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Friday, November 8, 2019 at 8:05pm EST
Smoothie King Center, New Orleans
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Toronto Raptors vs. New Orleans Pelicans

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 Win

The 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 Raptors

The 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.

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The Pelicans have been fun to watch because they play well on the offensive end. However, they are the worst defensive team in the league, which is why they have only one win so far and why they will lose to the Raptors on Friday. With the Pelicans averaging 119.3 points per game, they have enough firepower to keep up with the Raptors. But, the Raptors are holding opponents to 108.7 points per game, which will allow them to pull away from the Pelicans in this game.

Prediction: Toronto Raptors

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The Raptors are averaging 114.6 points per game this season and will go over their season average against the Pelicans, who are giving up 124.3 points per game. The Pelicans are averaging 119.3 points per game. Even though the Raptors are holding opponents to 108.7 points per game, the Pelicans should be able to come close to their season average because the raptors have struggled defensively in their last three games and are giving up 116 points per game during that span, which is why the over makes the most sense here.

Prediction: Over

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The Raptors will win the first half of this game because they have outplayed the Pelicans in the first half of their last three games, averaging 60 points per game while the Pelicans average 55.3 points per game.

Prediction: Toronto Raptors

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The Pelicans and Raptors are averaging 115.3 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and they will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.