Hornets at Raptors - 4/15/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Charlotte Hornets (33-48) at Toronto Raptors (48-33)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -14 -- Over/Under: 201.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN, TSN
The Charlotte Hornets and Toronto Raptors meet Wednesday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Charlotte Hornets look to snap their five-game losing streak. On the season, the Hornets are averaging 94.2 points on 42 percent shooting and are allowing 97.4 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 17.3 points and 5.1 assists while Gerald Henderson is averaging 12.1 points and 2.6 assists. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is grabbing 7.6 rebounds and Brian Roberts is dishing 2.2 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 37.9 percent from the field during their losing streak and have to be thrilled that this season has come to a close. The Hornets have lost six straight road games. Al Jefferson, Cody Zeller, Lance Stephenson and Mo Williams are doubtful with injuries.
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The Toronto Raptors look for a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, the Raptors are averaging 104.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting and are allowing 101.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 20.1 points and 4.6 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 17.7 points and 6.8 assists. Louis Williams is dishing two assists and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are coming off a Tuesday loss to the Celtics in which they shot 43.8 percent from the field and turned the ball over 18 times. The Raptors have won five of their last home games. The Raptors need a win to have any shot of clinching the third seed in the East.
The Hornets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Raptors are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games. The Hornets are 10-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings in Toronto and 20-7 ATS in the last 27 meetings overall.
While the Hornets are resting their entire roster, the Raptors just played Tuesday and haven't been doing well ATS overall. Also, the Hornets have covered 20 of their last 27 games against the Raptors. Take the points.