The Toronto Raptors (39-39) visit the Charlotte Hornets (26-53) at Spectrum Center on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. The contest starts at 7:00 PM ET and airs on BSSE. The Raptors are 14.5-point favorites in the game, the fourth matchup between the squads this season. The over/under is set at 222.5 points for this matchup.
How to bet Raptors vs. Hornets
Toronto Raptors vs. Charlotte Hornets Odds
The spread for this matchup is set at 14.5 points, with sportsbooks listing the Raptors as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Raptors have -1028 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +671 to claim victory.
Finally, the total for the game is set at 222.5 points.
Raptors vs. Hornets Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, April 4, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSE
- Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
- Arena: Spectrum Center
Raptors vs. Hornets Betting Trends
In the Raptors’ 78 games this year, they have 39 wins against the spread. Toronto has won 29, or 61.7%, of the 47 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Raptors games this year have gone over the total in 42 out of 79 opportunities (53.2%).
The Hornets have 34 wins against the spread in 79 games this year. Charlotte has been the underdog on the moneyline 63 total times this season. Buzz City has finished 18-45 in those games. Hornets games this year have hit the over on 34 of 79 set point totals (43%).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Gary Trent Jr.||63||17.7||2.7||1.6||1.6||0.2||2.6|
|Dennis Smith Jr.||54||8.8||3.1||4.8||1.4||0.5||0.4|
Raptors: Otto Porter: Out (Foot), Will Barton: Probable (Ankle), OG Anunoby: Questionable (Ankle), Gary Trent: Questionable (Elbow)
Hornets: LaMelo Ball: Out (Ankle), Terry Rozier: Out (Foot), Gordon Hayward: Out (Thumb), Cody Martin: Out (Knee), Kelly Oubre: Out (Shoulder), P.J. Washington: Out (Foot), Dennis Smith: Questionable (Toe), Mark Williams: Probable (Ankle)
What you need to know about the Toronto Raptors
Toronto owns a top-five defense this season, ranking fifth-best in the league with 111.7 points allowed per game. On offense, it ranks 21st with 113.1 points scored per contest. The Raptors score 114.2 points per game when playing at home, compared to 111.8 points per game in road games, a difference of 2.4 points per contest. The Raptors have been scoring 117.6 points per contest in their last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly higher than the 113.1 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.
Toronto ranks 24th in the NBA by making 10.8 threes per contest, but it has a 33.6% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks third-worst in the league. This year, the Raptors have taken 65% two-pointers, accounting for 74.3% of the team’s baskets. They have shot 35% three-pointers (25.7% of the team’s baskets).
What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets
Offensively, Charlotte is the fourth-worst squad in the NBA (111.2 points per game). On defense, it is 22nd (117.5 points allowed per game). The Hornets average 109.5 points per game at home, and 112.8 away. While the Hornets are scoring 111.2 points per game in 2022-23, they have fallen short of that over their past 10 games, amassing 106.8 points per contest.
In 2022-23 Charlotte is 24th in the NBA in 3-point makes (10.8 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (33.1%). In 2022-23, the Hornets have attempted 35.8% percent of their shots from beyond the arc, and 64.2% percent from inside it. In terms of made shots, 26% of the Hornets’ baskets have been 3-pointers, and 74% have been 2-pointers.
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