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New Orleans HornetsToronto Raptors
March 1, 7:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

New Orleans Hornets vs Toronto Raptors Odds

35-26TEAM RECORD16-44

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

The Hornets will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 29-30-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Raptors are 25-33-2 ATS. New Orleans is 21-39-1 on the totals; Toronto is 29-31.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 13-rated Hornets taking on the No. 29-rated Raptors in this contest. Computer models indicate a possible 100-92 win for the Hornets on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Toronto's No. 16-ranked offense (98.8 PPG) against a Hornets defense that ranks No. 3 at 92.6 PPG. The Raptors have averaged 46.6% from the field per game, more than the Hornets have managed so far this season (45.8% on average).

Defensively, the Hornets feature the league's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 94.1 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the league in scoring at home.

New Orleans was a 91-89 loser in its last match at home against the Rockets. They failed to cover the 6–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 180 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Hornets got 22 points from David West, but it was Houston that prevailed in a 91-89 final on Sunday at New Orleans Arena.

Toronto lost its last outing, a 114-96 result against the Mavericks on February 27. The Raptors failed to cover in that game as a 9-point underdog, while the 210 combined points took the game OVER the total. Toronto got 21 points from Amir Johnson but lost anyway 114-96 against the Mavericks on Sunday at Air Canada Centre.

New Orleans Hornets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing New York are 5-5
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing New Jersey are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Hornets at Raptors trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games when playing Toronto
New Orleans is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
New Orleans is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing New Orleans
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Toronto's last 23 games
Toronto is 7-14 ATS in its last 21 games at home
Toronto is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing New Orleans

Next up:
New Orleans at New York, Wednesday, March 2
Toronto at New Jersey, Friday, March 4