Two teams sitting on opposite sides of their respective conference are clashing today, when the fourth-worse in the West New Orleans Pelicans (30-37), looking to bounce back after their latest defeat, are hosting the second in the East Toronto Raptors (46-19), who want to end their current small losing streak.

Date/Time: 03-08-2019, 20:00 EDT

Spread: New Orleans Pelicans +7.5

Total: +232

New Orleans Pelicans have a 30-37 record (33-33-1 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in 12th place of the West. In their last game they saw a three-game winning streak getting snapped by losing at home against the Jazz with a 104-114 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Anthony Davis with 26.8 ppg, adding 4 dimes and a team high 12.3 boards per game. He is followed by Jrue Holiday with 21.2 ppg, 5 boards and a team high 7.7 dimes per game.

Toronto Raptors have a 46-19 record (27-38 against the spread) so far this season and currently sit in the second place of the East. They have back-to-back losses and in their last game they lost at home against the Rockets with a 95-107 score, not beating the odds. They are led in scoring by Kawhi Leonard with 27 ppg, adding 7.4 boards per game. He is followed by Pascal Siakam with 16.4 ppg and 7.1 boards per game.

In their previous meeting earlier this season the Pelicans won on the road with a 110-126 score. Pelicans have a 18-13 home record, while the Raptors are 19-12 on the road. Pelicans are better offensively, scoring 115.8 ppg to Raptors’ 113.9, while Raptors are better defensively, allowing 108.8 ppg to Pelicans’ 115. Pelicans have a better field goal percentage (47.8% to 46.8%) and both teams have almost identical 3-point percentage (35% to 34.8%). Pelicans are better both in dimes made (26.9 to 24.8) and in boards grabbed (47 to 45.1), while Raptors are better in turnovers committed (13 to 14.2). Raptors are the favorite and while Vegas odds give them a -7.5 spread, don’t expect them to beat the odds as the hosts will definitely force a closer game than that.

Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction: New Orleans Pelicans +7.5 (-112)

 

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    My name is Nikos Lagouretos, I am 35 years old from Greece and I have been a basketball enthusiast for almost 25 years, having played semi-pro myself. All those years i have seen countless games, done a ton of reading and statistical analysis and I thought it was about time to put them to some good use. I provide analysis, predictions and specialize in NBA, WNBA and almost every domestic and international club league of Europe.

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