On Thursday night, the Toronto Raptors will play their final game of a five-game homestand against the New Orleans Pelicans. Toronto finished the first half of the season with a 123-113 victory over Orlando on Tuesday after winning three of its first four games on the homestand. A four-game road trip that started with a win against Oklahoma City and a loss to the Lakers is currently in its third game for New Orleans.
With a 30-29 record and seventh place in the Western Conference, New Orleans has returned to earth. Last year, the Pelicans surprised everyone by making the playoffs and fell to the Phoenix Suns in six games. After a humiliating 10-game losing skid, New Orleans has won four of its last six games, going 4-2 overall.
With 26.0 points on 60.8 percent of his shots, Zion Williamson leads the squad and is having a great game. Williamson is second on the club with 7.0 rebounds per game in terms of grabs. The bad news is that Williamson will be sidelined indefinitely. CJ McCollum is third on the squad with 21.1 points per game and leads the team with 5.9 assists per game. He also is making 38.5 percent of his shots from beyond the arc.
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Toronto is currently in 10th position in the Eastern Conference with a record of 28-31. In their last six games, Toronto has won five of them. Three of Nick Nurse’s first four seasons as head coach resulted in the team making the playoffs, however that is currently in jeopardy.
With 25.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game, Pascal Siakam is the team’s leader. Siakam missed ten games in the season’s beginning but has since returned to health. With 2.1 steals per game and 16.9 points per game, O.G. Anunoby is fourth on the team. This one raises questions about Anunoby. Despite a slight lull in his hot shooting, Fred Van Vleet still ranks second on the team with 19.7 points.
New Orleans Pelicans vs Toronto Raptors Game Information
- Date: 02/23/2023
- Time: 07:40 PM ET
- Location: Scotiabank Arena.
- How to Watch Pelicans vs Raptors: NBC Sports Boston
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
Pelicans vs Raptors Betting Lines
Raptors are -225according to our Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $44.44. On the other side, Pelicans are +185 according to the Vegas NBA Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $185.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Raptors at a 69.23% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Pelicans have 35.09% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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