NBA: Toronto Raptors vs. Charlotte Hornets Predictions, Odds for Feb. 7

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NBA: Toronto Raptors vs. Charlotte Hornets Predictions, Odds for Feb. 7

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The Toronto Raptors (17-33) are in Charlotte to play their sixth and final game of their season-long tying road trip (Jan. 28 - Feb. 7). Tonightโ€™s game marks the third game of the four-game season series between the Raptors and the Hornets. For sports betting enthusiasts, Toronto has won five of the last six contests against Charlotte and have won the last four consecutive season series (2019 - 2023).

Raptors vs. Hornets Details 

Date: Feb. 7, 2024

Time: 7:00 p.m. EST

Location: Spectrum Center (Charlotte, NC)

How to watch: TV: Sportsnet; Radio: TSN 1050 Toronto

Raptors Insights

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced yesterday that SF Scottie Barnes has been selected as an injury replacement for the 2024 Allstar Game. Barnes becomes the youngest player since Chris Bosh (2006), and ninth overall in franchise history, to earn an All-Star selection. Through the first 50 games of the season, Barnes is averaging career highs of 20.2 points, 8.1 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.2 steals. Barnes leads the team in total minutes played (1,763), points (1,012), rebounds (403), blocks (74), and steals (62).

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Thatโ€™s nice piece of news in a season thatโ€™s become bleaker as games have gone on, with the team electing to make this season about roster tear-down and rebuild for future years. The trade deadline is tomorrow at 3 p.m. EST โ€“ with Sportsnet saying this morning that Chris Boucher and Bruce Brown are potential trade candidates.

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The Raptors have lost three in a row โ€“ most recently a 138-100 beatdown Monday night at the hands of the New Orleans Pelicans. SG RJ Barrett is expected to be back in the lineup after sitting out Mondayโ€™s game, resting a knee. Barrett has averaged 21.1 points since coming over from the New York Knicks in that December trade. 

The Raptors are as healthy as theyโ€™ve been in a while โ€“ starters tonight are Barrett, Barnes, C Jakob Poeltl, SG Gary Trent Jr. and PG Immanuel Quickley. 

Hornets Insights

The Hornets are awful (10-39), losers of eight in a row. A comeback effort against the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night fell short, and they lost the game 124-118.

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SF Miles Bridges leads the team with a PTS/G average of 21.3. Maybe you missed it - but former Raptor PG Kyle Lowry was traded to the Hornets in late January (he could be on the move again tomorrow as well), and heโ€™s averaging four assists per game. Lowry is injured and wonโ€™t play tonight. 

Player Props

According to DraftKings, Brandon Miller Over 21.5 Points (1.95), Barnes Over 20.5 Points (1.83), Miller Points + Rebounds Over 25.5 (1.80) are the most bet player props.

At BetMGM, itโ€™s Miller Over 22.5 Points (1.95), Immanuel Quickley Over 16.5 Points (1.91), and Miller Over 25.5 Points + Rebounds (1.71). 

And at BetRivers, top 3 player props by percentage of total Raptors-Hornets money: Miller Over 22.5 Points (1.91), Miller Over 29.5 Points + Rebounds + Assists (1.83), and Poeltl To Score the First FG (8.00), and top 3 player props by percentage of total Raptors-Hornet tickets: Miller Over 22.5 Points (1.91), Miles Bridges Over 25.5 Points (2.12) and Miller Under 3.5 make 3-Point FGs (1.41). 

Raptors vs. Hornets Betting Odds: Our Picks & Predictions

Moneyline 1.34 (Raptors), 3.30 (Hornets)

Spread -7 1.91 (Raptors), +7 1.91 (Hornets)

Over/Under 225.5 

On the NBA betting front, for this one, weโ€™re expecting a big game from Barnes. The Raptors have dominated the series in recent seasons. The Hornets are 5-20 at home. Go with the Raptors ATS, seeing as theyโ€™re the healthier of the two teams. The Over might seem a good bet as well, if those most bet player prop numbers are any indication, with a lot of bettors leaning on Miller Over 25.5 Points. Bettors no doubt see his points per game average of late โ€“ 29.2 in his last five games.

888 SportRaptors 1.33, Hornets 3.25Raptors -7.5 (1.90), Hornets +7.5 (1.85)225.5, 1.90 on the Over, 1.90 on the Under
BetMGMRaptors 1.34, Hornets 3.30Raptors -7.5 (1.95), Hornets +7.5 (1.87)225.5, 1.91 on the Over, 1.91 on the Under
PointsBet CanadaRaptors 1.34, Hornets 3.30Raptors -7 (1.91), Hornets +7 (1.91)225.5, 1.91 on the Over, 1.91 on the Under

Odds as of 12:15 p.m. EST