Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans 11/08/2019 NBA Odds and Prediction
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Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans 11/08/2019 – Just weeks after their opening night thriller North of the Border, the Toronto Raptors (5-2) and the New Orleans Pelicans (1-6) will meet again on Friday for the last time this season at the Smoothie King Center. Find the best NBA odds today at Betnow.
Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans 11/08/2019
Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans 11/08/2019 Betting Odds
Toronto Raptors Betting
After suffering a beat-down at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks, the Raptors secured a 124-120 home win against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. Pascal Siakam and Kyle Lowry led the way with 23 and 24 points respectively, while OG Anunoby added 18 markers. The Raptors shot 55 percent from the field and 48.3 percent from beyond the arc.
Players to Watch: Pascal Siakam (25.6 PPG, 9.1 RPG, 3.6 APG), Kyle Lowry (24.0 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 6.7 APG), Fred VanVleet (15.6 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 6.9 APG)
New Orleans Pelicans Betting
The optimism surrounding this year’s New Orleans Pelicans has fizzled down following a series of setbacks these last three weeks. New Orleans was supposed to be one of the dark horse picks for the playoffs, but losing Zion Williamson proved to be too much for this upstart squad. The lone bright spot for the Pelicans so far is the outstanding play of Brandon Ingram, who just dropped a career-high 40 points in a 135-125 loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Monday.
Players to Watch: Brandon Ingram (25.9 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 4.3 APG), Jrue Holiday (14.2 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 6.0 APG), Josh Hart (13.6 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 1.1 APG)
Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans 11/08/2019 Betting Numbers
Toronto are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
Patrick McCaw SG Knee is out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans
JJ Redick SG Knee is “?” Friday vs Toronto
Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks
The Raptors just barely survived the Pelicans in their season-opener, gutting out a 130-122 win in overtime. However, things have dramatically changed for New Orleans three weeks into the season. Ingram might be playing his best basketball ever, but the performance of Lonzo Ball and the rest of the Pels have been subpar.
Moneyline: The Raptors will take a 2-0 regular-season series clincher on Friday. Pascal Siakam, who scored 34 points in his match-up with the Pelicans, is expected to put up big numbers once again.
ATS: The Raptors, despite a 2.5 point handicap, will hold off the Pelicans and take their fifth win against the spread this season.
TOTALs: This game will go over the projected NBA over/under totals of 231 points. The Raptors’ defense has been sloppy the past two games, allowing 115 points against the Bucks and then 120 points against the Kings.
Score Prediction: 123-112 Raptors