New Orleans Pelicans (6-6) at Toronto Raptors (12-1)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -9.5 -- Over/Under: 231 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New Orleans Pelicans and Toronto Raptors meet Monday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena.
The New Orleans Pelicans could use a win here after losing six of their last eight games. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 117.7 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 117 points on 46.8 percent shooting. Anthony Davis is averaging 24.6 points and 12.1 rebounds while Nikola Mirotic is averaging 20.6 points and 11.7 rebounds. Jrue Holiday is the third double-digit scorer and Julius Randle is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.7 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47.7 rebounds per game. The New Orleans Pelicans have lost five straight road games.
The Toronto Raptors look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 117.9 points on 49.3 percent shooting and allowing 108.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 24.4 points and 7.9 rebounds while Serge Ibaka is averaging 17.2 points and 7.9 rebounds. Kyle Lowry is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.8 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won all seven home games this season.
The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Raptors are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. Western Conference, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Pelicans are 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Toronto, 4-12-1 ATS in the last 17 meetings and the underdog is 21-8-1 ATS in the last 30 meetings.
This is too many points for me to lay with a New Orleans Pelicans squad that can light it up offensively, undermanned or not. With Anthony Davis and others, the Pelicans are capable of hanging around in this game. This line feels like an overreaction to what the Raptors have done so far this season.