Hornets vs Raptors Prediction - NBA Picks 12/18/23

Toronto Raptors (10-15) vs Charlotte Hornets (7-17)

Game Info: Monday, December 18, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

Betting Odds: Toronto Raptors -11 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Charlotte Hornets are riding a 4-game losing streak. The Toronto Raptors need a win after losing 5 of their last 6 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors prediction.

Charlotte Hornets Betting Preview

The Charlotte Hornets have lost to the Heat, Pelicans and 76ers during this losing streak. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 111.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 121 points on 49.2 percent shooting. LaMelo Ball is averaging 24.7 points and 5.5 rebounds, while Terry Rozier is averaging 23.1 points and 3.4 rebounds. Miles Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and Gordon Hayward is grabbing 4.9 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 38.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game.

Toronto Raptors Betting Preview

The Toronto Raptors lost to the Knicks and Hawks last week, but did have a win over Atlanta as well. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112.5 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 114.8 points on 48 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 20.9 points and 6.7 rebounds, while Scottie Barnes is averaging 20.2 points and 8.9 rebounds. O.G. Anunoby is the third double-digit scorer, and Dennis Schroder is grabbing 2.9 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 34.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 38.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45 rebounds per game.

Toronto Raptors Player Facts

  • Pascal Siakam ranks T9th amongst qualified Forwards for assists per game (5.0) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Raptors rank 29th in the league for free throw percentage this season (72.6%).
  • The Raptors rank 28th in the league for three-point percentage this season (34.1%).
  • The Hornets have missed the playoffs in seven consecutive seasons - longest active streak in the NBA
  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for Q1 points per game this season (25.4).

Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors prediction

The Charlotte Hornets have their issues they need to figure out as they don't play much defense and now half their roster is on the injury report. With that said, the Raptors have done nothing this season to deserve to be laying double-digit chalk. The Raptors can't score consistently, and they've lost 5 of their last 6 games. The Raptors have failed to cover 5 of their last 6 games. This line is shocking to say the least. Give me the Hornets and the free buckets, as I don't have confidence with the Raptors and these sorts of numbers.

Randy’s Pick Charlotte Hornets +11

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