Raptors vs Hornets Prediction NBA Picks 2/7/24

Charlotte Hornets (10-39) vs Toronto Raptors (17-33)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)

Betting Odds: Charlotte Hornets +6.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Toronto Raptors and the Charlotte Hornets duke it out at the Spectrum Center on Wednesday night. Here’s a Raptors vs Hornets Prediction.

Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors have been in terrible shape as they've lost eight of their last nine games overall and they will be hoping to snap a three-game skid after getting thrashed by the Pelicans in a 138-100 road loss on Monday. Grayson Dick led the team with 22 points on nine of 16 shooting off the bench, Scottie Barnes added 17 points with five rebounds and four assists while Jakob Poeltl chipped in with 14 points and nine rebounds on seven of eight shooting. As a team, the Raptors shot 47 percent from the field and 10 of 31 from the 3-point line, but they got off to a poor start, getting outscored by 36-19 in the first quarter and things only got worse in the second half where they leaked 71 points. The Raptors will meet the Rockets and Cavaliers after this one.

Charlotte Hornets

Meanwhile, the Charlotte Hornets have been ice-cold for a while now as they've lost 15 of their last 17 games overall and they will be hoping to arrest an eight-game slide after getting beaten by the Knicks in a 124-118 loss on Monday. Miles Bridges led the team with 41 points on 16 of 26 shooting, Brandon Miller added 33 points on 13 of 25 shooting while PJ Washington chipped in with 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists off the bench. As a team, the Hornets shot 49 percent from the field and 13 of 32 from the 3-point line, but they played almost no defense to start the game and never looked like they had a chance after allowing 74 points in the first half to fall behind by as many as 21 points.

Charlotte Hornets Player Facts

  • Miles Bridges ranks 7th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for FT% (87.1%) this season.
  • Nick Richards ranks 18th amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (1.3) this season.

Toronto Raptors Player Facts

  • Jakob Poeltl ranks 1st amongst qualified players for FG% (69.6%) this season.
  • Immanuel Quickley ranks 12th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for 3P% (40.9%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for point differential per game this season (-11.8).
  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for opponent field goal percentage this season (50.5%).
  • The Raptors rank 2nd in the league for assists per game this season (29.5).
  • The Raptors rank 29th in the league for free throw percentage this season (74.4%).

Raptors vs Hornets Prediction

The Raptors could be shorthanded again with Jontay Porter listed as questionable, while the Hornets currently don't have any player on the injury report. Here we have two of the coldest teams in the league as the Raptors have been terrible since trading away their players, while the Hornets have won just two games in their past 17 outings. You couldn't back either side with any confidence these days, but this line just seems too hefty, so I'm leaning towards the Hornets with the points at home.

 

Peter’s Pick Charlotte +6.5

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