Toronto Raptors at New Orleans Pelicans - 2/14/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
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New Orleans Pelicans (22-34) vs Toronto Raptors (31-24)
Game Info: Monday, February 14, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)
Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans +5 -- Over/Under: 222 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Toronto Raptors and New Orleans Pelicans meet Monday in NBA action at the Smoothie King Center. The Toronto Raptors look for a win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The New Orleans Pelicans need a win after losing six of their last 10 games.
The Toronto Raptors are averaging 108.4 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Fred VanVleet is averaging 21.6 points and 7.2 assists, while Pascal Siakam is averaging 21.4 points and 8.6 rebounds. OG Anunoby is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Trent Jr. is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.1 rebounds per game.
The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 105.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 109.1 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Brandon Ingram is averaging 22.9 points and 5.8 rebounds, while Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 18.1 points and 11.6 rebounds. Devonte’ Graham is the third double-digit scorer and Herbert Jones is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 79.2 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game.
The Raptors are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games and 23-7 ATS in their last 30 games overall. The Pelicans are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-2 in Raptors last 7 overall. The under is 7-1-1 in Pelicans last 9 overall. The Raptors are 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings in New Orleans.
The New Orleans Pelicans have shown flashes here and there, but nothing has been consistent, and it makes them a tough team to trust against respectable opponents. The Toronto Raptors have quietly been one of the hotter teams over the last few weeks, and they've been covering machines. The Raptors are 17-9 against the spread on the road on the season, and they've covered 23 of their last 30 games overall. Not stepping in front of that. Give me the Raptors and the small number.
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Randy’s Pick Toronto Raptors -5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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