Friday, November 13, 2015
Air Canada Centre
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Friday, November 13, 2015. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 204.
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The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 1-7 and a road record of 0-4. They are 5th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -8.1 as they are averaging 104.3 points per game while giving up 112.4 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 6-3 and a home record of 2-1. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.3 points per game and surrendering 97.8, good for a point differential of 4.6.
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 24 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Ryan Anderson averages 17 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 21.4 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Kyle Lowry averages 19.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
New Orleans averages 104.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 5th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -8.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 7th in the league. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 22.8 assists per game which ranks them 28th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 10th with 14.4 per game. The Pelicans allow 112.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the league. They also allow a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 30th and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.2 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 24.6 assists per contest which puts them in 27th place in the league. They force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Toronto averages 102.3 points per game this year which ranks them 10th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 19th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They average 58 rebounds per game and 19 assists per contest which ranks them 3rd and 27th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 13th with 15.1 per game. The Raptors allow 97.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 22nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.3 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 22.6 assists per contest which puts them in 19th place in the league. The Raptors force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the NBA.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 2-6-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 3-4-1 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 6-3-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 4-5-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/12/15 F Anthony Davis Hip "?" Friday vs. Toronto
11/12/15 PG Jrue Holiday Leg probable Friday vs. Toronto
11/06/15 C Kendrick Perkins Pectoral out 2-3 months
10/26/15 PG Norris Cole Ankle out indefinitely
10/26/15 F/G Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
10/26/15 G Tyreke Evans Knee expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/12/15 F DeMarre Carroll Plantar Fasciitis doubtful Friday vs. New Orleans
11/10/15 F Terrence Ross Thumb out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take New Orleans
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