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NBA betting line favors Raptors over Pelicans

New Orleans PelicansToronto Raptors
22-28February 10, 2014, 07:00 | Air Canada Centre26-24



Air Canada Centre will feature Raptors vs. Pelicans action on Monday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.

Toronto will face the 22-28 Pelicans, who own a 23-25-2 ATS mark on the season. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). In totals betting, the Raptors are 26-24 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Pelicans are 24-26 favoring the OVER.

View New Orleans Pelicans vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Stats.

Those backing the visitors in this one found the Pelicans listed as 6-point underdogs earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 193.5 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.

The Raptors - Pelicans odds would favor the Raptors if the lines were set according to power ranks. Toronto is rated No. 4 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Pelicans sit at No. 24. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 94-90 win for the Raptors.

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In their last action, New Orleans was a 93-81 loser on the road against the Nets. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (174) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Pelicans endured a 93-81 loss at the hands of the Nets on Sunday, despite a 24-point effort from Anthony Davis at Barclays Center.

The Raptors were a 118-105 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Clippers. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (223) made winners of OVER bettors. Toronto got 36 points from DeMar DeRozan en route to a 118-105 loss at the hands of Toronto on Friday at STAPLES Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pelicans rank No. 18 in the league with 42.72 per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 14 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA’s No. 10-ranked team at 8.3 per game, while the Pelicans rate No. 27 with 5.96 per contest.

Next up:
New Orleans at Milwaukee, Wednesday, February 12th
Toronto home to Atlanta, Wednesday, February 12th

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