Raptors vs Hornets – will Toronto win ?
Toronto back in the fight for a NBA playoff spot
Busy day in the NBA today, lots of games, interesting match ups , several NBA picks possible.
Once traded by Toronto , Rudy Gay is averaging 24.3 points. He scored 17 of his 23 after the third quarter of a 100-98 overtime victory Friday against Indiana.
Toronto is 13-9 against teams below .500, and believes it can reach the postseason
Toronto needs to stop third-year point guard Greivis Vasquez, who is coming off his first career triple-double with 21 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds in a 111-100 triumph over the Atlanta Hawks. Vasquez, who has the Hornets in search of a third straight win, has averaged 11.1 assists over his past 11 games. His 9.4 assists rank only behind Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul for the NBA lead.
Andrea Bargnani came off the bench for a second straight game, scoring 14 points in 29 minutes.
Kyle Lowry took over as Toronto’s starting point guard following the trade of Jose Calderon, but he is averaging a mere eight points in five games during that time.
The Raptors have won three straight in the series and five of six meetings.
I see the pieces coming in place for the Raptors who have plenty of shooting guns, it’s on coach Casey to set them up properly.
A few interesting NBA trends:
Raptors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
Raptors are 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Raptors are 10-3-1 ATS in their last 14 vs. NBA Southwest.
Raptors are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
Hornets are 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
After a long NBA analysis , Tonight’s free NBA pick is :
Take Toronto to cover 3 at 1,90