Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors NBA Picks 11/18/2019
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Monday, November 18, 2019
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -10
Scotiabank Arena is the site where Fred VanVleet and the Toronto Raptors (8-4, 2nd in the Atlantic Division) will take on the Charlotte Hornets (6-7, 2nd in the Southeast Division) on Monday. Toronto opens this contest as 10 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 218.
The Hornets are covering the spread 61.5% of the time, having gone 8-5-0 ATS. Toronto covers the spread 58.3% of the time, going 7-5-0 against the spread.
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/17/2019 Serge Ibaka PF Ankle Game Time Decision
11/9/2019 Kyle Lowry PG Thumb Expected to be out until at least Nov 23
11/6/2019 Patrick McCaw SG Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 14
Devonte' Graham averages 18.8 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest. He averages 7.1 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Cody Zeller comes into this contest averaging 12.4 points per game while playing 26.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Pascal Siakam averages 26.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 37.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.7 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Fred VanVleet averages 17.7 points per game while playing 38.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 7.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is at 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets allow 112.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the league. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.8 rebounds a game which ranks 15th, and they give up 26.6 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 17.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in the league. Charlotte averages 106.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -5.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 20th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 8th in the league. They average 41.2 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 29th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 16.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors surrender 106.9 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 24.9 assists allowed per contest, and 30th with 50.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 11th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game. Toronto is 13th in the league with 111.8 points per game this year. They are 15th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 4.8. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They are 15th in the league in rebounding with 46.1 boards per game and 12th in assists per contest with 24.3. The Raptors are 9th in turnovers per game with 16.7.
The Hornets are 22nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.8, and their defensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 21st in the league with 100.1 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 15th. As a team they are 18th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 8th in the league. Charlotte is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 56%, which is 2nd in the league.
Toronto is 7th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 30th in the league. The Raptors are 14th in the NBA in offensive rating with 107.9, and their defensive rating of 103.2 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 12th in the league with 102.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 6th. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 6th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -10
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