Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Charlotte Hornets head to Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 33-40. They are 4th in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 105.1 points per game while giving up 104.2 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 45-29. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.2 points per game and surrendering 102.9, good for a point differential of 4.3.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 32-38-3 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 36-37-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 41-32-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 39-35-0 against the over/under
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
03/03/17 C Miles Plumlee Calf out indefinitely
02/06/17 PG Ramon Sessions Knee out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/27/17 F DeMarre Carroll Back "?" Wednesday vs. Charlotte
03/03/17 PG Kyle Lowry Wrist out indefinitely
Nicolas Batum comes into this game averaging 14.9 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this year for the Hornets. He pulls down 7.2 rebounds per contest and dishes out 6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Kemba Walker averages 22.9 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.5 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
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DeMar DeRozan averages 27.2 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 3.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Serge Ibaka averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 105.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 19th in the league. They average 44.3 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game which ranks them 8th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 30th with 11.7 per game. The Hornets allow 104.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.5 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 24.1 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 107.2 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.26 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 13th in the NBA. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 27th with 12.6 per game. The Raptors allow 102.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.2 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Raptors force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 108.6 and a defensive rating of 107.6. In terms of pace they average 95.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 33% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 10.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%.
The Raptors rating on offense is 112.4 and they have a defensive rating of 107.9. They get 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 11.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.6 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte +5.5
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