 114. Charlotte posted an overall record of 3-7 while going 4-6 ATS.
  • When looking at their past three matchups at home, Toronto has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 125 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.
  • Going back to their last three games as the underdog, the Hornets have a straight up record of 0-3. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-2.
  • Across their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Raptors have an overall record of 3-2 while going 2-3 against the spread.

Hornets vs Raptors Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Raptors to secure the win, with an expected final score of 100-77. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -7.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 223.5, and our model predicts the Hornets and Raptors to score a combined 177 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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