Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The New Orleans Pelicans head to Air Canada Centre to take on the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 8.5 point favorites.
The Pelicans come into this game with an overall record of 19-29. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of -2.7 as they are averaging 103.5 points per game while giving up 106.2 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 29-19. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 109.6 points per game and surrendering 104.6, good for a point differential of 5.0.
Anthony Davis comes into this game averaging 28 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Pelicans. He pulls down 12.2 rebounds per contest and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Jrue Holiday averages 15.1 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.4 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Kyle Lowry averages 22.9 points per game while playing 37.4 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 6.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. DeMar DeRozan averages 27.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
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New Orleans averages 103.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -2.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 25th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 16th in the league. They average 52.6 rebounds per game and 23 assists per game which ranks them 10th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 12.6 per game. The Pelicans allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 12th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 56.4 rebounds a game which ranks 30th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in the league.
Toronto averages 109.6 points per game this year which ranks them 5th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 8th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 49.8 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per contest which ranks them 26th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 2nd with 12 per game. The Raptors allow 104.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 18th and 20th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 51.6 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 22.3 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Raptors force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 3rd in the NBA.
The Pelicans have an offensive rating of 104.1 and a defensive rating of 106.9. In terms of pace they average 98.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. New Orleans turns the ball over an average of 11.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Raptors rating on offense is 114.2 and they have a defensive rating of 109. They get 95.5 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 11 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 14.2 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 23-24-1 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 23-25-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 28-19-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 29-19-0 against the over/under
New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/22/16 F Quincy Pondexter Knee out indefinitely
Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -8.5
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