7:10 pm
January 25

Hornets @ Raptors

Who will WIN this matchup?

Charlotte Hornets (26-21)

@ Toronto Raptors (22-22)


Current odds:

Charlotte Hornets: (+125)

Toronto Raptors: (-145)


The line for this game is Raptors by 2.5 points.

The Toronto Raptors look for a better start out of the blocks on Tuesday when they host the Charlotte Hornets, winners of seven of their past nine games. The Raptors cannot afford a repeat of their 114-105 loss to the visiting Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. They fell behind by 34 points during the second quarter and trailed by 30 at halftime. The Raptors cut the lead to four points on Sunday with 1:24 remaining in the game before falling behind by 10. Pascal Siakam scored 26 of his 28 points in the second half for Toronto.

Charlotte also lost at home Sunday, dropping a 113-91 decision to the Atlanta Hawks to end a three-game winning streak. The Hornets, who were without Gordon Hayward (right foot discomfort), shot 11.1 percent (4 of 36) from 3-point range. They shot 39.1 percent (34 of 87) overall from the floor.

The Hornets missed their first 18 attempts from 3-point range. LaMelo Ball, who finished with 19 points, was 0 for 8 from 3-point range. Kelly Oubre Jr. was 1 for 9 in 3-point attempts in his third game back after missing four games in COVID-19 protocol.

Oubre scored 18 points in a 111-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday in his return but had only eight in the victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder two days later. He is just 8 of 27 from the floor over the past two games, including 1 of 15 from 3-point range.

StreakSmarter Pick
Charlotte Hornets