Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 1/12/2023 Preview and Pick
Game: Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Charlotte (+8)
Scotiabank Arena is the location where the Toronto Raptors will try to beat the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday. Charlotte is 8-point underdogs. The betting total comes in at 230.
The Hornets faced off with the Raptors and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 132-120 in their last game. Charlotte walked away from the game with a 54.7% field goal percentage (47 of 86) and made 15 out of their 35 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Hornets converted 11 of their 15 tries for a rate of 73.3%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 34 with 6 of them being offensive. They also dished out 33 assists in this contest in addition to creating 11 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In relation to defense, Charlotte allowed the other team to shoot 49.5% from the field on 45 out of 91 shooting. Toronto earned 32 dimes and had 4 steals for the contest. Furthermore, Toronto grabbed 49 boards (18 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 4 blocked shots. Toronto finished the game at 81.5% at the free throw line by making 22 of 27 attempts. They knocked down 20 out of their 44 shots from downtown. When talking about personal fouls, the Hornets left the arena with 19 and the Raptors recorded 17 personal fouls.
Terry Rozier is one guy who had an impact for the game. He left the arena with 33 points on 14 of 19 shooting. He played for 35 minutes and pulled down 5 boards. Rozier ended up going 73.7% from the floor and also recorded 5 assists.
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Charlotte steps onto the court with a record of 11-31 this year. They lose possession via turnover 13.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 21.3 personal fouls every game. As a team, Charlotte is grabbing 45.6 rebounds per contest and has racked up 1,064 dimes this year, which is 9th in the league in terms of passing. The Hornets are shooting 32.7% on shots from beyond the arc (464 of 1,417) and 74.9% from the free throw line. They are averaging 112.1 pts per contest (20th in basketball) while hitting 44.8% from the field.
Defensively, the Hornets are forcing their opponents into 15.3 turnovers per game and they draw 20.7 fouls. They are currently ranked 29th in basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 1,107 surrendered this season. The Hornets defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 48.0% (1,801 of 3,751) and they surrender 46.5 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 36.1% from 3-point land and they are ranked 28th in the NBA in points per game allowed (118.5).
In their last game, the Raptors took home the win by a final score of 132-120 when they faced the Hornets. The Raptors were able to corral 31 defensive rebounds and 18 offensive boards for a total of 49 for the contest. They coughed it up 11 times, while recording 4 steals in the game. The Hornets earned 19 fouls in this contest which got the Raptors to the charity stripe for 27 shots. They were able to make 22 of the free throws for a rate of 81.5%. When discussing shooting from downtown, Toronto buried 20 of 44 attempts (45.5%). When the final whistle blew, the Raptors went 45 for 91 from the floor which had them shooting 49.5%. The Raptors allowed the Hornets to convert 47 of 86 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 54.7% in this contest. They wrapped up this game 42.9% from three-point range by hitting 15 out of 35 and ended up going 11 out of 15 from the free throw line (73.3%). In the matter of rebounds, Toronto allowed Charlotte to collect 34 in total (6 offensive).
Pascal Siakam ended up being a major contributor for the Raptors for this contest. He converted 10 out of 16 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and had 8 rebounds. Siakam earned 28 points in his 36 mins on the hardwood and had 7 dimes in the game.
Toronto has a win-loss record of 18-23 for the season. The Raptors are committing 20.7 fouls per contest and they go 79.6% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 23.0 times per game (24th in the NBA) and they are giving up possession 12.1 times per contest. Toronto has accounted for 4,579 pts for the season (111.7 per contest) and they average 42.6 boards per game. As an offense, the Raptors are hitting on 44.8% from the floor, which is ranked 29th in the NBA.
The Raptors on the defensive end are ranked 11th in the league in points given up per game with 111.4. They are able to force 17.1 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 48.7% from the floor (27th in the NBA). The Toronto defense allows 36.6% on 3-pointers (507 of 1,387) and their opponents are making 79.4% of their foul shots. They relinquish 26.0 assists and 43.1 boards every game, which has them ranked 26th and 11th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Charlotte (+8)
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