The Toronto Raptors remain one of the most difficult teams in the league to figure out. Just a few days after Scottie Barnes dominated the Wizards and helped Toronto pick up a road win, they fell behind by as many as 34 points in a loss to the Trail Blazers. The latest Raptors odds are anticipating a slight bounce back tonight.
Toronto will welcome LaMelo Ball and the Charlotte Hornets to town, as they will try to gain ground on the No. 7 seed in the East. While the Hornets have the 28th-ranked defense in the league, their offensive attack comes in second place, one-tenth of a point behind the Jazz.
Nick Nurse’s chances of a victory in this game depend on how they can corral this offense. While they have slowed down stars in the past, the number of options Charlotte has at their disposal could make for a very challenging evening.
Will Toronto end up getting over .500 with a win against a fellow playoff hopeful in the East? Will the Hornets march up to Canada and unleash an offensive barrage Nurse is ill-equipped to stop?
Charlotte Hornets vs Toronto Raptors Odds, Spread, Over/Under
The latest odds from WynnBET have Toronto as -2.5 favorites against the spread, with this squad -115 (bet $115 to win $100) to cover. Toronto is -145 on the moneyline, while Charlotte checks at +120 (bet $100 to win $120).
The over-under in this contest is 221.5, with the under coming in at -110 and the over listed at -110. The Raptors have some tremendous offensive players, but are they deep enough to keep pace with a team like the Hornets?
Raptors Starting Lineup Tonight
What this space! Check back closer to game time.
Raptors Injury Report
Khem Birch remains out due to a broken nose.
Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets Prediction
The Hornets are going to stretch this defense to breaking point, as Toronto has to worry about any one of six players potentially getting hot and taking over the game. Luckily, names like Fred VanVleet and Pascal Siakam will help them go toe-to-toe with this team.
This game figures to be as tight as they come, and the winner may be decided by which team can take care of the ball better. The Hornets could easily come out with the win, but given how volatile Toronto can be, a Raps victory should surprise no one.
Hornets 116, Raptors 113
What channel is the Toronto Raptors game on?
Tuesday’s game will be broadcast at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT on SportsNet for Canadian audiences as well as Bally Sports Southeast for American fans.
Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets Live Stream
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Raptors Next Game and Schedule
After 3 straight road games against the Bulls, Heat, and Hawks, the Raptors will welcome Kyle Lowry back to Toronto for the first time.
Jan. 26 @ Chicago
Jan. 29 @ Miami
Jan. 31 @ Atlanta
Feb. 1 vs. Miami