New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors: 1/2/2021 NBA Betting Preview, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 1, 2021

The New Orleans Pelicans (3-2) and the Toronto Raptors (1-3) play in a matchup with no set line at Smoothie King Center on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 7:30 PM ET on NBA TV. The matchup has an over/under of 225.5.

Betting Information

Pelicans vs Raptors Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
225.5 -117 -111
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Head to Head

Toronto has come out on top in eight of its last 10 head-to-head meetings with New Orleans. The Raptors also have a 2-1 record against the spread when playing the Pelicans.

Pelicans vs Raptors in 2020-21
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/23/2020 Raptors Raptors -4 229.5 -167 139 Regular Season 113-99 NO
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
  • 11/8/2019 DNP – Pelicans: Zion Williamson
  • 10/22/2019 DNP – Pelicans: Zion Williamson
  • Pelicans Betting Information

    • New Orleans has covered in just two of five matchups this season.
    • New Orleans has more often than not combined with its adversaries to fall short of the total, doing so 0 times in 5 contests (0%).
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    Raptors Betting Information

    • Toronto had a 46-36-1 record against the spread, covering in 55.4% of their matchups.
    • Toronto combined with its opponents to hit the over in 49.4% of matchups last season (41 out of 83 contests).
    Bet on the Toronto Raptors to win the NBA Championship.

    Over/Under Analysis

    • The Pelicans and their opponents combined for 225.5 points — this matchup’s point total — in 46 of 72 outings (63.9%) last year.
    • In 31 of 83 opportunities (37.3%) last year, Toronto and its opponents combined to score more than 225.5 points.
    • The Pelicans and the Raptors saw their opponents average a combined 2.1 fewer points per game last season than the over/under of 225.5 set for this game.
    • The average total the Pelicans had set in games last season was 7.5 more points than this outing’s point total.
    • Raptors games last season averaged a total of 218.7 points, 6.8 less than the point total in this matchup.
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    Pelicans Leaders

    • The Pelicans points and assists leader is Brandon Ingram. He puts up 22.6 points per game and dishes out 5.6 assists.
    • New Orleans is led in rebounds by Steven Adams’ 8.8 per game.
    • The Pelicans are led by Ingram from long distance. He connects on 2.4 shots from deep per game.
    • New Orleans’ blocks leader is Adams, who averages 1.2 per game. Lonzo Ball leads the team averaging 1.8 steals an outing.

    Raptors Leaders

    • Pascal Siakam put up 22.9 points per game last season while also adding 7.3 rebounds.
    • Kyle Lowry collected 7.5 assists per game.
    • Lowry had a strong showing from long distance a season ago. He connected on 2.8 shots from deep per game.
    • Fred VanVleet grabbed 1.8 per game. Chris Boucher averaged 1.0 block a contest.
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