Raptors vs. Pelicans Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 23 (Raptors Edge Pelicans in Tight Game)

Raptors vs. Pelicans Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 23 (Raptors Edge Pelicans in Tight Game)


Raptors vs. Pelicans Game Info

  • Date: Thursday, February 23, 2023
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Scotiabank Arena -- Toronto, Ontario
  • Coverage: TSN and BSNO

The New Orleans Pelicans and Toronto Raptors return to action in their first games since the NBA All-Star Break. The 30-29 Pelicans head north of the border seeking a road win to stay above .500, while the 28-31 Raptors are looking to inch closer to .500 with a victory of their own.

Which team on the playoff bubble will emerge victorious tonight? Let's dig in.

Raptors vs. Pelicans Odds & Spread

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Raptors vs Pelicans Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Raptors -3 - - - - - -144 122

Despite having a slightly worse record than the Pelicans, the Raptors are listed as solid home favorites on both the spread and moneyline at FanDuel Sportsbook. This game also features a total of 226 points, which is the second-lowest of Thursday's slate.

Raptors vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

  • The Raptors won 47 games against the spread last season, while failing to cover 35 times.
  • As 3-point underdogs or more, the Pelicans went 24-27 against the spread last season.
  • Raptors games hit the over 41 out of 82 times last season.
  • The Pelicans had 33 of their 82 games go over the point total last year.

Raptors vs. Pelicans Prediction & Pick

New Orleans gets back on the road after splitting a pair of away games right before the break. The Pelicans were starting to heat up before the midseason layoff, winning four of six after a brutal 10-game losing streak.

Toronto has been even hotter, however, winning five of its last six. The Raptors have been playing terrific basketball for a full month now, going 8-4 dating back to Jan. 22.

Momentum appears to be on Toronto's side, as does home-court advantage. The Raptors are a solid 18-13 at Scotiabank Arena this year, whereas the Pelicans are just 10-19 on the road.

Accordingly, we expect those trends to continue with a Toronto win in what should be a close game tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Raptors: 115 | Pelicans: 110

Raptors vs. Pelicans Best Bet

This game features two evenly matched-teams and could go either way based on how well both have been playing lately. Toronto's home-court advantage shouldn't matter quite as much with both teams being well-rested, so we expect New Orleans to at least keep the game close. Take the points with the Pelicans.

Bet: Pelicans +5.5 (-105)

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