While the Toronto Raptors have benefitted from playing some good teams without their best players in 2022, the fact that they’ve started the year this hot is very encouraging. The latest Raptors odds seem to believe that Fred VanVleet and company will pick yet another victory against a Western Conference team.
Toronto will match up against Jonas Valanciunas and the New Orleans Pelicans in his return to Canada. In addition to Zion Williamson remaining out with his foot injury, rotation players like Kira Lewis Jr. and Josh Hart are not with the team due to injuries or contact tracing.
While Willie Green and the Pelicans might not be at full strength, Valanciunas and Brandon Ingram will provide more than enough offensive firepower to compete with a Raptors team that needed a VanVleet masterpiece to get bailed out against the Jazz reserves.
Will Toronto send Valanciunas back to Louisiana with a loss on the back of a complete offensive performance? Will New Orleans pull off an upset and hand Toronto their first loss in 2022?
New Orleans Pelicans vs Toronto Raptors Odds, Spread, Over/Under
The latest odds from WynnBET have Toronto as -8.0 favorites against the spread, with this squad -110 (bet $110 to win $100) to cover. Toronto is -360 on the moneyline, while New Orleans checks at +280 (bet $100 to win $280).
The over-under in this contest is 222, with the under coming in at -110 and the over listed at -110. Even with some big names missing this game for New Orleans, both of these teams should be able to pile up the points.
Raptors Starting Lineup Tonight
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Raptors Injury Report
Yuta Watanabe is in the league’s COVID-19 protocols. David Johnson and Goran Dragic are still not with the team.
Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans Prediction
After a very slow start to the season, the Pelicans have been playing just under .500 basketball in the last few months. As a result of this, Toronto won’t be able to walk all over them due to the fact they have some offensive weapons that can take over a game.
However, with Toronto’s starting lineup together once again and VanVleet playing at an All-Star level, Nick Nurse and the rest of this team should be prepared to lay waste to a suspect defense and take home yet another victory at an empty Scotiabank Arena.
Raptors 115, Pelicans 103
What channel is the Toronto Raptors game on?
Sunday’s game will be broadcast at 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT on TSN for Canadian audiences as well as Bally Sports New Orleans for American fans.
Toronto Raptors vs New Orleans Pelicans Live Stream
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Raptors Next Game and Schedule
Toronto will end their homestand against the Suns before heading on the road to take on the Pistons and Bucks. They will face Kyle Lowry’s Miami Heat for the first time.
Jan. 11 vs. Phoenix
Jan. 14 @ Detroit
Jan. 15 @ Milwaukee
Jan. 17 @ Miami