Toronto Raptors at New Orleans Pelicans NBA Parlay 3/8/2019
Friday, March 8, 2019
Smoothie King Center
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The Toronto Raptors head to Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, March 8, 2019. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 4.5 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 46-19. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 5.0 as they average 113.9 points per game while giving up 108.8 per contest. The Pelicans have an overall mark of 30-37. They currently are 3rd in the Southwest Division. They total 115.8 points per contest and give up 115.0, which is a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 27-36-2 against the spread this season
The Toronto Raptors are 35-30-0 against the over/under this year
Important New Orleans Pelicans Betting Trends
The New Orleans Pelicans are 34-32-1 against the spread this season
The New Orleans Pelicans are 34-32-0 against the over/under this year
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/13/19 PG Fred VanVleet Thumb is out indefinitely
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
03/06/19 C Jahlil Okafor Ankle is questionable Friday vs Toronto
Kyle Lowry averages 14.7 points per contest in 34.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 9.0 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%. Kawhi Leonard comes into this game averaging 27.0 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Anthony Davis averages 26.8 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per game. He also hauls in 12.3 rebounds per game and dishes 4.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Jrue Holiday scores 21.2 points per contest while playing 35.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.0 rebounds per contest and has 7.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 108.8 points per contest which is 10th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.6 rebounds a game which ranks 14th, and they allow 24.5 assists per game which puts them in 13th place in the league. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the NBA. Toronto averages 113.9 points per contest, which is 8th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 9th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 18th in the NBA. They average 45.1 boards per contest and 24.8 assists per game, which ranks them 18th and 14th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 22nd with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pelicans give up 115.0 points per game, which ranks them 26th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 20th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 26.3 dimes allowed per game and 15th with 44.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Pelicans are 11th in the league in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per contest. New Orleans is 3rd in the NBA with 115.8 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 0.8. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 22nd in the league. They are 4th in the NBA in rebounding with 47.0 boards per contest and 4th in assists per game with 26.9. The Pelicans are 10th in turnovers per contest with 14.6.
The Raptors are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 107.7, and their offensive rating of 112.7 is ranked 7th. They are 15th in the NBA in pace with 100 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 10th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 13th in the NBA. Toronto is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA.
New Orleans is 14th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 11th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 111.8, and their offensive rating of 112.6 is ranked 21st. They are 6th in the NBA in pace with 102.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Orleans +4.5 and under 233 total points
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