The Toronto Raptors (42-16) meet the Charlotte Hornets (19-38) in the NBA at the Scotiabank Arena on Friday night.
Toronto were last in action on Tuesday night on home-court against the Milwaukee Bucks, in a rerun of last season’s Eastern Conference Finals between the two leading teams in the East this season. On this occasion it was the Bucks who won 108-97. It was just the second loss for the defending NBA champions in 19 games.
Pascal Siakam scored 22 points for the Raptors, with Fred VanVleet adding 14.
The Raptors are averaging 113.0 Points per Game (PPG), while they are allowing 106.1 (PA). Siakam is averaging 23.7 PPG, while Serge Ibaka is averaging 8.0 Rebounds per Game (RPG). They are 23-8 on home-court this season.
Charlotte were also in action on Tuesday night, when they were blown away 119-80 on the road at the Indiana Pacers. It was the Hornets lowest points total of the season.
Miles Bridges scored 17 points for the Hornets and Caleb Martin added 11.
The Hornets are averaging 102.2 PPG, while they are allowing 110.1 (PA). Devonte Graham is averaging 17.6 PPG, while Cody Zeller is averaging 7.1 RPG. They are 11-20 on the road this season.
Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets Betting Lines & Prediction
In terms of NBA predictions, we’ll look for better value on the Point Spread, where our tip is the Raptors -13.5 at -110 (1.90) with bet365.