New Orleans Pelicans vs Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 10/22/2019
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Scotiabank Arena to play the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday, October 22, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 4.5 point favorites.
The Pelicans head into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 33-49. They were 4th in the Southwest Division. They had a point differential of -1.3 as they averaged 115.4 points per contest while giving up 116.8 per game. The Raptors had an overall mark of 58-24 last year. They were 1st in the Atlantic Division. They averaged 114.4 points per contest and gave up 108.4, which was a point differential of 6.1.
Valuable New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans were 38-43-1 against the spread last season
The New Orleans Pelicans were 45-37-0 against the over/under last year
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors were 50-54-1 against the spread last season
The Toronto Raptors were 54-50-1 against the over/under last year
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
10/18/2019 Zion Williamson SF Knee Expected to be out until at least Nov 6
8/29/2019 Darius Miller SF Achilles Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
10/19/2019 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson SF Groin Game Time Decision
10/19/2019 Patrick McCaw SF Knee Game Time Decision
Lonzo Ball comes into this contest after averaging 9.9 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 5.3 rebounds per game and dished out 5.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 41% while his free throw percentage finished at 42%. Jrue Holiday averaged 21.2 points per game in 35.9 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 7.7 assists per contest and 5.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 47% for the year while his free throw percentage was 77%.
Kyle Lowry averaged 14.2 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 4.8 rebounds per game and had 8.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 41% and his free throw percentage was at 83%. Pascal Siakam averaged 16.9 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averaged 6.9 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 55% and his free throw percentage was 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans averaged 115.4 points per contest last season, which ranked them 3rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was -1.3 and their shooting percentage was 47% as a team, which had them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shot 34% which was good for 24th in the league. They averaged 47.3 rebounds per game and 27.0 assists per game, which ranked them 5th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 7th with 14.8 per game. The Pelicans allowed 116.8 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 27th in the league. They also allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 20th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 45.8 rebounds a game which ranked 20th and they gave up 26.5 assists per contest, which put them in 29th place in the league. They forced 13.6 turnovers per game which ranked them 15th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto was 8th in the league with 114.4 points per game last year. They were 5th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin was 6.1. They shot 37% from 3-point range, which was good for 6th in the NBA. They were 17th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game, and 13th in assists per contest with 25.4. The Raptors were 15th in turnovers per game with 14.0. The Raptors surrendered 108.4 points per contest, which ranked them 9th in the NBA. Their defense allowed a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They ranked 15th with 24.5 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 44.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors were 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game last season.
The Pelicans were 12th in the NBA in offensive rating with 111.4, and their defensive rating of 112.6 was ranked 23rd last season. In terms of pace they were 3rd in the league with 103.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% was 11th. As a team they were 12th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 24th in the league. New Orleans was 12th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 53%, which was 10th in the league.
Toronto was 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 27th in the NBA. The Raptors were 5th in the league in defensive rating with 107.1, and their offensive rating of 113.1 was ranked 5th. They were 14th in the NBA in pace with 100.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% was 3rd. As a unit they were 4th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 10th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pelicans/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto -4.5
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