Raptors vs Pelicans Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Thursday, February 23, 2023

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The Toronto Raptors (28-31) host the New Orleans Pelicans (30-29) at Scotiabank Arena on Thursday, February 23, 2023. The contest tips at 7:30 PM ET and airs on TSN. The Pelicans are 6-point underdogs in the game. The point total is set as 226 points in this outing.

How to bet Raptors vs. Pelicans

Toronto Raptors vs. New Orleans Pelicans Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 6 points, with bookmakers listing the Raptors as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, the Raptors have -226 odds to pick up the win, while the Pelicans are listed at +186 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 226 points.

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Raptors vs. Pelicans Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Thursday, February 23, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TSN
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Arena: Scotiabank Arena

Raptors vs. Pelicans Betting Trends

The Raptors have 28 wins against the spread in 59 games this season. Toronto has been the favorite in 34 games this season and has come away with the win 19 times (55.9%) in those contests. Raptors games this year have eclipsed the over/under 54.2% of the time (32 out of 59 games with a set point total).

The Pelicans have played 59 games, with 28 wins against the spread. New Orleans has been the underdog on the moneyline 30 total times this season. NOLA has gone 10-20 in those games. Pelicans games this season have gone over the total in 32 of 59 opportunities (54.2%).

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Potential Starting Lineups and Key Players

Raptors

Raptors Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Pascal Siakam 49 25.2 7.8 6.1 0.8 0.6 1.4
Fred VanVleet 50 19.7 4.3 6.6 1.6 0.6 3
Gary Trent Jr. 50 18.6 2.6 1.6 1.7 0.3 2.6
OG Anunoby 45 16.9 5.5 2 2.1 0.8 1.9
Scottie Barnes 56 15.6 7.1 4.9 1 0.9 0.9

Pelicans

Pelicans Leaders
Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Brandon Ingram 24 22.4 5 4.9 0.8 0.5 1.5
CJ McCollum 52 21.1 4.3 5.9 1 0.6 2.8
Jonas Valančiūnas 58 14.4 9.7 1.7 0.3 0.5 0.5
Trey Murphy III 56 12.9 3.7 1.3 1 0.5 2.2
Josh Richardson 44 11.3 2.8 3.2 1.1 0.3 1.7
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Raptors: Otto Porter: Out (Foot), Thaddeus Young: Questionable (Knee), OG Anunoby: Questionable (Wrist)

Pelicans: Larry Nance: Probable (Groin), Zion Williamson: Out (Hamstring), Dyson Daniels: Probable (Ankle)

What you need to know about the Toronto Raptors

Toronto is 19th in the NBA with 113.3 points per game so far this year. At the other end, it ranks 11th with 112.5 points allowed per contest. The Raptors post 113.6 points per game in home games, compared to 113 points per game in away games, a difference of 0.6 points per contest. In their last 10 games, the Raptors have been scoring 116.7 points per contest, an average that’s a little higher than the 113.3 they’ve scored over the course of the 2022-23 season.

Toronto, who is 22nd in the league with 10.9 made threes per game, is shooting just 33.6% from three-point land, which is fourth-worst in the NBA. Of the shots attempted by the Raptors in 2022-23, 64.4% of them have been two-pointers (73.8% of the team’s made baskets) and 35.6% have been three-pointers (26.2%).

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What you need to know about the New Orleans Pelicans

Offensively New Orleans is the 11th-ranked team in the NBA (114.9 points per game). On defense it is 16th (113.5 points conceded per game). In 2022-23 the Pelicans are scoring 1.2 more points per game at home (115.5) than away (114.3). The Pelicans have fared worse offensively over their past 10 games, posting 112.7 points per contest, 2.2 fewer points their than season average of 114.9.

New Orleans makes 10.8 3-pointers per game and shoots 35.5% from beyond the arc, ranking 23rd and 19th, respectively, in the league. The Pelicans take 34.4% percent of their shots from behind the 3-point line, and 65.6% percent from inside it. In terms of makes, 25.5% of the Pelicans’ buckets are 3-pointers, and 74.5% are 2-pointers.

Raptors vs. Pelicans Predictions and Pick

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WRITTEN BY

Luis Escalante

Luis has been a regular contributor to 4for4 since 2014 and is currently the Director of Strategy at Betsperts Group. Luis comes from an analytics background, leveraging his data skills with multiple years of experience in NFL, fantasy football, daily fantasy sports, and betting.

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