The Toronto Raptors (38-39) visit the Charlotte Hornets (26-52) at Spectrum Center on Sunday, April 2, 2023. The contest starts at 1:00 PM ET and airs on BSSE. The Raptors are 13.5-point favorites in the game, the third matchup between the teams this season. The over/under is 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 13.5 points, with bookmakers listing the Raptors as the favorites.
As for the moneyline, the Raptors have -1013 odds to pick up the win, while the Hornets are listed at +663 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: Sunday, April 2, 2023
- Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: BSSE
- Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
- Arena: Spectrum Center
Raptors vs. Hornets Betting Trends
The Raptors have 38 wins against the spread in 77 games this year. Toronto has won 28, or 60.9%, of the 46 contests in which it was the favorite this year. Raptors games this year have gone over the total in 41 out of 78 opportunities (52.6%).
Against the spread, the Hornets are 34-41-3 this season. Charlotte has won 18 of the 62 games it was the moneyline underdog this season (29%). Hornets games this season have gone over the point total 42.3% of the time (33 out of 78 games with a set point total).
Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players
|Gary Trent Jr.||63||17.7||2.7||1.6||1.6||0.2||2.6|
|Kelly Oubre Jr.||48||20.3||5.2||1.1||1.4||0.4||2.3|
|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), Gary Trent: Questionable (Elbow), Dalano Banton: Probable (Thumb)
Hornets: LaMelo Ball: Out (Ankle), Cody Martin: Out (Knee), Terry Rozier: Out (Foot), Gordon Hayward: Doubtful (Thumb), Kelly Oubre: Questionable (Shoulder), Dennis Smith: Questionable (Toe), P.J. Washington: Questionable (Foot)
What you need to know about the Toronto Raptors
Toronto is scoring 112.9 points per game this season (23rd-ranked in NBA), but it has really thrived on defense, ceding only 111.7 points per contest (fifth-best). At home, the Raptors are putting up 2.8 more points per game (114.2) than they are when playing on the road (111.4). The Raptors’ offense has been better over their last 10 games, scoring 116 points per contest compared to the 112.9 they’ve averaged this season.
Toronto ranks third-worst in the NBA with a 33.7% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. Meanwhile, it is draining 10.8 three-pointers per game (24th-ranked in league). Of the shots attempted by the Raptors in 2022-23, 64.8% of them have been two-pointers (74.1% of the team’s made baskets) and 35.2% have been three-pointers (25.9%).
What you need to know about the Charlotte Hornets
On offense, Charlotte is the fourth-worst squad in the NBA (111.2 points per game). Defensively, it is 22nd (117.4 points allowed per game). In 2022-23 the Hornets are averaging 3.3 fewer points per game at home (109.5) than away (112.8). The Hornets are averaging 107.1 points per contest over their past 10 games, which is 4.1 fewer points than their average for the season (111.2).
Charlotte is 25th in the NBA in 3-pointers made (10.7 per game) and second-worst in 3-point percentage (33%). The Hornets take 35.8% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 25.8% of their made baskets are from there. Inside the arc, they take 64.2% of their shots, with 74.2% of their makes coming from there.
Our pick to win this game is the Raptors, and we expect that Hornets will cover the spread (Raptors -13.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 222.5 points.
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