Toronto Raptors vs. Charlotte Hornets - 2/28/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Charlotte Hornets (20-38) at Toronto Raptors (42-16)
NBA Basketball: Friday, February 28, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -13.5 -- Over/Under: 215
TV: SNET, FSCR
The Charlotte Hornets and Toronto Raptors meet Friday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena.
The Charlotte Hornets look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 102.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Devonte' Graham is averaging 17.6 points and 7.6 assists while Terry Rozier is averaging 17.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Miles Bridges is the third double-digit scorer and PJ Washington is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have split their last six road games.
The Toronto Raptors look to stay hot after winning 17 of their last 19 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 113 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 23.7 points and 7.5 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 19.2 points and 7.7 assists. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka is grabbing eight rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.5 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won 10 of their last 13 home games.
The Hornets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest. The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as a home favorite and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games. The under is 5-1 in Hornets last 6 overall. The under is 4-0 in Raptors last 4 overall. The Hornets are 15-7 ATS in the last 22 meetings in Toronto and 27-13 ATS in the last 40 meetings..
The Charlotte Hornets are better than their record indicates and 16 of their 28 covers have come on the road, but they lose on the road by an average of 9.2 points and enter this contest shooting just 41.6 percent from the field in their last five games. The Charlotte Hornets are just 4-9 against the spread as a double-digit underdog. The Toronto Raptors are 19-12 against the spread at home this season and 4-1 against the spread as a double-digit favorite. I'm going to play the trends here and side with the Toronto Raptors in a comfortable home victory.