New Orleans Pelicans at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 11/12/2018
Monday, November 12, 2018
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Scotiabank Arena to play the Toronto Raptors on Monday, November 12, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 7 point favorites.
The Pelicans have a record of 6-6. They are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They have a point differential of 0.7 as they average 117.7 points per game while giving up 117.0 per contest. The Raptors have an overall mark of 12-1. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They total 117.9 points per contest and give up 108.1, which is a point differential of 9.8.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 5-7-0 against the spread
The New Orleans Pelicans are 6-5-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 8-5-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 9-4-0 against the over/under
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/10/18 PG Elfrid Payton Ankle is questionable Monday vs Toronto
11/10/18 F Nikola Mirotic Ankle is questionable Monday vs Toronto
10/11/18 C Alexis Ajinca Knee is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/06/18 SF Norman Powell Shoulder is out indefinitely
Anthony Davis comes into this contest averaging 24.6 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 12.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Nikola Mirotic averages 20.6 points per game in 31.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 11.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Kyle Lowry averages 17.2 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 11.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Kawhi Leonard averages 24.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averages 117.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 4th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 15th in the league. They average 47.7 rebounds per game and 26.8 assists per game, which ranks them 7th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 8th with 15.1 per game. The Pelicans allow 117.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 24th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 25.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in the league. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 3rd in the league with 117.9 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 9.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 9th in the league in rebounding with 46.8 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 25.2. The Raptors are 21st in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Raptors surrender 108.1 points per contest, which ranks them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 17th in those defensive statistics. They rank 16th with 23.5 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 44.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game.
The Pelicans are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 112.9, and their defensive rating of 112.3 is ranked 23rd. In terms of pace they are 5th in the league with 104.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 25th in the league. New Orleans is 12th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 11th in the league.
Toronto is 20th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 25th in the league. The Raptors are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 116.5, and their defensive rating of 106.7 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 10th in the league with 101.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 2nd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -7
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