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Raptors Have Owned Pelicans in Recent Years

While the majority of the NBA is embracing small ball, the New Orleans Pelicans have heavily featured their dynamic duo of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins and have proven to be too big for a lot of opponents. The big men will try to lead the Pelicans to their fourth straight win when they travel north of the border to visit the Toronto Raptors on Thursday.

MyBookie opened the Raps as 5-point home favorites with a total of 214.5.

SHARK BITES
  • The Raptors are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games as favorite.
  • The Pelicans are 1-3 ATS in their last four games against the Raptors.
  • The Pelicans are 5-15 SU in their last 20 games against teams with winning records.

Davis and Cousins combined for 69 points and 27 boards in a 117-112 win over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday while overcoming a 14-point deficit in the process. New Orleans has consistently out-rebounded opposing squads this season thanks to the efforts of Cousins (13.6 rebounds) and Davis (12.8). Cousins is averaging 25.7 points and 15.3 boards over the last three contests while Davis is putting up 31.3 points and 14.3 rebounds on the road trip.

After ranking sixth in the Association a year ago at 44.9 percent, the Raptors have allowed opponents to shoot 45.9 percent from the floor this season – 20th in the NBA. Toronto held a 20-point lead at halftime vs the Chicago Bulls at home on Tuesday before squandering it in the second half, but they did hang on to win 119-114.

The Dinos have done a great job knocking off the Pellies over the years, as Toronto has swept the two-game season series in each of the last two campaigns.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Toronto Raptors opened as 5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 216.5 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

A 107-105 result in favor of the Raptors is the prediction by the OddsShark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

New Orleans Pelicans vs Toronto Raptors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New Orleans Pelicans will try to spoil the party on Thursday; they are 7-4 against the betting spread this NBA season, while the Toronto Raptors are 6-4 ATS. New Orleans is 5-6 vs the betting total points scored; Toronto is 5-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs New Orleans injuries news.

The OddsShark betting Power Rankings have the Raptors at No. 7 and the Pelicans at No. 23 heading into this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting New Orleans Pelicans rank No. 10 in the league with 45.73 per game. That compares with Toronto's No. 25 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA's No. 22-ranked team at 9.9 per game, while the New Orleans Pelicans rate No. 13 with 10.27 per contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pacers were burned for 37 points by Anthony Davis on Tuesday as the Pelicans picked up a 117-112 win at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Jonas Valanciunas scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds for a double-double, leading Toronto over Chicago, 119-114, on Tuesday at Air Canada Centre.

Betting Trends
  • New Orleans is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • New Orleans is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New Orleans' last 5 games
  • New Orleans is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Toronto is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Toronto is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home
  • Toronto is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New Orleans home to Los Angeles, Saturday, November 11
Toronto at Boston, Sunday, November 12

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