Hornets vs. Raptors Prediction
The Toronto Raptors opened as 7-point home favorites for their matchup with the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday night, but the line has climbed to 8 at most books. Will the Raptors cover or is there a better play on the board?
569 Charlotte Hornets (+8) at 570 Toronto Raptors (-8); o/u 221.5
7:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, January 14, 2021
Venue: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL
Charlotte Hornets DFS Spin
Gordon Hayward's left hip injury has him listed as day-to-day and he's traveling with the Hornets to Tampa where he'll likely be a game-time decision to play against the Raptors on Thursday. The great news that he's traveling and possibly has a chance to play tomorrow. And if he doesn't suit up, we at least have a sense that the injury isn't something serious enough to keep him out long term. Hayward's fantasy managers will want to keep a close eye on his status throughout the day on Thursday.
Toronto Raptors DFS Spin
Pascal Siakam got the first triple-double of his NBA career on Monday night, posting 22 points, 13 boards and 10 assists in a losing effort. Siakam nearly got his first triple double on Friday but came up one rebound short. He wouldn't be stopped tonight, however, except on the game's final shot attempt when he missed a potential game-winning shot. It's the second straight game that he's had a chance to win the game in the final moments and came up short. But aside from that last miss, Siakam went 9-of-17 from the floor and is shooting 46% this season with averages of 20.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.5 rebounds.
Hornets vs. Raptors Betting Prediction
The Hornets are 16-7 against the spread in their last 23 games in Toronto and are 4-1 against the number in their last five games versus the Raptors overall. Charlotte is also 15-6-1 against the spread in its last 21 games as an underdog, is 10-4 against the number in its last 14 games playing on zero rest and is 4-1 ATS in its last five games overall. On the other side, the Raptors are 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games overall, are 2-8 against the number in their last 10 games as a favorite and are 1-7 ATS in their last eight home games.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: CHARLOTTE HORNETS +8