Raptors vs Pelicans Pick & NBA Odds Prediction

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on Friday,March 25, 2016 10:41, EST in

In a National Basketball Association game slated for Saturday March 26th, the Toronto Raptors will take on the New Orleans Pelicans. Coming into Friday’s action, the Toronto Raptors held a 48-22 record. The Raptors are on top in the Atlantic Division, and second in the Eastern Conference. Toronto is playing their second of back to back games; as they are in Houston Friday night. For the New Orleans Pelicans, they are 26-44 on the season. After making the postseason a season ago, the Pelicans will not make it this season. The Pelicans are 12th in the West, ahead of only Minnesota, Phoenix and the Lakers.

Raptors vs Pelicans Pick & NBA Odds Prediction

  • When: Saturday, March 26 at 7:00 PM EST
  • Where: Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA
  • TV: FSNOLA
  • Radio: WRNO 99.5FM
  • Stream Option: NBAStream.com
  • NCAAB Odds: TBA

Why Bet on the New Orleans Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans are playing the remainder of their season without the services of their top big man Anthony Davis. New Orleans big man is scoring 24 points per game, and more than 10 rebounds per game. The Pelicans have been brutal on the defensive end, allowing 106.5 points per game. New Orleans comes into the game as losers of three of their last four games. The lone win for the Pelicans during that streak came at home over the Los Angeles Clippers. New Orleans won 45 games a season ago.

Why Bet on the Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors are going to be a tough team to eliminate come postseason. The Raptors have a great home court advantage, and great guard play. The Raptors are coming off a road loss in Boston, which snapped their four game winning streak. Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan have been the great duo for Toronto, with DeRozan scoring 23.7 points per game. The Raptors are scoring 102.7 points per game, while allowing 98.2. Toronto won 48 and 49 the previous two seasons, and are at 48 this season with 12 to play.

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

The Toronto Raptors need to find ways to keep that second seed in the Eastern Conference, and possible still catch the Cavaliers. Toronto has great guard play, and will go against a shorthanded Pelicans team. New Orleans is playing like a team that is just ready for the season to come to an end. Despite this game being in the South, the Toronto RAptors should have an easy time winning this game. The bet for this game is the Toronto Raptors -6.5 over the New Orleans Pelicans. Our final score prediction is Toronto 100 and New Orleans 87.