Charlotte Hornets vs. Toronto Raptors - 11/11/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (5-2) at Charlotte Hornets (6-1)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Raptors and Charlotte Hornets meet Friday night in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The Toronto Raptors look to remain unbeaten on the road to build on their solid 5-2 start to the season. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 102.4 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 96.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 34.1 points and 4.7 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 17.3 points and seven assists. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Terrence Ross is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 28.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.6 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 32.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.4 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won four straight road games.
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The Charlotte Hornets look for another statement victory after an impressive 6-1 start. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 105.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 96.7 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 23.9 points and 5.6 assists while Nicolas Batum is averaging 12.7 points and 5.7 rebounds. Cody Zeller is the third double-digit scorer and Frank Kaminsky III is grabbing four rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 33.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have won seven of their last eight home games.
The Raptors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast. The Hornets are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Friday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Raptors are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Charlotte and 7-20 ATS in the last 27 meetings overall.
The Hornets are one of those teams I've been watching closely, and they've done a great job of covering at home. Not to mention Charlotte is off to the best start in franchise history. Yes, the Raptors are playing great ball as well and have an early MVP candidate in DeRozen, but I'm going to continue backing the Hornets at home with the low lines.