Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Charlotte Hornets head to Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Hornets come into this game with an overall record of 24-31. They are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.3 as they are averaging 104.8 points per game while giving up 104.5 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 32-23. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 109.1 points per game and surrendering 104.7, good for a point differential of 4.4.
Kemba Walker comes into this game averaging 22.4 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per night so far this year for the Hornets. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per contest and dishes out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Nicolas Batum averages 14.9 points per game in 34.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game for Charlotte. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
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Kyle Lowry averages 22.8 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. DeMar DeRozan averages 27.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Charlotte averages 104.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.35 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 21st in the league. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 29th with 12 per game. The Hornets allow 104.5 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 7th and 14th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 23.9 assists per contest which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the league.
Toronto averages 109.1 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 7th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 6th in the NBA. They average 42.7 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per contest which ranks them 23rd and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 28th with 12.1 per game. The Raptors allow 104.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 16th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 43 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 22 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Raptors force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA.
The Hornets have an offensive rating of 107.6 and a defensive rating of 107.3. In terms of pace they average 96.8 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 32% of their shots. Charlotte turns the ball over an average of 11.1 times per 100 possessions and they force 11.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Raptors rating on offense is 114 and they have a defensive rating of 109.4. They get 95.2 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 11.2 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.8 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 22-31-2 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 27-28-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 31-23-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 32-23-0 against the over/under
Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/14/17 C Miles Plumlee Calf injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Toronto
02/14/17 F Cody Zeller Quad "?" Wednesday vs. Toronto
02/06/17 PG Ramon Sessions Knee out indefinitely
Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/13/17 F Patrick Patterson Knee "?" Tuesday vs. Chicago
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte +6.5
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