Raptors vs. Pelicans Free Pick
Can the Toronto Raptors go on the road and cover a big spread against the New Orleans Pelicans? Here’s our thoughts on this 7PM ET contest.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Raptors are heavily favored on the road tonight, as they are getting odds of -9 points against the Pelicans. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 202.5 points.
Toronto is 48-23 on the season, 19-15 on the road and 38-33 against the spread. New Orleans is 26-45 overall, 18-17 at home and 30-41 against the spread. Toronto won the lone meeting with New Orleans this season, 100-81 at home back on Nov. 13. The Raptors are 7-2-1 ATS in the last 10 games of this series.
The Raptors are in a little skid right now, having lost two straight and failed to cover in three straight. The Pelicans have lost seven of their last nine, but have covered in three of their last five. The spread is big tonight, but Toronto will be looking to get back on track and continue a push for the top seed in the East. They are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on no rest while the Pelicans are 6-18 ATS in their last 24 games following a cover.
SATURDAY’S NBA FREE PICK: TORONTO RAPTORS -9