Sat. Jul 31st, 2021

Strategy: Cover Dog

Alert: Pelicans down 10 points

New Orleans Pelicans (1-0, 1-0 Away) @ Toronto Raptors (0-1, 0-1 Home)

Final Score: 113 – 99

Line: TOR -3.5

 

The Raptors were heavily favored before the game in their home season opener. The Pelicans on the other side had a lot to prove with a refreshed roster featuring Zion Williamson. You could have taken the ML or spread pregame here as a value pick. The Raptors have a solid roster themselves and they got off to a hot start ending the first quarter up by 3 points. The second quarter involved a few back forth runs where the Raptor lead maxed out at 11 points with the Raptors ending the first half up by 7 points.

The Raptors began the third quarter on a scoring run to build the lead back to 11 points. With about 7 minutes and change left in the third quarter the Pelicans went on a scoring run of their own to build their own double digit lead to win by 14 points.

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