Pelicans vs. Raptors Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for November 30 (Defense Reigns Supreme on Wednesday Night)

Pelicans vs. Raptors Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for November 30 (Defense Reigns Supreme on Wednesday Night)


Pelicans vs. Raptors Game Info

  • Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
  • Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Smoothie King Center -- New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Coverage: BSNO and TSN

The 2022-23 NBA season continues on Wednesday with 13 more games, including a battle between the Toronto Raptors and New Orleans Pelicans. The Raptors took care of business in a 100-88 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday. Pascal Siakam led the way with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

Meanwhile, the Pelicans snuck by the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 105-101 victory on Monday. Zion Williamson put together one of his best performances of the season, racking up 23 points (11-of-18 shooting), 8 assists and 8 rebounds. Trey Murphy III chipped in with 20 points (7-of-13 shooting), too.

Pelicans vs. Raptors Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: NO: (+114) | TOR: (-134)
  • Spread: NO: +2 (-106) | TOR: -2 (-114)
  • Total: 221.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Raptors enter this contest as slight road favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 221.5 points, which is below average compared to the rest of Wednesday's projected totals.

Pelicans vs. Raptors Betting Trends

  • The Pelicans have covered the spread in a game 10 times this season (10-10-0).
  • This season, the Raptors have an against-the-spread record of 4-4-1 in their nine games as an underdog of 1 point or more.
  • Pelicans games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under 11 times out of 18 chances this season.
  • Raptors games this season have eclipsed the over/under 44.4% of the time (eight out of 18 games with a set point total).
  • New Orleans owns the same winning percentage against the spread when playing at home (.500) as it does on the road.
  • In 2022-23 against the spread, Toronto has a better winning percentage at home (.625, 5-2-1 record) than away (.400, 4-5-1).

Pelicans vs. Raptors Prediction & Pick

Toronto has been securing wins thanks to a ton of opportunistic scoring. The Raptors rank first in the NBA in terms of steals per game (10.1) and fast break points per game (19.0). They also check in third with a 29.5% offensive rebounding percentage, meaning second chances are easily being created.

That's going to come in handy against a Pelicans squad that has turned the ball over an average of 18.7 times over its last three games. New Orleans is giving up 13.0 offensive rebounds per game during that span as well. It's going to be tough to win without Brandon Ingram and CJ McCollum.

The Raptors are 10-4 straight up in their last 14 games against the Pelicans, so I'll side with the road team.

Final Score Prediction: Pelicans: 105 | Raptors: 110

Pelicans vs. Raptors Best Bet

It'd be negligent to talk about this game without pointing out how well each team's defense has played this year. New Orleans ranks sixth in the NBA in defensive efficiency, while Toronto checks in right behind them in eighth. Both teams rank among the top-12 in points allowed per game as well.

Good defense usually leads to low-scoring contests and that has been true for these teams. The total has hit the under in seven of the Pelicans' last 10 games and in seven of their last eight home games. The under has also cashed in four of the last five meetings between New Orleans and Toronto.

Bet: Under 221.5 Points (-110)

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