Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets - NBA Picks Of The Day Jan 20th

Jordan Sharp

Friday, January 20, 2017 4:57 PM UTC

Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 4:57 PM UTC

The Hornets play a lot better when they play at home, but the Raptors have been just as good on the road and despite losing their last one to the Sixers, they should have all their guys tonight in what should be a win against the Hornets.

Raptors vs. Hornets 

The Hornets have become one of the harder teams to predict on any given night. Even with an elite backcourt and some depth off the bench, the Hornets have struggles overall to a 21-21 SU record.

They should be better than that, but lapses in defense, injuries and a general road inconsistency has made them suffer in the Eastern Conference standings. However, their record at home has been much better. They are 13-7 SU and 11-9 ATS and their defense is allowing only about 101.1 points per game from Charlotte.

However, tonight their task is tough against the Raptors, who although they are playing their third game in four nights, their star backcourt members have each had a day of rest recently.

Coming off a loss to the 76ers where DeMar DeRozan did not play, I see the Raptors coming to play here. They are 13-8 both SU and ATS on the road this season and they are 6-2 ATS this season when playing as road dogs. What’s even better has been Toronto’s domination of the East, which I do not think will stop tonight. Toronto leads the league with a 17-6 ATS record in conference games. With all this in mind, take the moneyline with the Raptors.

 NBA Free Pick: Raptors +110Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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