3-Game NBA POWER SWEEP
Toronto vs. New Orleans,
11/08/2019 20:00 EDT,
Score: 122 - 104
Total: -110/+233 Over
8* Over Raptors/Pelicans (8:05 ET): New Orleans is no stranger to high totals. When they faced the Rockets a few weeks ago, we took the Over at 238.5 and cashed by double digits. Their last game had a total of 239.5 and it too went Over (lost 135-125 to Brooklyn). All but one Pelicans' game this season has gone Over as oddsmakers struggle to make these numbers high enough. This one still isn't high enough. Take the Over.
While the Pelicans find themselves at 1-6 SU, Toronto has played pretty well in a 5-2 start. Remember Kawhi Leonard took off for LA, so it's supposed to be a big step back for the reigning NBA Champs. But I still see them finishing top five in the East pretty easily. The Raptors' only two losses so far were at Boston and Milwaukee. They had three days rest after losing to the Bucks and scored 124 pts in a win over Sacramento Wednesday. That game saw them shoot 55% from the field.
New Orleans is averaging 119.3 PPG, yet is still 1-6 SU. That should tell you all you need to know about the kind of defense they play, which is to say it's non-existent. Last year, they were tied for worst in points per game allowed (116.8) in the Western Conference, so they've actually regressed. Right now they are dead last, giving up 124.3 PPG. This is the rematch of the season opener in Toronto, won by the Raptors 130-122. While that game did go to OT, the Pelicans have twice allowed more points in regulation this season. Toronto just allowed Sacramento to make a franchise-record 20 three-pointers in its last game. 8* Over Raptors/Pelicans