The Charlotte Hornets will play the Toronto Raptors at the Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday, November 7. This is the first meeting between the two teams this season. Charlotte was defeated by the Indiana Pacers 116-111 in their previous game, while Toronto defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 117-105.
Now 41 games into the season, Charlotte has officially entered “tank mode,” as they are 19 games below.500. However, the Hornets’ recent performance gives them a decent shot at covering tonight. Last week, the Hornets went on the road and lost a close game to the Pacers after thrashing the Bucks. Their high-octane offense will be crucial as they continue their road trip in Toronto.
The offensive play of the Charlotte team will be crucial to their success tonight. Since LaMelo Ball’s return, they have improved despite ranking just 23rd in scoring (111.9 PPG). Because of an injury, Ball missed the first few games of the season, but he has returned in fine form. Ball is the team’s top scorer (23.1 PPG), assist leader (8.3 APG), and rebounder (5.5 RPG).
However, the Raptors appear to be one of those teams that is on the verge of making a deep playoff run. They rank fourth in made free throws per game and have a stellar defense, allowing just 111.2 points per game to their opponents, good for ninth in the league. However, the victories have not materialized just yet, and they have rapidly found themselves on the outside looking in at the play-in round.
Pascal Siakam should take advantage of Charlotte’s weakness on the defensive end against the wing. And so does forward OG Anunoby. He’s not quite the scorer that Siakam is, but with 18.2 PPG, he holds his own. He hasn’t hit since the new year began, but a matchup against Charlotte’s terrible defense might be just what he needs to get going again.
Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors Game Information
- Date: 01/10/2023
- Time: 07:40 PM ET
- Location: Scotiabank Arena.
- How to Watch Hornets vs Raptors: NBC Sports Boston
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Hornets vs Raptors Betting Lines
Raptors are –310 according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $32.26. On the other side, Hornets are +256 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $256.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Raptors at a 75.61% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Hornets have 28.09% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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