Toronto Raptors at Charlotte Hornets NBA Picks & Predictions 4/5/2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Spectrum Center to play the Charlotte Hornets on Friday, April 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 5 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 56-23. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 6.0 as they average 114.4 points per game while giving up 108.4 per contest. The Hornets have an overall mark of 36-42. They currently are 3rd in the Southeast Division. They total 110.6 points per contest and give up 112.2, which is a point differential of -1.6.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 36-41-2 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 44-34-0 against the over/under
Important Charlotte Hornets Betting Trends
The Charlotte Hornets are 36-40-2 against the spread
The Charlotte Hornets are 43-35-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
04/03/19 SF OG Anunoby Head is questionable Friday vs Charlotte
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
04/03/19 F Cody Zeller Knee is questionable Friday vs Toronto
04/03/19 F Marvin Williams Foot is questionable Friday vs Toronto
Kawhi Leonard comes into this contest averaging 26.8 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 86%. Kyle Lowry averages 14.4 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 8.7 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Kemba Walker averages 25.3 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 5.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Jeremy Lamb averages 15.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 114.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 45.1 rebounds per game and 25.4 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.0 per game. The Raptors allow 108.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 5th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 24.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 16th place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Charlotte is 20th in the league with 110.6 points per game this year. They are 27th in the league in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 20th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 44.1 boards per game, and 25th in assists per contest with 23.1. The Hornets are 29th in turnovers per game with 12.4. The Hornets surrender 112.2 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 25th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 26.1 assists allowed per contest and 22nd with 45.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hornets are 14th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 13.7 per game.
The Raptors are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.1, and their defensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 5th. In terms of pace they are 14th in the league with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 3rd. As a team they are 4th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league. Toronto is 16th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 27th in the league.
Charlotte is 29th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 6th in the NBA. The Hornets are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 112.4, and their offensive rating of 110.8 is ranked 22nd. They are 20th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 24th. As a unit they are 21st in the league in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Hornets NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Charlotte +5
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