Free NBA Picks Today: Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets 1/10/23

Free NBA Picks Today: Toronto Raptors vs Charlotte Hornets 1/10/23
Tue 10th January 2023

The Toronto Raptors (17-23, 12-10 Home) play host to the Charlotte Hornets (11-30, 6-16 Away) Tuesday at Scotiabank Arena. Charlotte lost to the Indiana Pacers 116-111 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Sunday. PJ Washington was the leading scorer in defeat with 22 points. Mason Plumlee added 18 points and 13 rebounds. The Hornets are the 14th seed in the Eastern Conference.

Toronto triumphed on Sunday at Scotiabank Arena, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 117-105. Pascal Siakam topped the scoresheet with 27 points. With 22 points and nine rebounds, Scottie Barnes also had an impressive game.

The Raptors are the 12th seed in the Eastern Conference. The teams are meeting for the first time this season. Toronto won two out of three games between the teams last season, although Charlotte won 125-93 in the last meeting at Spectrum Center in February 2022. Terry Rozier led the Hornets with 23 points and nine assists. Barnes had 28 points in the loss.

The Hornets have been led this season by Rozier and Kelly Oubre Jr., who are averaging 20.6 and 20.2 points per game, respectively. Rozier also has dished 5.3 assists per game. Meanwhile, Plumlee is grabbing 9.6 rebounds per game. Siakam has supplied much of the Raptors’ offense, averaging 25.7 points per game.

Siakam has also put up 8.3 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game. The Hornets are 3-7 in their last 10 visits to Scotiabank Arena. Charlotte is 3-7 in the last 10 games with an average margin of -4.8 (115.5-120.3). Toronto has gone 4-6 over the last 10, allowing 110.7 points per game on average while scoring only 110.4 (-0.3 margin).


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Mason Plumlee: 32.0 | 24.2 | +7.8
Nick Richards: 3.0 | 14.9 | -11.9
Points per game:
Mason Plumlee: 16.4 | 11.0 | +5.4
Gordon Hayward: 5.0 | 13.0 | -8.0
Rebounds per game:
Mason Plumlee: 12.4 | 9.6 | +2.8
Nick Richards: 1.0 | 5.9 | -4.9
Assists per game:
LaMelo Ball: 9.8 | 7.8 | +2.0


(Last Five | Season Average | Differential)
Points + Rebounds + Assists:
Gary Trent Jr.: 33.2 | 22.2 | +11.0
Precious Achiuwa: 4.8 | 14.0 | -9.2
Points per game:
Gary Trent Jr.: 27.0 | 18.4 | +8.6

SportsTips’ NBA Pick:

Toronto Raptors -7.5 (-110)

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