Toronto Raptors (17-20) at Charlotte Hornets (18-18)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Spectrum Center)
The Line: Charlotte Hornets -2 -- Over/Under: 228.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Toronto Raptors and Charlotte Hornets meet Saturday in NBA action at the Spectrum Center.
The Toronto Raptors need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 113.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 111.8 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Fred VanVleet is averaging 20.1 points and 4.4 rebounds while Pascal Siakam is averaging 20.1 points and 4.8 assists. Norman Powell is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 38.5 percent from beyond the arc and 83.2 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game.
The Charlotte Hornets look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 112.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 112.9 points on 47.1 percent shooting. Gordon Hayward is averaging 21.4 points and 5.3 rebounds while Terry Rozier is averaging 20.4 points and 3.2 assists. LaMelo Ball is the third double-digit scorer and Devonte’ Graham is dishing 5.7 assists. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 38.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44 rebounds per game.
The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Hornets are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss. The over is 5-0 in Raptors last 5 overall. The over is 6-1 in Hornets last 7 overall. The Raptors are 5-11 ATS in the last 16 meetings in Charlotte and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Right when it looked like the Toronto Raptors were making progress, they've now lost five of their last six games and are dealing with a banged up roster that has you questioning if the bleeding will stop. The Charlotte Hornets are a young club that's gaining confidence and winning their last five games by an average of 3.2 points while shooting 48.2 percent from the field. Until the Raptors get healthy, it's hard to side with them against respectable teams. I'll lay the bucket with the Hornets.