20* NBA Non-Conference KNOCKOUT on New Orleans Hornets +4.5
New Orleans vs. Toronto,
02/10/2013 18:00 EDT,
Score: 89 - 102
Point Spread: +4½/-108 New Orleans
The New Orleans Hornets are showing excellent value as an underdog to the Toronto Raptors Sunday night. The Hornets come in playing great basketball having won each of their last two. They won 93-84 at home over Phoenix before going on the road and knocking off Atlanta 111-100 on Friday.
Toronto has lost 10 of its last 14 games overall and it has no business being favored here. That's especially the case considering the Raptors are in a huge letdown spot after their 100-98 (OT) road win at Indiana on Friday. They will have a hard time getting up for New Orleans after such a big victory.
The Hornets come in with revenge in mind having lost three straight to the Raptors, including a 97-104 (OT) home loss in their first meeting of the season on December 28th. They did not have leading scorer Eric Gordon (17.0 PPG) in that contest, but he is back and healthy and making a huge difference for this team.
New Orleans is 40-21 ATS as an underdog of 3.5 to 9.5 points over the last 2 seasons. The Hornets are 10-1 ATS in road games off an upset win as an underdog over the last 2 seasons. Better yet, New Orleans is 11-1 ATS in road games off an upset win as a road underdog over the last 3 seasons. Bet the Hornets Sunday.