Orleans Pelicans vs Toronto Raptors NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Orleans Pelicans vs Toronto Raptors Prediction 3/5/2024

The New Orleans Pelicans (36-25) travel to face off against the Toronto Raptors (23-38) on Tuesday, March 5th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and televised on SN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

Pelicans vs Raptors

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The Pelicans Are Coming Off A Win

The Pelicans picked up a win over the Pacers in their latest game, finishing with a score of 129-102. the Pelicans not only secured a victory straight-up but also did so while covering the spread as -5.5-point favorites. When it comes to the over/under, the total of 231 points ended up falling short of the over/under line set at 239.

As they prepare to face the Raptors, the Pelicans are looking to stay above .500 and their overall record is 36-25. On the road, the Pelicans are 18-13 this season compared to 18-12 at home.

New Orleans currently has an ATS record of 33-28, placing them above .500 against the spread. As the favorite this season, New Orleans is 18-18 vs. the spread while going 15-10 as the underdog.

The Raptors Are Coming Off A Win

The Raptors won vs. the Hornets in their most recent game, ending with a score of 111-106. The game began with the Raptors as -7-point favorites, but their 5 resulted in an ATS loss. Concerning the over/under, the total of 217 points remained below the established over/under line of 223.5.

With an overall record of 23-38, the Raptors are 12th in the Eastern Conference and 5th in the Atlantic division. Coming into today’s game, they are 5-5 in their last ten games.

Toronto currently has an ATS record below .500, sitting at 29-32 at this point. Toronto has covered the spread in two straight road games and are 16-14 ATS on the road compared to 13-18 at home.

Pelicans Offense Breakdown

The Pelicans come into today’s game as the 14th ranked scoring offense at 116.2 points per game.

The Pelicans have been a strong offensive team this season, ranking 14th in scoring at 116.2 points per game. When playing on the road, they have averaged 115.4 points per game.

New Orleans has been one of the best teams in the league at getting to the free-throw line, ranking 8th in free-throw attempts per game. They are also 12th in offensive rebounds and 11th in assists.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pelicans have hit 37% of their attempts, which is 5th in the NBA. In terms of pace, they are 18th at 98.1 possessions per game.

Raptors Offense Breakdown

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Through 61 games games, Toronto is averaging 114.4 points per game (17th).

At home this season, the Raptors are averaging 111.6 points per game, which is 26th in the league. Overall, they are 17th in scoring at 114.4 points per game. In terms of pace, Toronto is 14th in the NBA at 99.3 possessions per game.

When it comes to shooting, the Raptors are 15th in field goal percentage at 47%. They are also 15th in two-point shooting at 54%. From beyond the arc, Toronto is 24th in three-point shooting at 35%.

So far, the Raptors have outscored the NBA scoring average in 47.5% of their games. When looking at assists, Toronto is 3rd in the league with 29.4 per game. In terms of offensive rebounds, the Raptors are 8th in the NBA.

Pelicans Team Defense

This season, the Pelicans defense has been impressive, holding the 8th position in the league while permitting an average of 111.7 points per contest. Most recently, the Pelicans’ defense put together a solid performance, giving up just 102 points to the Pacers.

Raptors Team Defense

On average, the Toronto defense is giving up 117.6 points per game (21st). Right now, they are on a 5 game streak of giving up fewer points than their season average. In terms of two point field goal attempts, the Raptors defense has allowed a shooting percentage of 56.0% while allowing 37.1% from downtown.

Key Players For The Pelicans And Raptors

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Brandon Ingram is set to be the main scorer for the Pelicans, recording 23 points and shooting 8/17 from the field. During this season, he is delivering an average of 21.9 points per game, along with 5 rebounds.

As for Toronto, RJ Barrett is projected to be the primary scorer for the Raptors. Our forecast has him finishing the game with 19, and adding 5 rebounds. For the season, he has a field goal percentage of 48.6% and is averaging 19.4 points per contest.

Pelicans vs Raptors Trends

  • Across the Pelicans last three road games, the team averaged 108 points per game while allowing 100. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 2-1 straight-up.
  • The Raptors are 3-2 ATS in their last home games and 3-2 straight-up.
  • As the betting underdog, the Raptors have an ATS mark of just 1-2 in their last three games. Toronto posted a straight up mark of 1-2 in these matchups.
  • As the betting favorite, the Pelicans have an ATS record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 2-1.

Pelicans vs Raptors Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +8.5, we recommend going with the Raptors on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 228.5, and our model projects the Pelicans and Raptors to reach a combined total of 225 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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