Hornets vs Raptors Prediction NBA Picks 3/3/24

Toronto Raptors (22-38) vs Charlotte Hornets (15-45)

Game Info: Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 6:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

Betting Odds: Toronto Raptors -7.5 -- Over/Under: 225.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Charlotte Hornets are riding a 3-game losing streak. The Toronto Raptors look for a win after splitting their last 6 games. Here’s a Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors prediction.

Charlotte Hornets Betting Preview

The Charlotte Hornets lost to the Warriors, Bucks and 76ers recently. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 107.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 118.1 points on 49.5 percent shooting. LaMelo Ball is averaging 23.9 points and 5.1 rebounds, while Miles Bridges is averaging 21.4 points and 7.3 rebounds. Brandon Miller is the third double-digit scorer and Mark Williams is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 36 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41 rebounds per game.

Toronto Raptors Betting Preview

The Toronto Raptors recently beat the Pacers while losing to the Mavericks and Warriors. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 114.5 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 117.8 points on 48.6 percent shooting. RJ Barrett is averaging 20.7 points and 6.3 rebounds, while Scottie Barnes is averaging 19.9 points and 8.2 rebounds. Immanuel Quickley is the third double-digit scorer, and Gary Trent Jr. is dishing 1.5 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.

Toronto Raptors Player Facts

  • Jakob Poeltl ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for FG% (65.6%) this season.
  • Immanuel Quickley ranks 14th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for 3P% (40.8%) this season.

Charlotte Hornets Player Facts

  • Nick Richards ranks 18th amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (1.3) this season.
  • Miles Bridges ranks 16th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for points per game (21.4) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Raptors rank 1st for fast break points (1128) this season.
  • The Raptors rank 1st for fast break points per game (18.8) this season.
  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for point differential per game this season (-10.5).
  • The Hornets rank 30th in the league for free throws made per game this season (14.8).

Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors prediction

The Toronto Raptors are the better team and should be favored, but there's no way I'm laying these sorts of numbers. The Raptors have had issues winning games, let alone by margin, this season. The Raptors are 12-18 SU at home this season. No, thanks. Not to mention, the Hornets have been more competitive as of late which includes finding ways to win some games, and they've covered 6 of their last 9 games. Also, the Hornets took the Raptors down to the wire a few weeks ago, losing by just 6 points. It's the Hornets and the free buckets or pass for me. Still, this is a fade of the Raptors more than anything.

Randy’s Pick Charlotte Hornets +7.5

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