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Hornets are Stinging Raptors' Bettors

Kemba Walker Kyle Lowry

The playoff-bound Toronto Raptors and Charlotte Hornets could very likely square off in the postseason, but before they get there they’ll do battle in a regular season affair tonight at the Air Canada Centre. The Hornets have had a major edge at the betting window in this series, as the bunch from “Buzz City” are 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings between the clubs.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Raptors' last six games.
  • The Hornets are 5-2 SU and ATS in their last seven games against teams with winning records.
  • The Raptors are 6-1 SU in their last seven games after a loss.

With six games left and Cleveland holding a 3.5 game lead atop of the Eastern Conference, the Raptors are clearly focusing their sights on the playoffs. Charlotte has fallen to sixth place but still has plenty to play for, as the Hornets will need to post a winning record in the home stretch of the season to clinch home court advantage in the first round.

Raps head coach Dwane Casey decided to rest his dynamic backcourt in Saturday’s 102-95 loss to the San Antonio Spurs, however, it sounds like DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry will see the floor tonight. Toronto is 28-9 north of the border on the year.

The re-insertion of the duo into the lineup could give the Hornets some major headaches. DeRozan totalled 54 points in the first two clashes between the Eastern Conference foes this season, while Lowry has collected 38 points, 18 assists and 10 rebounds.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Toronto Raptors as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -5.5-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 202 for Tuesday at shops such as MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Hornets to win this game 101-100. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Raptors bring a 51-25 record (40-35-1 ATS) to the battle against the 44-32 Charlotte Hornets, who are 39-36-1 ATS. Fans OVER/UNDER betting have seen Toronto Raptors go 41-34-1 so far and the Charlotte Hornets go 35-40-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Charlotte injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 8-rated Toronto Raptors and the No. 5-ranked Charlotte Hornets, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Toronto's No. 14-ranked offense (102.76 PPG) against a Charlotte Hornets defense that ranks No. 8 at 100.63 PPG. The Toronto Raptors have averaged 44.99% from the field per game, more than the Charlotte Hornets have managed so far this NBA season (43.74% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kemba Walker went off for 29 points and added 6 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Cleveland defeated Charlotte, 112-103 at Quicken Loans Arena.

Norman Powell scored 17 points in a failed effort to lead the Raptors to victory (they lost 102-95 to San Antonio at AT&T Center on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • Charlotte is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Charlotte is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games
  • Charlotte is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 7 games on the road
  • Toronto is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
  • Toronto is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Charlotte at New York, Wednesday, April 6th
Toronto at Atlanta, Thursday, April 7th