|Game||Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets|
|Date & Time||Friday February 28, 2020, 7:30 PM (EST)|
Scotiabank Arena Scotiabank Arena, 40, Bay Street, South Core, Spadina—Fort York, Toronto, Golden Horseshoe, Ontario, M5J 2X2, Canada
TOR -14 Total 215.5
In Friday night NBA action, the Charlotte Hornets will invade Scotiabank Arena to battle the Toronto Raptors. The Hornets (20-38) have dropped 20 of their 31 road games and have fallen six games out of playoff contention in the East. On Wednesday, Charlotte built a ten-point halftime lead and held on for a 107-101 home victory against New York.
All five Charlotte starters scored in double figures and were led by Terry Rozier with 26 points. Devonte’ Graham added 21 points and five assists for the Hornets.
The Toronto Raptors have won 23 of their 31 home games and lead Boston by one full game for second place in the East. On Tuesday, Toronto was outscored by 15 points during the third quarter of a 108-97 home loss versus Milwaukee. The Raptors (42-16) were outrebounded by seven and shot just 35 percent from the field in defeat.
All-Star F Pascal Siakam matched a game-high with 22 points on 6-for-14 shooting and pulled down six boards. Kyle Lowry added ten points and six assists for the Raptors.
Recent Betting Trends
- Hornets are 8-21 ATS in their last 29 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Raptors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss.
- Over is 4-0-1 in Hornets last 5 vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Over is 19-7 in Raptors last 26 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Toronto.
Toronto C Marc Gasol (hamstring) did some light work at Thursday’s practice and is still without a timetable to return. The Raptors rank second in defensive efficiency and will have no problem bouncing back at home. Take the over on Friday. Final Score Prediction, Toronto Raptors win in high scoring game 118-105.