The Toronto Raptors are set to begin their arduous push for the postseason after nearly two weeks off following the All-Star festivities. According to the latest Raptors odds, they’ll open the second half on a high note against a team with whom they’ve had some success this season.

The Toronto Raptors will begin their road trip in North Carolina, where they will face LaMelo Ball and the Charlotte Hornets. While the Hornets have struggled against Nick Nurse this season, a trade deadline transaction that brought Carolina native Montrezl Harrell back home might have major ramifications.

Toronto is only one game behind the Celtics, which means they might snag the crucial No. 6 seed and avoid the anarchy of the play-in tournament. To do so, they’ll have to start the second half hot and avoid opponents like No. 9-seed Charlotte.

With a road win, will the team create even more distance between themselves and the Hornets? Will Charlotte count on the Ball-Harrell pair to start the second half with a win of their own?

Toronto Raptors vs. Charlotte Hornets Over/Under, Odds, Spread
According to WynnBET’s current odds, Toronto is a -2.0 favourite against the spread, with this team -110 (bet $110 to win $100) to cover the spread. On the moneyline, Toronto is -130, while Charlotte is +110 (play $100 to win $110).

This game’s over-under is 225.5, with the under set at -110 and the over posted at -110. While Charlotte’s offence may help that number win, Toronto’s inconsistency may make the under a good option.

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Injury Update for the Raptors
Even though Fred VanVleet was granted the day off, he is anticipated to play.

Charlotte Hornets vs. Toronto Raptors Prediction
The All-Star break may be precisely what this club requires, since they have been playing their starters for far too long. Now that everyone is rested and ready to go, they’ll have an opportunity to show off their offensive prowess against a Charlotte squad that is struggling.

Aside from Ball taking over, Harrell may be able to dominate the Raptors’ frontcourt. If that doesn’t happen, Toronto should be able to survive another 3-point barrage and win.

Hornets 108, Raptors 113

What channel is the game between the Toronto Raptors and the New York Knicks on?

Friday’s game will be televised on TSN in Canada and Bally Sports Southeast in the United States at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT.

Live Stream: Toronto Raptors vs. Charlotte Hornets
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Raptors Schedule and Upcoming Games
Following a game against the Hawks, Toronto will play the new-look Nets in a back-to-back before facing a Pistons club that has caused them difficulties in the past.

Atlanta, Feb. 26

28th of February in Brooklyn

vs. Brooklyn on March 1

vs. Detroit on March 3

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