The Hornets are in Toronto tonight to take on the Raptors. Charlotte has lost three straight games and is 13th in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors are favored by 7.5 points and have dropped two in a row.

The over/under line for this game is 223.5 points. Tip-off is set for 6:00 ET and you can watch the game on SN.


The Pick: Toronto Raptors -7.5

This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena at 6:00 ET on Sunday, March 3rd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 100-77 in favor of the Raptors.
  • Our projections have RJ Barrett finishing with RJ Barrett points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Raptors finishing with a field goal percentage of 46.8% and knocking down 11 threes.

Will the Hornets Win in Toronto?

The Hornets have lost three straight games and are 15-45 on the season. In the Eastern Conference, they are in 13th place and 4th in the Southeast Division.

On the road, Charlotte is 7-23 this season, and they are 11-19 ATS. As the underdog, they are 13-43 straight up and 23-31 vs. the spread.

Charlotte’s O/U record for the season is 29-31, and their games have averaged 225.7 points per game. Today’s O/U line is set at 223.5.

In their last game, the Hornets lost to the 76ers by a score of 121-114. The O/U line for that game was 213.5, and Charlotte covered the spread as 12.5-point underdogs.

Overall, the Hornets are 23-35 ATS on the season, and they have lost four straight games vs. the spread as the underdog.

This season, the Hornets are 28th in scoring at 107.6 points per game. On the road, they are averaging 106.3 points per game.

When it comes to pace, the Hornets are 22nd in the league at 97.5 possessions per game.

So far, Charlotte has outscored the NBA scoring average in just 33.3% of their games this season.

The Hornets’ defense is presently ranked 24th in the league, allowing an average of 118.1 points per contest. In their previous matchup vs. the 76ers, the Hornets’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 51% leading to 121 points.

Will the Raptors Defense Show Up at Home?

In games where the Raptors have been favored this season, they have an ATS record of 9-11. As the favorite, they have gone 11-9 straight up. As the favorite, they have an average scoring margin of +2.6 points per game.

Toronto’s ATS record at home is 13-17, and they have lost two straight games against the spread at home. On the road, they are 16-14 ATS.

This season, the Raptors have an O/U record of 32-27-1. Their games have averaged a combined 232.3 points per game, which is higher than today’s line of 223.5.

The Raptors are 12th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 22-38. In their last game, they lost to the Warriors by a score of 120-105. Toronto was getting 3 points in that game and is now on a two-game losing streak.

Against the spread, the Raptors are 29-31 for the season. Today, they are favored by 7.5 points. In non-conference games, they are 7-15 compared to 15-23 against the East.

This season, the Raptors have been one of the most efficient teams in the league when it comes to two-point shooting. They are currently 5th in the NBA in two-point field goals made per game. Overall, Toronto is shooting 47% from the field, which is 14th in the league.

When playing at home, the Raptors are averaging 111.6 points per game. So far, they have outscored the NBA scoring average in 48.3% of their games. Coming into this matchup, Toronto is 18th in the NBA in scoring at 114.5 points per game.

As a team, the Raptors are 3rd in the league in assists, averaging 29.4 per game. In terms of pace, Toronto is 14th in the NBA at 99.3 possessions per game. So far, they have made an average of 11.7 three-pointers per game, which is 23rd in the league.

For the season, Toronto is sitting 21st in terms of points allowed per game (117.8). It is worth noting they have given up a fewer number of points in two straight games. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Raptors defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 56.0% while allowing 37.2% from downtown.