The Charlotte Hornets (10-39) will host the Toronto Raptors (17-33) in an Eastern Conference matchup. Charlotte is currently on an eight-game losing streak and is 13th in the Eastern Conference. Toronto has lost three in a row and is 12th in the East.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 ET at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. The Raptors (-272) are favored by 6.5 points over the Hornets (+218). The over/under line for the game is 225.5 points.

TORONTO RAPTORS VS CHARLOTTE HORNETS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Charlotte Hornets +6.5

This game will be played at Spectrum Center at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 7th.

WHY BET THE CHARLOTTE HORNETS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-109 in favor of the Raptors.
  • Our projections have Scottie Barnes finishing with Scottie Barnes points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
  • From the field, we have the Raptors finishing with a field goal percentage of 45.8% and knocking down 12 threes.

Will Toronto Shock Everyone at Spectrum Center?

The Raptors are 17-33 this season and are currently 12th in the Eastern Conference. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, they are 11-21 and 0-11 against their division.

Toronto is favored by 6.5 points today and has gone 8-8 as the favorite this season. As the favorite, they are 7-9 against the spread, and their ATS record on the road is 14-13.

In their last three games, the Raptors have lost straight-up and are 24-26 vs. the spread for the season. On the road, they have an ATS record of 14-13.

The Raptors’ O/U record for the season is 27-22-1, and the over has hit in their last three games. This year, their games have averaged 232 points per game.

In their most recent game, the Raptors lost to the Pelicans by a score of 138-100. Toronto was a 11-point underdog in that game, and the O/U line was 232.

Heading into their matchup with the Hornets, the Raptors are 19th in the NBA in scoring at 114.3 points per game. When playing on the road, Toronto has been even better, averaging 116.4 points per contest.

On the season, the Raptors have outscored the NBA scoring average in 46% of their games. In terms of pace, Toronto is 14th in the league at 99 possessions per game.

When it comes to field goal percentage, the Raptors are 12th in the NBA at 47%. In terms of two-point shooting, Toronto is 15th in the league at 54%.

On average, the Toronto defense is giving up 117.8 points per game (19th). Right now, they are on a 3 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Raptors defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 56.0% while allowing 37.5% from downtown.

Taking a Look at the Hornets Chances at Home

In their games this season, the Hornets have averaged a combined 228.9 points per game, which is higher than today’s O/U line of 225.5. Overall, their games have averaged an over/under line of 228.2.

Charlotte’s last game against the Lakers finished with a combined score of 242 points, surpassing the O/U line of 227. The Hornets lost the game by a score of 124-118.

Charlotte is currently on an eight-game losing streak and has a record of 10-39, which is 13th in the Eastern Conference. In the Southeast Division, they are 4th.

As underdogs, the Hornets are 8-37 this season and 16-27 against the spread as underdogs. Today, they are 6.5-point underdogs and have an ATS record of 8-15 at home.

In the Eastern Conference, Charlotte has a record of 7-23 and is 3-16 against non-conference opponents. Their average scoring differential on the road is -12.4 points per game and -11.2 PPG at home.

Heading into tonight’s game, the Hornets’ offense is averaging 108.5 points per game, which is 28th in the NBA. At home, they are averaging 108.2 points per game.

So far this season, the Hornets have outscored the NBA scoring average in just 36.7% of their games. In terms of pace, they are 20th in the league at 98.1 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, Charlotte is 28th in field goal percentage at 45%. They are also 28th in true shooting percentage. From beyond the arc, the Hornets are hitting 36% of their three-point attempts, which is 20th in the NBA.

Currently, the Hornets’ defense holds the 25th rank in the NBA, allowing 120.3 points per game. The Charlotte defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.2% from beyond the arc this season. Opposing teams are also hitting 50.6% of their field goal attempts vs. Charlotte.