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Bobcats visit Raptors in hoops battle

Charlotte BobcatsToronto Raptors
Feb 17, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Charlotte Bobcats vs Toronto Raptors Odds

3-26TEAM RECORD9-22

Air Canada Centre will feature Raptors vs. Bobcats action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

The Raptors sit at 9-22 (17-13-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Bobcats are currently 3-26 (10-19 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Toronto is 12-18-1 OU, and Charlotte is 13-16 OU.

View Charlotte vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Raptors in this one will find them as 6.5-point favorites, while the total was sitting at 180.5.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 20-rated Raptors and the No. 30-rated Bobcats in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 87-78 win for the Raptors on Friday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 27-ranked offense (88.7 PPG) against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 29 at 100.9 PPG. The Raptors have averaged 42.8% from the field per game, more than the Bobcats have managed so far this season (41.6% on average).

Defensively, the Bobcats feature the league's No. 28-rated defense on the road, allowing 102.1 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 in the league in scoring at home.

The Bobcats were a 102-90 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Timberwolves. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (192) made winners of UNDER bettors. Charlotte suffered a 102-90 loss against Minnesota on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Kemba Walker in a losing effort at Target Center.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 113-106 loser as they battled the Spurs at home. The Raptors earned a push in the match as a 7-point underdog, while 219 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Toronto got 29 points from DeMar DeRozan en route to a 113-106 loss against San Antonio on Wednesday at Air Canada Centre.

Charlotte Bobcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a loss are 0-10

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 2-8
After playing San Antonio are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Bobcats at Raptors trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Charlotte's last 8 games on the road
Charlotte is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Charlotte's last 12 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 7 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 12 games when playing at home against Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing Charlotte
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games

Next up:
Charlotte at Indiana, Sunday, February 19
Toronto home to Detroit, Wednesday, February 22

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