Raptors vs. Hornets NBA expert prediction and odds for Wednesday, Feb. 7

NBA betting preview, prediction and best bet for Raptors-Hornets. 

Feb 2, 2024; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) shoots against the Thunder.
Feb 2, 2024; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) shoots against the Thunder. / Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports
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The Toronto Raptors are laying points on the road despite losing seven of its eight games since trading star forward Pascal Siakam. Toronto is 1-4 on its road trip that wraps up Wednesday and are coming off a 38-point loss to New Orleans. 

Charlotte has seen its own slide, riding an eight-game losing streak heading into this matchup of two teams that could make even more moves over the next 24 hours. 

Toronto is a favorite for just the second time since the calendar flipped to 2024 while Charlotte is an underdog for the 11th consecuvie game. Here’s the betting preview for Wednesday’s matchup with a best bet. 

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Raptors vs. Hornets odds, spread and total

Raptors vs. Hornets how to watch

  • Date: Wednesday, Feb. 7
  • Game time: 7 p.m. EST
  • Venue: Spectrum Center
  • How to watch (TV): Bally Sports
  • Raptors record: 17-23
  • Hornets record: 10-39

Raptors vs. Hornets injury reports

Toronto Raptors 

  • Gary Trent Jr. (back): probable
  • Jontay Porter (back): questionable

Charlotte Hornets 

  • LaMelo Ball (ankle): out

Raptors vs. Hornets key players to watch

Raptors

Gradey Dick: The 13th overall pick in last year’s draft averages just 4.7 points per game. On Monday, Dick scored in double figures for the second time in four games, pouring in a season-high 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting with four 3-pointers in a blowout loss to the Pelicans. 

Hornets

Miles Bridges: Could this be his final game in Charlotte? Amidst trade speculation, the former first-round pick put on a show Monday when Charlotte’s upset bid of the Los Angeles Lakers came up short. Bridges scored a season-high 41 points on 16-of-26 shooting with five 3-pointers in a 124-118 loss. 

Raptors vs. Hornets prediction and pick

The Raptors are a sub-par team that is sliding down the Eastern Conference standings and have moved on to building for the future. Now, you’re asking the Raptors to win with margin on the road. 

Charlotte, coming off a cover as a home underdog against the Lakers, could be playing its final game with Miles Bridges while standout rookie Brandon Miller is averaging 29.2 points over his last five games.

They’ll face a Toronto defense that is giving up 128 points per game over its 1-4 road trip thus far. Charlotte has covered just once in its last eight games, but the Hornets are still undervalued against a bad team that won by eight points or more just three times in January. Take the points with Charlotte. 


Game odds update periodically and are subject to change.