Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Air Canada Centre
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The Charlotte Hornets travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 202.
The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 44-32 and a road record of 16-21. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 2.5 as they are averaging 103.1 points per game while giving up 100.6 per contest. Charlotte is 7-7 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 29-17. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Raptors have an overall record of 51-25 and a home record of 29-9. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.8 points per game and surrendering 98.5, good for a point differential of 4.2. Toronto has a division record of 11-2 and a conference record of 34-12. In their last 10 games they are 6-4.
Kemba Walker comes into this contest averaging 21.1 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night so far this season for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Nicolas Batum averages 15.2 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 23.7 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Kyle Lowry averages 21.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Charlotte averages 103.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 11th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 2.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 52.3 rebounds per game and 21.5 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 19th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 12.7 per game. The Hornets allow 100.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 52.2 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Toronto averages 102.8 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 5th with 13.2 per game. The Raptors allow 98.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the league. The Raptors force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Hornets average 101.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 101 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -1.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5 per contest. The Hornets have an offensive rating of 106.8 and a defensive rating of 104.2. In terms of pace they average 95.7 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Raptors score 104.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 99.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.9 points per game. The Raptors rating on offense is 110 and they have a defensive rating of 105.4. They get 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 12.4 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.9 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 39-36-1 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 35-39-2 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 40-35-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 41-33-2 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
04/03/16 C Al Jefferson Quad "?"
04/03/16 F Nicolas Batum Knee "?"
02/16/16 F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Shoulder out for season
Toronto Raptors Injuries
01/06/16 F DeMarre Carroll Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte
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