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Toronto Raptors vs. New Orleans Pelicans 12/23/2020 Betting Preview: Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on December 23, 2020

The Toronto Raptors (0-0) play the New Orleans Pelicans (0-0) as 4-point favorites on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 7:30 PM ET on FS-NO. The over/under in the matchup is set at 229.5.

Betting Information

Raptors vs Pelicans Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Raptors -4 -110 -110 229.5 -110 -110
Place a bet on Toronto Raptors or the New Orleans Pelicans for Wednesday’s game.

Head to Head

Toronto holds a 9-1 record in the last 10 head-to-head matchups against New Orleans. The Raptors also have a 2-0 record against the spread when taking on the Pelicans.

Raptors vs Pelicans in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
11/8/2019 Raptors Pelicans -2.5 232.5 -139 117 Regular Season 122-104 TOR
10/22/2019 Raptors Raptors -6.5 229 -278 226 Regular Season 130-122 TOR
3/8/2019 Pelicans Regular Season 127-104 TOR
11/12/2018 Raptors Regular Season 126-110 NO
11/15/2017 Pelicans Regular Season 125-116 TOR
11/9/2017 Raptors Regular Season 122-118 TOR
3/8/2017 Pelicans Regular Season 94-87 TOR
1/31/2017 Raptors Regular Season 108-106 TOR
3/26/2016 Pelicans Regular Season 115-91 TOR
11/13/2015 Raptors Regular Season 100-81 TOR
  • 11/8/2019 DNP – Pelicans: Zion Williamson
  • 10/22/2019 DNP – Pelicans: Zion Williamson
  • Raptors Betting Information

    • Against the spread, Toronto was strong last season, posting a 46-36-1 record.
    • The Raptors posted a winning record of 22-17-1 against the spread when the spread was -4 or bigger.
    • Toronto and its opponents converted the over just 41 times in 83 (49.4%) games last season.
    Bet on the Toronto Raptors to win the NBA Championship.

    Pelicans Betting Information

    • New Orleans’ record against the spread was 34-34-4.
    • The Pelicans fared well as a 4-point underdog, going 11-5-1 against the spread when they were at least 4-point underdogs.
    • In most of New Orleans’ games this season, the teams combined to hit the over (38 out of 72 games, 52.8%).
    Bet on the New Orleans Pelicans to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • In 27 of 83 games (32.5%) last year, the Raptors and their opponents combined for this matchup’s over/under of 229.5 points.
    • New Orleans played in 38 games last year (out of 72 total matchups — 52.8% of opportunities) where they and their opponents combined to score more than 229.5 points.
    • The two teams averaged a combined 1.4 less points per game last season (228.1) than this matchup’s over/under of 229.5 points.
    • Opponents of these two teams averaged a combined 223.4 points per game last season, 6.1 fewer than the point total for this game.
    • The average total the Raptors had set in games last season was 10.8 less points than this outing’s point total.
    • Pelicans games last season averaged a total of 233 points, 3.5 more than the point total in this matchup.
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    Raptors Leaders

    • Pascal Siakam put up 22.9 points per game last season and added 7.3 rebounds a contest.
    • Kyle Lowry racked up 7.5 assists per game.
    • Lowry made 2.8 threes per game a season ago.
    • Fred VanVleet averaged 1.8 steals per game. Chris Boucher collected 1.0 block a game.

    Pelicans Leaders

    • Brandon Ingram put up 23.8 points per game last season.
    • Steven Adams grabbed 9.2 rebounds per game and Lonzo Ball averaged 7.0 assists per game .
    • JJ Redick was prolific from the three-point line a season ago, knocking down 3.0 per game.
    • Ball averaged 1.4 steals per game. Adams collected 1.1 blocks a game.
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