Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Game Picks 11/8/2019
Friday, November 8, 2019
Smoothie King Center
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Kyle Lowry and the Toronto Raptors (5-2, 3rd in the Atlantic Division) go to Smoothie King Center on Friday where they'll take on the New Orleans Pelicans (1-6, 5th in the Southwest Division). The line on this game has Toronto as 4 point favorites. The total is set at 231.
The Raptors are covering the spread 57.1% of the time, having gone 4-3-0 ATS. New Orleans covers the spread 28.6% of the time, going 2-5-0 against the spread.
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/6/2019 Patrick McCaw SF Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 14
Key New Orleans Pelicans Injuries
11/5/2019 Lonzo Ball PG Leg Game Time Decision
10/21/2019 Zion Williamson SF Knee Expected to be out until at least Dec 9
8/29/2019 Darius Miller SF Achilles Expected to be out until at least Apr 1
Kyle Lowry comes into this game averaging 24.0 points per contest while playing 39.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 6.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 88%. Pascal Siakam averages 25.6 points per contest in 34.0 minutes per game. He averages 3.6 assists per game and 9.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 94%.
Brandon Ingram scores 25.9 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.1 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Josh Hart averages 13.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.6 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 114.6 points per contest, which is 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 5.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 7th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 2nd in the NBA. They average 46.7 boards per contest and 24.7 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 6th with 17.7 per game. The Raptors allow 108.7 points per contest, which is 12th in the NBA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 20th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 48.1 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they allow 24.9 assists per game which puts them in 23rd place in the league. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
New Orleans is 4th in the NBA with 119.3 points per contest this season. They are 10th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -5. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 6th in the league. They are 17th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.1 boards per contest and 1st in assists per game with 28.0. The Pelicans are 11th in turnovers per contest with 16.9. The Pelicans give up 124.3 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 23rd and 16th in those defensive statistics. They rank 27th with 26.6 dimes allowed per game and 25th with 48.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Pelicans are 18th in the league in forcing turnovers with 16.4 per contest this year.
The Raptors are 9th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109.7, and their defensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 12th. In terms of pace they are 13th in the league with 102.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 1st in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 5th in the league. Toronto is 6th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 27th in the league.
New Orleans is 15th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 9th in the NBA. The Pelicans are 8th in the league in defensive rating with 114.6, and their offensive rating of 110 is ranked 29th. They are 4th in the NBA in pace with 106.8 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 6th. As a unit they are 10th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Pelicans NBA game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -4
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