Raptors vs. Hornets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, April 4, 2023

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Raptors vs. Hornets Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, April 4, 2023

NBA Predictions

Odds are against LaMelo Ball and the Charlotte Hornets (26-53), who are a 14.5-point underdog when they take the court against Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors (39-39) on April 4, 2023. The game has a point total of 222.5.

Raptors vs. Hornets Odds

  • Raptors odds to win: -1305
  • Hornets odds to win: +780
  • Spread: Raptors (-14.5)
  • Total: 222.5

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • TV: BSSE and TSN

Who Will Win Raptors vs. Hornets?

Raptors and Hornets Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Hornets are a perfect 1-0 against the spread when an underdog by 14.5 points or more this season.

Between them, these two teams average 1.8 more points per game (224.3) than this matchup’s total (222.5).

Toronto and Charlotte have seen its opponents average a combined 6.7 more points per game than the point total of 222.5 set in this matchup.

The Raptors’ average point total in outings this year is 224.7, 2.2 points higher than the total in this game.

Charlotte’s games this year have averaged an over/under of 228.7 points, 6.2 more than the point total in this matchup.

So far this season, Toronto has compiled a 39-37-2 record against the spread.

So far this year, the Hornets have put together a 34-42-3 record against the spread.

Raptors Stats & Insights

The Raptors outscore opponents by 1.4 points per game (scoring 113.1 points per game to rank 21st in the league while allowing 111.7 per contest to rank fifth in the NBA) and have a +108 scoring differential overall.

The Raptors are 18th in the NBA at 43 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 42.1 their opponents average.

Toronto knocks down 1.4 fewer threes per contest than the opposition, 10.8 (24th in the league) compared to its opponents’ 12.2.

The Raptors’ 112.3 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 13th in the NBA, and the 111.7 points they allow per 100 possessions rank 15th in the league.

The Raptors have been better offensively at home, where they average 114.2 points per game, compared to road games, where they record 111.8 per game. Defensively, they are better at home, where they give up 109.9 points per game, versus playing on the road, where they let opponents to score 113.6 per game.

Hornets Stats & Insights

The Hornets’ -500 scoring differential (being outscored by 6.3 points per game) is a result of putting up 111.2 points per game (27th in NBA) while allowing 117.5 per outing (22nd in league).

Charlotte pulls down 44.5 rebounds per game (eighth in league) while conceding 46.3 per outing to opponents. It is outrebounded by 1.8 boards per game.

The Hornets make 1.5 fewer threes per game than the opposition, 10.8 (24th in the league) compared to their opponents’ 12.3.

The Hornets’ 109.6 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 26th in the NBA, and the 114.1 points they allow per 100 possessions rank 22nd in the league.

Charlotte scores 109.5 points per game at home, and 112.8 on the road.

Raptors Key Players to Watch

The scoring leader for the Raptors this season is Siakam (among active players), who averages 24.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, and six assists per game.

Fred VanVleet is averaging 19.7 points, 7.2 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game, while Jakob Poeltl adds 12.8 points, 2.8 assists and 9.2 rebounds per contest.

VanVleet leads active Raptors in three-point shooting, making an average of three shots per game from beyond the arc.

OG Anunoby averages 1.9 steals per game, while Poeltl has 1.3 blocks per contest.

Hornets Key Players to Watch

Ball’s showing this season has resulted in strong scoring and assists numbers, with 23.3 points per game and 8.4 assists per game to go with 6.4 rebounds per contest.

Nick Richards has per-game averages of eight points, 0.6 assists and 6.3 rebounds this season.

Ball hits four threes per game.

Dennis Smith Jr.’s 1.4 steals and Richards’ 1.1 blocks per game are vital to the Hornets’ defensive effort.

Raptors vs. Hornets Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Hornets (+ 14.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Over (222.5)

  • Prediction:
    Raptors 116 – Hornets 111

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