Toronto Raptors at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 2/11/2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, February 11, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 3.5 point favorites.
The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 38-16. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 8.1 as they are averaging 111.4 points per game while giving up 103.3 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 23-32. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They are averaging 106.1 points per contest and giving up 106.4, which is a point differential of -0.3.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 30-24-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 27-27-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 22-29-4 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 26-28-1 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest averaging 23.9 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Raptors. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Kyle Lowry averages 16.5 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.4 assists per contest and 5.8 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 86%.
Dwight Howard averages 15.6 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Hornets. He grabs 12.6 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 55%. Kemba Walker averages 22.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 111.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 8.09 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 24th in the league. They average 43.6 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 26th with 13.4 per game. The Raptors allow 103.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 22 assists per contest, which puts them in 10th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 14th in the league with 106.1 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is -0.31. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They are 3rd in the league in rebounding with 45.7 boards per game, and 29th in assists per contest with 20.7. The Hornets are 28th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Hornets surrender 106.4 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 23.8 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 43.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 8th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game this season.
The Raptors are 4th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.3, and their defensive rating of 105.1 is ranked 28th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 6th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 7th in the league. Toronto is 27th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 28th in the league.
Charlotte is 29th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 13th in the league. The Hornets are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.5, and their defensive rating of 107.8 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 98.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 29th. As a team they are 26th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto -3.5
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