Raptors vs Pelicans Picks & NBA Friday Predictions

Raptors vs Pelicans Picks & NBA Friday Predictions

Raptors vs Pelicans Picks & NBA Friday Predictions

We have Raptors vs Pelicans Picks & NBA Friday Predictions for the game on November 8 in New Orleans.

The NBA weekend kicks off with a fixture between the reigning NBA Champions and the side rooted to the bottom of the Western Conference.

But, could the Pelicans get their season back on track with a home win against the Toronto Raptors?

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New Orleans Pelicans Form

The New Orleans Pelicans have endured a very difficult start to the new NBA season, and that is highlighted by their position at the foot of the Western Conference.

They have won just one of their fixtures this season and have lost the remaining six. Their away form has been the Achilles heel as they have lost all four of their games on the road this term.

The Pelicans home form is slightly better as they have won one of their three games in New Orleans. That victory came in their last game at home when they overcame the Denver Nuggets to win 122-107.

However, since that night they have lost their last two against the Thunder and Nets. The latter of which was their last outing on the court and they fell to a 135-125 defeat.

The Pelicans were led by a 40-point haul by Brendon Ingram, but none of his team mates could even get to half of that tally. The next best was the 15 recorded by Jrue Holiday and Lonzo Ball.

The points will need to be spread out more if they are to have any chance in this game.

Toronto Raptors Form

The Toronto Raptors will be quietely happy with their start to the new season. The performances of Kyle Lowry and Pascal Siakam have made up for the loss of Kawhi Leonard.

Both of the Raptors men put in mesmeric shifts in their last two outings on the court. Regardless, it is still hard to see the Raptors as potential champions again, but they will be at least a playoff chance.

They currently sit in fifth in the Eastern Conference after winning four of their six games this season. A three-match winning run was brought to an end in their last game against the Milwaukee Bucks, where a late comeback attempt fell short.

Lowry scored 36 points in that game, while Siakam recorded 16. If the two stars can perform in New Orleans, it should be a win for the Raptors.

Raptors vs Pelicans Head-to-Head

The Raptors hold the advantage in the overall record having won on 24 occasions compared to the 14 recorded by the Pelicans.

The Raptors won the only game last season 130-120 after overtime.

New Orleans Pelicans Team News

The Pelicans will be without Lonzo Ball, Zion Williamson and Darius Miller for the visit of the Raptors.

Toronto Raptors Team News

Patrick McCaw will be the only player missing for the Raptors, and he will remain out until December.

Raptors vs Pelicans Picks & NBA Friday Predictions

This should be a particularly hard nights work for the Raptors as they have more than enough about them to get a big win against the Pelicans.

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Alex Dudley
Alex Dudley
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