Charlotte Hornets vs. Toronto Raptors Prediction, NBA Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Jan 24, 2022

The Toronto Raptors have been relying heavily on Fred VanVleet this season, as the veteran point guard leads the NBA in minutes per game.

Charlotte
43-39
AT
January 25, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto
48-34
Pointspread -1.5 -110
Moneyline -125
Over / Under o +220.5

64%

Betting Action

36%

Pointspread +1.5 -110
Moneyline +105
Over / Under u +220.5

64%

Betting Action

36%

The Toronto Raptors look to bounce back from a home upset loss when they host the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday in the front end of a back-to-back. The Dinos should be short home favourites on the NBA odds if everyone is healthy enough to play.

Hornets vs. Raptors NBA Betting Odds

The regular season is past the halfway point, but this is the first meeting of the season between Charlotte and Toronto. It’s the Hornets’ lone game at Scotiabank Arena. Last season, the Raptors won two of three in the series and both at “home” in Tampa.

Chris Boucher averaged 20.3 points and 8.3 rebounds in the series. Fred VanVleet 16.0 points and 9.0 assists, and Pascal Siakam 12.0 points and 6.0 rebounds. Terry Rozier averaged 21.0 points for Charlotte, Gordon Hayward 17.0 points and 6.0 rebounds, and young superstar LaMelo Ball, the 2020-21 NBA Rookie of the Year, 16.0 points, 7.0 assists and 6.7 rebounds.

Charlotte leads the all-time series 46-40 but is 19-26 as the road team. Hornets assistant coach Jay Triano coached for the Raptors from 2002-2011, including three seasons as head coach. The Dinos are 2-8 against the spread in the past 10 meetings.

Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte has won seven of nine but had a three-game winning streak snapped Sunday in a 113-91 home loss to Atlanta. The Hornets can score with anyone, ranking second in the NBA at 114.1 ppg, but they are atrocious defensively in allowing 114.2 ppg. Thus, their games always have sky-high totals. Against the Hawks, the Hornets missed their first 19 three-point shots and finished 4-for-36 from deep. Charlotte’s previous fewest three-pointers made this season was nine. Ball had 19 points but was 0-for-8 from deep. Fourth-leading scorer Hayward (17.0 ppg) was out with a foot injury. Cody Martin (seven points Sunday) would start again if Hayward can’t go Tuesday.

Toronto Raptors

Toronto was surprised at home 114-105 on Saturday by a Portland team missing injured superstar Damian Lillard, although it was the second of a back-to-back for the Dinos. The Blazers were up as many as 34 and never trailed. Raptors coach Nick Nurse said his team had “super-low energy” in the return to the crowd-free environment. Siakam had 28 points and VanVleet 19. VanVleet leads the NBA in minutes per game and could be tiring as he has hit better than 40 per cent from the field just once in his past seven games. The Raptors took a whopping 54 three-pointers and made 18. Backup big man Khem Birch (nasal fracture) was out again.

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