Raptors vs. Hornets Pick
Who Oddsmakers Like: Toronto. According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Raptors are listed as a 4-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 216.5 points. Toronto opened as a 3.5-point fave, while the total started at 215.
Who the Public Likes: Toronto. As of Sunday morning, 83 percent of public bets have come in on the visiting Raptors. Online wagers also show 69 percent of bets on the over.
Who We Like: Toronto has won the first two meetings this season and covered both times. The last 10 meetings are even at 5-5 ATS. The over is 6-4. Toronto has won four in a row and six of its last seven. The under has gone 6-4. Charlotte has lost its last three games. The Hornets are 3-6-1 ATS in their last 10 contests. The over-under has gone 5-5.
Toronto is dominant at home, but has its struggles on the road occasionally with a 15-12 mark compared to 23-4 at home. Charlotte is much better at home at 15-14, while only 8-18 on the road. I like the Hornets here to be motivated with the early start and get a victory at least ATS against one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: CHARLOTTE HORNETS +4