Pelicans vs Raptors Prediction NBA Picks 3/5/24

Toronto Raptors (23-38) vs New Orleans Pelicans (36-25)

Game Info: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

Betting Odds: Toronto Raptors +8.5 -- Over/Under: 231 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The New Orleans Pelicans look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Toronto Raptors look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. Here’s a New Orleans Pelicans vs Toronto Raptors prediction.

New Orleans Pelicans Betting Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans recently beat the Knicks while losing to the Bulls and Pacers. The New Orleans Pelicans are averaging 116.2 points on 48.8 percent shooting and allowing 111.7 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Zion Williamson is averaging 22.1 points and 5.5 rebounds, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 21.9 points and 5 rebounds. CJ McCollum is the third double-digit scorer and Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.5 rebounds. The New Orleans Pelicans are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 76.4 percent from the free throw line. The New Orleans Pelicans are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 44.4 rebounds per game.

Toronto Raptors Betting Preview

The Toronto Raptors recently beat the Hornets while losing to the Mavericks and Warriors. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 114.4 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 117.6 points on 48.6 percent shooting. RJ Barrett is averaging 20.8 points and 6.4 rebounds, while Scottie Barnes is averaging 19.9 points and 8.2 rebounds. Immanuel Quickley is the third double-digit scorer, and Gary Trent Jr. is dishing 1.5 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.8 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 37.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game.

Toronto Raptors Player Facts

  • Kelly Olynyk ranks 5th amongst qualified Centers for assists per game (4.2) this season.
  • Gary Trent Jr. ranks 11th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for 3P% (40.8%) this season.

New Orleans Pelicans Player Facts

  • C.J. McCollum ranks 4th amongst qualified players for three-pointers made Per Game (3.4) this season.
  • Herb Jones ranks 11th amongst qualified players for 3P% (42.9%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Raptors rank 1st for fast break points (1154) this season.
  • The Raptors rank 1st for fast break points per game (18.9) this season.
  • The Pelicans rank 2nd in the league for opponent three-point percentage this season (34.6%).
  • The Pelicans rank 29th in the league for opponent three-point field goals attempts per game this season (38.7).

New Orleans Pelicans vs Toronto Raptors prediction

The Toronto Raptors are just one of those inconsistent teams, you're never sure which side is going to show up. What we do know is the Raptors are 13-18 SU at home this season, and that's not great. The New Orleans Pelicans need to take advantage of games like this if they're going to gain ground in the standings, and they beat the Raptors last month by 38 points. The Pelicans are quietly a profitable 33-27-1 ATS on the season. Thick line, especially for a road team, but I'm going to side with the more trustworthy Pelicans.

Randy’s Pick New Orleans Pelicans -8.5

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