Where: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
When: Friday, November 8, 8:00 PM. ET.
The New Orleans Pelicans will be trying to snap their two-game losing streak when they take on the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.
Raptors Going For Second Consecutive WinThe Raptors managed to bounce back from their loss to the Milwaukee Bucks with a win over the Sacramento Kings in their last game. They will try to keep the momentum going and pick up their second win in a row when they face the Pelicans on Friday.
Toronto has played well offensively, averaging 114.6 points per game, which is ninth in the league. The team is shooting 46.5 percent from the field and 39.8 percent from three-point range.
Pascal Siakam leads the team with 25.6 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. Kyle Lowry is averaging 24 points and 6.7 assists per game, while Fred VanVleet is averaging 15.6 points and 6.9 assists per game.
The Raptors have also played well on the defensive end, holding opponents to 108.7 points per game, which is 11th in the league. However, they have struggled in their last three games and are giving up 116 points per game. They will need to get back to playing well on defense if they want to beat the high-scoring Pelicans on Friday.
Pelicans Trying To Snap Two-Game Losing Streak To RaptorsThe Pelicans have only one win this season, but they have been an interesting team to watch because they have played well offensively. The team has lost its last two games and will be trying to snap their losing streak with a win over the Raptors, which will also snap their two-game losing streak to Toronto.
As previously mentioned, the pelicans have played well offensively and are averaging 119.3 points per game, which is fourth in the league. The team is shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 37.9 percent from three-point range.
Brandon Ingram leads the Pelicans with 25.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game. Jrue Holiday is averaging 14.2 points and six assists per game, while Josh Hart is averaging 13.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per game.
New Orleans hasn’t played well defensively, giving up 124.3 points per game, which is 30th in the league. They gave up 135 points in their loss to Brooklyn and will need to do a better job if they want to snap their losing streak on Friday.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: Toronto is:
- 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
- 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Western Conference.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Covers.com, are: New Orleans is:
- 1-7 ATS in their last 8 vs. NBA Atlantic Division.
- 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- 1-10 ATS in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference teams.