Charlotte Hornets at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 10/22/2018
Monday, October 22, 2018
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The Charlotte Hornets head to Scotiabank Arena to take on the Toronto Raptors on Monday, October 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 9.5 point favorites.
The Hornets have a regular season record of 2-1. They are 1st in the Southeast Division. They have a point differential of 10.7 as they average 115 points per game while giving up 104.3 per contest. The Raptors have an overall mark of 3-0. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They total 115.3 points per contest and give up 106, which is a point differential of 9.3.
Valuable Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 3-0-0 against the spread this season
The Charlotte Hornets are 2-1-0 against the over/under this year
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 2-1-0 against the spread this season
The Toronto Raptors are 3-0-0 against the over/under this year
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/20/18 G Delon Wright Thigh is questionable Monday vs Charlotte
Kemba Walker comes into this game averaging 35.3 points per contest while playing 35 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Jeremy Lamb averages 10 points per contest in 24.7 minutes per game. He averages 2 assists per game and 4.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 33% for the season while his free throw percentage is 100%.
Kawhi Leonard scores 27.5 points per contest while playing 36.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 11.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 93%. Kyle Lowry averages 23.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and has 8.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte averages 115 points per contest, which is 12th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 10.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 42%, which is good for 7th in the NBA. They average 45.3 boards per contest and 25.3 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 10th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 24th with 12.3 per game. The Hornets allow 104.3 points per contest, which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 6th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 50 rebounds a game which ranks 24th, and they allow 21.7 assists per game which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 11th in the NBA with 115.3 points per contest this season. They are 14th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.33. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 12th in the league. They are 10th in the NBA in rebounding with 48.3 boards per contest and 20th in assists per game with 22. The Raptors are 17th in turnovers per contest with 13. The Raptors give up 106 points per game, which ranks them 7th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 4th and 15th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 22 dimes allowed per game and 14th with 45 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per contest this year.
The Hornets are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.7, and their defensive rating of 103.2 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 17th in the league with 101.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 12th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league. Charlotte is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 21st in the league.
Toronto is 18th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 28th in the NBA. The Raptors are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 115 is ranked 8th. They are 22nd in the NBA in pace with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 14th. As a unit they are 13th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Charlotte +9.5
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