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Toronto Raptors vs. New Orleans Pelicans Prediction: Injury Report, Starting 5s, Betting Odds & Spreads - November 30 | 2022-23 NBA Season

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Toronto Raptors vs. New Orleans Pelicans Prediction

The Smoothie King Center plays host to the clash between the Toronto Raptors and the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday (November 30) in NBA Regular Season action.

The two sides have similar records at this stage of the season as the Raptors have gone 11-9 while the Pelicans have gone 12-8. The Pelicans are currently third in the Western Conference standings after winning their last game 105-101 against the OKC Thunder. The Raptors are sixth in the East and on a two-game win streak. The betting odds and predictions are as follows:

The Pelicans come into this game on the back of a crucial win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. It was thorough domination by the Pelicans, scoring the majority of their points from within the arc. They outscored the Thunder 60-36 from inside the paint. Once again, Zion Williamson stepped up and delivered a match-winning performance. He led his team in scoring, scoring 23 points in addition to eight assists (career-high) and eight boards.

The Pelicans have been solid this season, rated as the sixth-best offense and fifth-best defense in the league, with a net ranking of 4th in the NBA. They have scored nearly 117 points per game, which is the fifth-best tally in the entire NBA. Their offensive numbers are this impressive due to their shotmaking efficiency, going 48.4% from the field and 38% from three.

The Raptors come into this game in great form, having won both of their last two games against very strong opponents in the Dallas Mavericks and the Cleveland Cavaliers. They have a top-10 ranked defense allowing the fewest field goal makes of any team in the entire NBA this season. They are also forcing the second-most turnovers from their opponents while committing the fewest themselves.

Pascal Siakam has been their best player by a distance this season. During his absence due to injury, the entire Raptors squad became dysfunctional but now that he is back they look like their old selves once again. Even after such a lengthy absence, he is still leading the team in points, rebounds, and assists for the season, averaging 24-9.5-7.4 so far.


Toronto Raptors vs. New Orleans Pelicans Match Details

Fixture: Toronto Raptors @ New Orleans Pelicans

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 30, 8:00 p.m. EST

Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana


Toronto Raptors vs. New Orleans Pelicans Injury Report

TEAM

PLAYER

INJURY

STATUS

New Orleans Pelicans

Brandon Ingram

Toe

Out

One major absentee for the game is Pelicans’ Brandon Ingram, who is out with a toe injury until mid-December.


Toronto Raptors vs. New Orleans Pelicans Betting Odds & Spreads

TEAMS

SPREAD

TOTAL

MONEYLINE

Toronto Raptors

-1 (-110)

Over 222.5 (-109)

-115

New Orleans Pelicans

+1 (-110)

Under 222.5 (-111)

-105


Toronto Raptors vs. New Orleans Pelicans Starting 5s

New Orleans Pelicans: PG Jose Alvarado SG Trey Murphy SF Herbert Jones PF Z. Williamson C J. Valanciunas

Toronto Raptors: PG Fred VanVleet SG OG Anunoby SF J. Hernangomez PF Pascal Siakam C T. Young


Toronto Raptors vs. New Orleans Pelicans Betting Prediction

This game has the prospect of being an extremely close-fought contest. Both sides are evenly matched and cancel each other’s strengths out. The Pelicans do hold a slight advantage, being the hosts, and have quite a strong record to go with it. They have a 70% win rate at the Smoothie King Center and should just about edge this one as well.

Pelicans: -105

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