Hornets vs Raptors: NBA Betting Preview, Tips and Picks – March 13, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on March 13, 2021 - Last Updated on March 17, 2021

A game after he scored 33 points in a 121-120 loss to the Hawks, Norman Powell leads the Toronto Raptors (17-20) on the road against the Charlotte Hornets (18-18) on Saturday, March 13, 2021. The Raptors are underdogs by 2 points in the matchup, which airs at 7:00 PM ET on Sportsnet. The matchup has an over/under of 229.5.

The betting insights in this article reflect data from FanDuel sportsbook as of March 13, 2021, 1:05 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds.

Hornets vs Raptors Betting Odds

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Injury Report as of March 13

Hornets: None

Raptors:
Fred VanVleet: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
OG Anunoby: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Pascal Siakam: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Malachi Flynn: Out (Health and Safety Protocols),
Patrick McCaw: Out (Health and Safety Protocols)

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Raptors (+2)
Total Pick Under (229.5)
Prediction Hornets 113, Raptors 112

The model favors the Hornets by 1.3 points, just 0.7 fewer than the 2-point spread set by FanDuel.

In this matchup, the model projects a total (225.2 points) slightly lower than the FanDuel over/under (229.5 points).

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Hornets Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Gordon Hayward 32 21.4 5.3 3.9 1.4 0.4 2.0
Terry Rozier 34 20.4 3.8 3.2 1.4 0.4 3.4
LaMelo Ball 36 15.6 6.0 6.4 1.6 0.4 2.0
Malik Monk 23 13.3 2.9 1.8 0.3 0.1 2.4
Devonte’ Graham 26 13.3 3.0 5.7 1.0 0.0 2.7

Raptors Key Players

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Pascal Siakam 30 20.1 7.5 4.8 1.2 0.7 1.2
Fred VanVleet 34 20.1 4.4 6.6 1.7 0.8 3.4
Norman Powell 35 18.8 3.0 1.8 1.1 0.1 2.7
Kyle Lowry 30 18.0 5.5 7.2 1.1 0.2 2.9
Chris Boucher 37 14.0 6.6 1.0 0.6 1.9 1.7

Shooting Trends

  • The Hornets make 46.3% of their shots from the field this season, which is 0.6 percentage points higher than the Raptors have allowed to their opponents (45.7%).
  • Charlotte has a 14-8 record against the spread and a 13-9 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 45.7% from the field.
  • Toronto’s record is 14-8 against the spread and 13-9 overall when its opponents make more than 46.3% of their shots from the field.
  • The Raptors are shooting 45.2% from the field, 1.9% lower than the 47.1% the Hornets’ opponents have shot this season.
  • This season, Toronto has a 10-4 record against the spread and a 9-5 record overall in games the team collectively shoots better than 47.1% from the field.
  • Charlotte is 10-2 against the spread and 11-2 overall in games it allows opponents to shoot over 45.2% from the field.
  • The Hornets shoot 38.4% from beyond the arc, 0.7% higher than the 37.7% the Raptors allow to opponents.
  • Charlotte is 13-4-1 against the spread and 12-7 overall when it shoots better than 37.7% from distance.
  • Toronto is 15-4 against the spread and 13-6 overall when its opponents shoot better than 38.4% from deep.
  • The Raptors shoot 38.5% from beyond the arc this season. That’s just 1.1 percentage points higher than the Hornets have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (37.4%).
  • Toronto is 13-7 against the spread and 12-8 overall when shooting over 37.4% as a team from three-point range.
  • Charlotte has a 10-7 ATS record and a 12-6 straight-up record this season when it connects on more than 38.5% of its three-point attempts.
  • The Hornets knock down 13.9 three-pointers per game this season, 1.6 fewer makes per game than the Raptors allow (15.5).
  • Toronto has gone 15-7 against the spread and 14-8 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Charlotte hits fewer threes than its opponents, it is 7-11 ATS and 6-12 straight up.
  • The Raptors rank third in the NBA in made three-pointers, while the Hornets allow the 29th-fewest made threes in the league.

Hornets vs Raptors Stat Rankings

Hornets Rank Hornets AVG Raptors AVG Raptors Rank
17th 112.5 Points Scored 113.2 13th
21st 112.9 Points Allowed 111.8 15th
15th 44 Rebounds 41.5 30th
7th 10.8 Off. Rebounds 9.3 20th
7th 13.9 3pt Made 15.5 3rd
4th 27.1 Assists 25.1 14th
27th 14.7 Turnovers 13 9th

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