Toronto Raptors vs. New Orleans Pelicans - 11/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New Orleans Pelicans (1-7) at Toronto Raptors (6-3)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -9.5 -- Over/Under: 207 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN, TSN
The New Orleans Pelicans and Toronto Raptors meet Friday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The New Orleans Pelicans look for their first road win after a tough 1-7 start. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 104.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 112.4 points on 48.3 percent shooting. Eric Gordon is averaging 18.8 points and 3.1 assists while Ryan Anderson is averaging 17 points and 7.8 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is dishing 4.8 assists and Luke Babbitt is grabbing five rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and have allowed 100-plus points in every game this season. While the defense isn’t helping, neither are the Pelicans injuries, as a new guy seems to get hurt every game. Anthony Davis is questionable with a hip injury.
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The Toronto Raptors look to get back on track after losing three of their last four games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 102.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 97.8 points on 42 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21.4 points and 4.3 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 19.3 points and 6.8 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 10.2 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 3.1 assists. The Toronto Raptors are giving up under 60 points per game to opponents starters and have allowed under 100 points in five of their last seven games. The Raptors have won seven of their last 10 regular season home games. DeMarre Carroll is doubtful for this game.
The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Raptors are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Western Conference and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Pelicans are 1-3-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Toronto and 2-8-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings overall.
The Pelicans continue to not play a lick of defense and are now without their top player. Raptors by double digits has to be the pick here.