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(6-5) New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors (6-4)
Date: Thursday November 9
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Toronto -4.5
NBA Betting Total: 214.5
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The New Orleans Pelicans finish off their four game road trip in Toronto on Thursday November 9. Travel apparently agrees with the Pelicans who have yet to lose on their current road trip with victories over the Mavericks, Bulls and Pacers.
The host Raptors also played Tuesday registering their second win this season over the Bulls.
The Toronto Raptors swept the New Orleans Pelicans the past two seasons and hold the all-time edge with a 20-13 win margin.
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Arguably Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins are the most unique frontcourt in the NBA. The modern version of the twin towers are equally adept in the post as they are from the perimeter.
On the season the pair’s per game production appears to be living up to expectations. Cousins in particular is performing so well his name was mentioned in NBA.com’s top five MVP candidates.
Review of his statline offers solid support of the early praise: 28.9 points, 13.6 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 1.7 steals, 1.9 blocks and shoots 33.7% from deep.
In terms of the roster who surrounds the duo it’s an odd mix who don’t necessarily complement the bigs. Furthermore, there are a number of players out due to injury: Rajon Rondo: (hernia) Alexis Ajinca (knee), Omer Asik (crohn’s), Frank Jackson (foot) and Solomon Hill (hamstring).
New Orleans ranks 18th on offense, 10th defensively and 13 in net differential.
Toronto looked far more cohesive and rested in their win over the Bulls Tuesday than they did in the loss to the Wizards Sunday. Inconsistency has been the greatest challenge for the team from the 6ix as they adapt to system and roster changes.
Integrating a new offense has proven to offer it’s own set of obstacles, especially since the Raptors have spent the majority of November on the road. Kyle Lowry in particular has witnessed a 10-point per game scoring dip.
The Raptors point guard is contributing in other ways often leading the squads rebounding and assist efforts. Through ten games Lowry has a triple-double, two double-doubles (one assist shy of a third).
Dwane Casey has utilized his youthful bench to great effect. Big men Jakob Poeltl, Lucas Nogueira and Pascal Siakam have each produced standout performances. The Raptors will need those frontcourt players tonight in particular to help slow Davis and Cousins.
Toronto remains top ten in offense (6) and net rating (4), but has fallen slightly on the defensive side of the court (12).
NBA Betting Trends:
- Raptors are 8-2 in their last 10 head to head matchups
- Pelicans are 3-11-1 ATS in the last 15 meetings.
- Raptors are 6-3-1 ATS in their last 10 head to head matchups
- Over Under is 6-4 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups
Free New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction: Raptors ATS
In spite of Toronto’s recent dominance over the Pelicans personnel changes make this an extremely interesting game to gauge since Cousins may be the greatest Raptors killer of all-time.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Raptors -4.5
Of the Pelicans five wins only one has been against a team expected to be playoff bound (Cavaliers). Despite the DeMarcus Cousins history of Raptors abuse Toronto has far more depth and should use this to their advantage.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Raptors 103 – Pelicans 97
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