The New Orleans Pelicans (1-6) host the Toronto Raptors (5-2) in the NBA at the Smoothie King Center on Friday evening.
The Pelicans have a 1-6 record coming into this game and were beaten yet again on Monday night when they went down 135-125 on the road to the Brooklyn Nets although there were some positives to take from the game.
Brandon Ingram scored a career-best 40 points for the Pelicans, Jrue Holiday and Lonzo Ball each scoring 15 points and Josh Hart adding a further 14. It was a crazy game, with the Pelicans also scoring a franchise-record 48 points in the third quarter.
The Toronto Raptors were last in action on Wednesday night, when they won 124-120 at home to the Sacramento Kings. Kyle Lowry threw 24 points for the Raptors, with Pascal Siakam adding another 23 points and Serge Ibaka making 21 from the bench.
<h2>New Orleans Pelicans vs Toronto Raptors Betting Lines & Predictions</h2>
There were some encouraging signs for the New Orleans Pelicans in their last game against the Brooklyn Nets, but the Toronto Raptors are not the NBA champions for nothing and they look to be solid NBA tip to win here as far as our betting predictions are concerned.
The NBA betting lines have the Raptors as bookies favourites here at odds of -140.85 (1.71) with Betway Sports, with the Pelicans the underdogs with the best betting line available being +120 (2.20) with Sports Interaction.
The Raptors record speaks for itself and they look a good NBA bet to win this one on the Money Line odds.