New Orleans Pelicans at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 11/9/2017
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, November 9, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 5 point favorites.
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The Pelicans head into this matchup with a mark of 6-5. They are 4th in the Southwest Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 106.3 points per contest while giving up 106.2 per game. The Raptors have an overall record of 6-4. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 108.9 points per game and surrendering 103.9, good for a point differential of 5.0.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 7-4-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 5-6-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 6-4-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 5-5-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/20/17 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
10/16/17 PG Rajon Rondo Hernia is out indefinitely
10/14/17 F Solomon Hill Hamstring is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Demarcus Cousins averages 28.9 points per game in 38.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 13.6 rebounds per game for New Orleans. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Jrue Holiday comes into this contest averaging 13.2 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Pelicans. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 23.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 83%. Kyle Lowry averages 12.4 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans allow 106.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 10th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd, and they give up 22.2 assists per contest which puts them in 14th place in the league. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league. New Orleans averages 106.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.09 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the league. They average 46.3 rebounds per game and 24.1 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 5th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 16.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors surrender 103.9 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 14th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 21.5 assists allowed per contest, and 6th with 41.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 26th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per game this season. Toronto is 9th in the league with 108.9 points per game this year. They are 7th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 41.3 boards per game and 15th in assists per contest with 21.9. The Raptors are 24th in turnovers per game with 14.7.
The Pelicans are 21st in the NBA in offensive rating with 104.8, and their defensive rating of 104.7 is ranked 19th. In terms of pace they are 7th in the league with 100.4 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 14th. As a team they are 15th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 11th in the league. New Orleans is 11th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 19th in the league.
Toronto is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 16th in the league. The Raptors are 5th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.4, and their defensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 16th. In terms of pace they are 15th in the league with 98.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 5th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto -5
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