New Orleans Pelicans vs Toronto Raptors 1/9/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

New Orleans Pelicans vs Toronto Raptors 1/9/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Toronto Raptors are hosting the New Orleans Pelicans at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at 18:00 ET in this battle between two teams that are sitting outside the playoff places of their respective conference.

 

The Raptors have five consecutive wins, while the Raptors are coming off a win that ended their previous three-game losing streak. 

 

The Raptors have a 19-17 record so far this season and are sitting on the 11th place of the East. They are 20-16 against the spread and 23-13 in over/under.

 

They are coming off a home victory against the Utah Jazz with a 122-108 score, beating the odds, even though they shot worse than their opponents from the field (45% to 48%). Six of their players scored double digits, including all five of their starters, led by Fred Van Vleet with 37 points, adding team-highs both in rebounding with 10 and in assists made with 10. 

 

He leads the team both in scoring with 21.7 ppg and in dimes made with 6.8, adding 5 boards per game. Pascal Siakam adds 20.3 ppg, 4.4 assists and a team-high 8.3 boards per game.  

 

The Raptors average 108.3 ppg offensively while allowing 106.8 ppg defensively. They have a 44.1% field goal percentage and a 34.5% 3-point percentage.

 

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Toronto Raptors Predictions 1/9/2022

 

The Pelicans have a 14-25 record this season and are tied with the Oklahoma City Thunder in the third to last place of the West. They are 17-22 against the spread and 17-21-1 in over/under.

 

They are coming off a home victory against the Golden State Warriors with a 101-96 score, beating the odds. Brandon Ingram led the way with 32 points, adding team-highs both in rebounding with 11 and in assists made with 6.  

 

He leads the team in scoring with 22.6 ppg, adding 6.2 rebounds and 5 assists per game. Jonas Valanciunas follows with 18.6 ppg and a team-high 11.9 rebounds per game. 

 

The Pelicans average 105.3 ppg offensively while allowing 110.3 ppg defensively. They have a 43.4% field goal percentage and a 33.4% 3-point percentage.

 

The Pelicans won both meetings against the Raptors last season. At home with a 120-116 score and on the road with 99-113. The Raptors have a 11-10 home record this season, while the Pelicans are 6-14 on the road.

 

The Raptors have been playing much better lately and the Pelicans’ good play of late is not sustainable. I’m going to pick the hosting Raptors to beat the odds today.    

 

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New Orleans Pelicans vs Toronto Raptors 1/9/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Time: 18:00 ET 

 

Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada

 

Date: Sunday, January 9, 2022

 

TV: –

 

NBA Odds/Point Spread: Toronto Raptors -8.5

 

NBA Totals: 221.5

 

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