Raptors vs. Hornets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, April 2, 2023

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Raptors vs. Hornets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, April 2, 2023

NBA Predictions

Odds are against P.J. Washington and the Charlotte Hornets (26-52), who are a 13-point underdog when they take the court against Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors (38-39) on April 2, 2023. A 222.5-point over/under has been set for the matchup.

Raptors vs. Hornets Odds

  • Raptors odds to win: -962
  • Hornets odds to win: +629
  • Spread: Raptors (-13)
  • Total: 222.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 1:00 PM ET
  • Where: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • TV: BSSE and SportsNet

Who Will Win Raptors vs. Hornets?

Raptors and Hornets Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Raptors are 1-0 against the spread so far when playing as at least 13-point favorites.

When they have played as at least 13-point underdogs this year, the Hornets are 1-0 against the spread.

The two teams average a combined 1.6 more points per game (224.1) than this game’s total of 222.5 points.

Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 229.1 points per game, 6.6 more than the point total in this matchup.

The average over/under the Raptors have had set in games this year is 2.1 more points than this outing’s point total.

The average total for Charlotte’s games this season is 6.1 more points than the point total of 222.5 for this outing.

Toronto has a 38-37-2 record against the spread this season.

The Hornets are 34-41-3 ATS this year.

Raptors Stats & Insights

The Raptors have a +88 scoring differential, topping opponents by 1.2 points per game. They’re putting up 112.9 points per game to rank 23rd in the league and are giving up 111.7 per outing to rank fifth in the NBA.

The Raptors average 43 rebounds per game (18th in the league) compared to the 42.2 of their opponents.

Toronto hits 10.8 three-pointers per game (24th in the league), 1.4 fewer than its opponents (12.2).

The Raptors average 112.1 points per 100 possessions on offense (15th in the league), and give up 111.7 points per 100 possessions (15th in the NBA).

The Raptors’ offense has been much better when playing at home (114.2 PPG) compared to their play on the road (111.4 PPG). Likewise, their defense has been better in home games (109.9 PPG allowed) when compared to their play on the road (113.7 PPG allowed).

Hornets Stats & Insights

The Hornets’ -480 scoring differential (being outscored by 6.2 points per game) is a result of putting up 111.2 points per game (27th in NBA) while giving up 117.4 per contest (22nd in league).

Charlotte ranks eighth in the NBA at 44.6 rebounds per game. That’s 1.7 fewer than the 46.3 its opponents average.

The Hornets make 10.7 three-pointers per game (25th in the league) while shooting 32.9% from deep (29th in NBA). They are making 1.7 fewer threes than their opponents, who drain 12.4 per game at 35.8%.

The Hornets’ 109.6 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 26th in the NBA, and the 113.9 points they concede per 100 possessions rank 21st in the league.

Charlotte scores 109.5 points per game at home, and 112.8 away.

Raptors Key Players to Watch

The Raptors active scoring leader is Siakam, who averages 24.1 per contest to go with 7.8 rebounds and six assists.

Fred VanVleet is averaging 19.7 points, seven assists and 4.2 rebounds a game, while Jakob Poeltl adds 12.7 points, 2.8 assists and 9.2 rebounds per matchup.

The Raptors get 3.1 three-pointers per game out of VanVleet.

OG Anunoby averages 1.9 steals per game, while Poeltl has 1.2 blocks per contest.

Hornets Key Players to Watch

Washington scores 15.7 points per game and also tacks on 4.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest.

This season, Nick Richards has a statline of eight points, 0.6 assists and 6.3 rebounds per game.

Washington averages two made threes per game.

The Hornets’ defensive effort gets a boost from Dennis Smith Jr. (1.4 steals per game) and Washington (1.1 blocks per game).

Raptors vs. Hornets Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Hornets (+ 13)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (222.5)

  • Prediction:
    Raptors 116 – Hornets 111

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