Raptors host Hornets in basketball action
New Orleans Hornets vs Toronto Raptors Odds
Toronto looks to cover the Raptors-Hornets pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 18-32 mark when they host New Orleans in NBA action.
This season the Raptors are 18-32 overall and 26-23-1 ATS against the number, while the Hornets are 17-33 and 28-22 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Toronto is 26-24 on the OU, and New Orleans is 27-23.
For bettors going with the Raptors in this one, they were listed earlier as 3-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 197 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Raptors at No. 23 and the Hornets at No. 26 heading into this contest. Handicapping models run by the computers at Odds Shark project a 95-93 result in favor of the Raptors.
How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Toronto's No. 28-rated squad against New Orleans's No. 22-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Toronto rates No. 11 in the league with 7.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 15 with 6.9 per outing.
In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Hornets own the league's No. 18-rated mark, allowing 100.4 points per game when playing on the road. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in scoring on their home court.
New Orleans won its last outing, a 111-100 result against the Hawks on February 8. The Hornets covered in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 211 combined points took the game OVER the total. New Orleans got 27 points from Eric Gordon en route to a 111-100 victory over Atlanta on Friday at Philips Arena.
Toronto won its last outing, a 100-98 result against the Pacers on February 8. The Raptors covered in that game as a 7-point underdog, while the 198 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Raptors grabbed a 100-98 win over the Pacers on Friday, behind a 23-point effort from Rudy Gay at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Detroit are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Denver are 3-7
After playing Indiana are 1-9
After a win are 4-6
A few Hornets at Raptors trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 6 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing at home against New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing New Orleans
Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
New Orleans at Detroit, Monday, February 11
Toronto home to Denver, Tuesday, February 12