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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


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.

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