Raptors vs Pelicans Prediction NBA Picks 2/5/24

New Orleans Pelicans (28-21) vs Toronto Raptors (17-31)

Game Info: Monday, February 5, 2024 at 8:00 pm (Smoothie King Center)

Betting Odds: New Orleans Pelicans -11.5 -- Over/Under: 235.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Toronto Raptors need a win after losing 7 of their last 8 games. The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans prediction.

Toronto Raptors Betting Preview

The Toronto Raptors recently beat the Bulls, but they’re coming off losses to the Rockets and Thunder. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 114.6 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 117.3 points on 48.8 percent shooting. RJ Barrett is averaging 21 points and 7.1 rebounds, while Scottie Barnes is averaging 20.3 points and 8.1 rebounds. Immanuel Quickley is the third double-digit scorer, and Dennis Schroder is dishing 6.2 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.6 rebounds per game. The Raptors will take on the Hornets after this game.

New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans rebounded from a loss to the Celtics with wins over the Rockets and Spurs. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 116.4 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 112.9 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 22.3 points and 5.5 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 21.4 points and 5 rebounds. CJ McCollum is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.7 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76.3 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game. The Pelicans will meet the Clippers after this one.

New Orleans Pelicans Player Facts

  • C.J. McCollum ranks 6th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (3.4) this season.
  • Zion Williamson ranks 4th in the Western Conference amongst qualified players for FG% (58.9%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Pelicans rank 30th in the league for opponent three-point field goals attempts per game this season (39.4).
  • The Pelicans rank 1st in the league for Q2 opponent points per game this season (26.4).
  • The Raptors rank 2nd in the league for assists per game this season (29.5).
  • The Raptors rank 29th in the league for free throw percentage this season (74.5%).

Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans prediction

I don't love laying double-digit chalk in the NBA, but the Toronto Raptors are free-falling and playing on the end of a back to back with a game that included overtime isn't going to help. The New Orleans Pelicans are healthy for the most part, and they've been profitable for bettors this season with a 27-21-1 ATS record. Again, thick number, but the Raptors are a tough sell in their current form and the schedule spot doesn't improve things. Give me the Pels and the chalk.

Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans -11.5

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