Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors Predictions, Free NBA Picks 2/28/2020
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -13.5
Terry Rozier and the Charlotte Hornets (20-38, 4th in the Southeast Division) travel to Scotiabank Arena on Friday where they'll meet the Toronto Raptors (42-16, 1st in the Atlantic Division). Toronto opens this contest as 13.5 point favorites. The over/under opens at 215.
The Hornets are covering the spread 48.3% of the time, having gone 28-30-0 ATS. Toronto is covering 56.9% of the time, going 33-25-0 against the spread.
Key Charlotte Hornets Injuries
02/26/20 SG Malik Monk Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/26/20 SG Patrick McCaw Illness is questionable Friday vs Charlotte
02/20/20 C Marc Gasol Hamstring is out indefinitely
02/19/20 SF Norman Powell Finger is out indefinitely
Devonte' Graham averages 17.6 points per game in 35.0 minutes per contest. He averages 7.6 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Terry Rozier comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Pascal Siakam averages 23.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Kyle Lowry averages 19.2 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 7.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hornets allow 110.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.2 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they give up 26.8 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the league. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 17th in the league. Charlotte averages 102.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 30th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -7.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 23rd in the league. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 23.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 26th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 16th with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors surrender 106.1 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.3 assists allowed per contest, and 24th with 46.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 29th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 17.0 per game. Toronto is 11th in the league with 113.0 points per game this year. They are 17th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.9. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They are 12th in the league in rebounding with 45.5 boards per game and 10th in assists per contest with 25.6. The Raptors are 17th in turnovers per game with 14.7.
The Hornets are 28th in the NBA in offensive rating with 105.4, and their defensive rating of 113.4 is ranked 25th. In terms of pace they are 30th in the league with 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 27th. As a team they are 28th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. Charlotte is 9th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 55%, which is 4th in the league.
Toronto is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Raptors are 14th in the league in defensive rating with 104.7, and their offensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 2nd. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 100.6 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 8th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Hornets/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Charlotte +13.5
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