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Charlotte Hornets vs. Toronto Raptors

February 7, 2024



The Toronto Raptors will travel to Charlotte, North Carolina to face the Charlotte Hornets at the Spectrum Center with the game tipping off at 7:00 PM ET on Wednesday and will air on Bally Sports Charlotte.

Toronto has the 4th worst record in the Eastern Conference at 17-33 while having lost eight of their last nine games and are on a three-game losing streak following a 100-138 loss on the road against the New Orleans Pelicans. The Raptors have been a below-average team offensively and defensively as they enter this game averaging 114.28 points per game while allowing an average of 117.76 points per game. Scottie Barnes has been the best player on the team since Pascal Siakam was traded as he leads the team in scoring, rebounds, steals, and blocks with an average of 20.2 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.24 steals, and 1.48 blocks per game. The Toronto Raptors will look to end their three-game losing streak when they travel to face the Charlotte Hornets.

The Charlotte Hornets have the 3rd worst record in the Eastern Conference at 10-39 and are on an eight-game losing streak following Monday’s 118-124 loss at home against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Hornets will be without three of their best players as Lamelo Ball, Gordon Hayward, and Kyle Lowry will be out for the game against the Raptors, and have not won a game without the three players in the lineup this season. The Hornets have been one of the worst teams offensively and defensively this season as they are averaging the 3rd fewest points per game with an average of 108.53 points per game while allowing the 6th most points per game with an average of 120.35 points allowed per game. The Charlotte Hornets will look to end their eight-game losing streak when they host the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday.

BookMaker has the Toronto Raptors listed as 6.5-point favorites on the road against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. Toronto has won seven of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings while having covered seven of the last ten and two of the previous three games in the series. The Toronto Raptors are 23-26-1 ATS overall, 13-13-1 ATS on the road, and 8-9 ATS as a favorite this season while the Charlotte Hornets are 17-32 ATS overall, 9-16 ATS at home, and 17-28 ATS as an underdog on the year.

Neither team has been great this season as both enter this game under .500 with Toronto having a record of 17-33 while Charlotte is 10-39. The Raptors have been the better team in the series, winning seven of the last ten and two of the previous three meetings while covering the spread in seven of the last ten and two of the previous three contests and have been the better team at covering the spread this season with a record of 23-26-1 ATS overall while the Hornets are 17-32 ATS overall. As a result, I am buying the .5 point and laying the points with the Toronto Raptors when they travel to face the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. 

Spooky Express Pick: Toronto Raptors -6