Toronto Raptors vs. Charlotte Bobcats
Is tonight the night that the Raptors finally breakthrough for a win against the visiting Bobcats? The Raptors are -9.5 point favorites over the Bobcats with an over/under point total set at 187.5.
Head to head, the Bobcats are 13-3 ATS in the last 16 meetings and 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Toronto. The Raptors are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400 and 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 home games, but just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win. The Bobcats on the other hand are 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games as a road underdog of 5.0-10.5, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 2 days rest and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
The Bobcats have only won seven games this season, however two of those have come against the Raptors. In fact, Charlotte have had the better of Toronto for the best part of three years now, winning the last six meetings and eight of ten, while covering in nine of those. The Bobcats have indeed lost seven straight now, however they haven’t been blown out to much as five of their past nine games have been decided by seven points or fewer.
Having already lost twice this season, there will definitely be some revenge factor going for the Raptors tonight. However, I’m not sure Toronto are really good enough to dictate terms like that. Given that the Bobcats have dominated them in the past and they are coming off an encouraging overtime game at Detroit, the points are a must here.
Charlotte Bobcats +9.5 Detroit Pistons