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Toronto Raptors vs. Charlotte Hornets - 3/24/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Charlotte Hornets at Toronto Raptors
Date & Time Sunday March 24, 2019, 6:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto, Ontario
The Line
The Line: Toronto Raptors -10.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FSCR, TSN
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The Charlotte Hornets and Toronto Raptors meet Sunday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena.

The Charlotte Hornets look for another win after splitting their last eight games. The Charlotte Hornets are averaging 110.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 111.5 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Kemba Walker is averaging 25 points and 5.7 assists while Jeremy Lamb is averaging 15.4 points and 5.7 rebounds. Marvin Williams is the third double-digit scorer and Cody Zeller is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Charlotte Hornets are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Charlotte Hornets are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.3 rebounds per game. The Charlotte Hornets have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Toronto Raptors look for a bounce back win after splitting their last 10 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 114.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 108.7 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 27.2 points and 7.4 rebounds while Pascal Siakam is averaging 16.8 points and 6.9 rebounds. Serge Ibaka is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is dishing nine assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won eight of their last 11 home games.

TheHornets are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 0 days rest and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Raptors are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 Sunday games. The Hornets are 14-6 ATS in the last 20 meetings in Toronto and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The over is 3-0-1 in Raptors last 4 overall. The over is 4-0 in Hornets last 4 vs. NBA Atlantic.

The Charlotte Hornets just aren't a good basketball team SU or ATS, and they're in a letdown spot after making a monster comeback last night to beat the Boston Celtics. The Hornets are losing on the road this season by an average of 6.4 points and are just 1-6 ATS this season when an underdog of eight or more points. The Toronto Raptors have been a bit hit or miss lately, but we know what they're capable of when they actually show up, and they're winning by an average of 14.9 points this season when a double-digit favorite. I just don't have much confidence in the Hornets. If forced to pick, I'd lay the chalk with the Raptors. 

Pick:
Toronto Raptors -10.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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