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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
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total Odds
Raptors-4-110-110229.5-110-110
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
DateFavoriteHome TeamSpreadTotalFavorite MoneylineUnderdog MoneylineGame TypeResult
11/8/2019RaptorsPelicans-2.5232.5-139117Regular Season122-104 TOR
10/22/2019RaptorsRaptors-6.5229-278226Regular Season130-122 TOR
3/8/2019PelicansRegular Season127-104 TOR
11/12/2018RaptorsRegular Season126-110 NO
11/15/2017PelicansRegular Season125-116 TOR
11/9/2017RaptorsRegular Season122-118 TOR
3/8/2017PelicansRegular Season94-87 TOR
1/31/2017RaptorsRegular Season108-106 TOR
3/26/2016PelicansRegular Season115-91 TOR
11/13/2015RaptorsRegular Season100-81 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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