Opening Day of the NBA season is finally here! We have the defending champions Toronto Raptors hosting the new-look Pelicans this Wednesday morning and we have a full preview of the game below. We take a look at Wednesday’s (23/10/2019) NBA 2019 match which is between the New Orleans Pelicans and Toronto Raptors which you can Watch For Free Online via our site.
When: Wednesday 23rd October at 11:00AM AEDT
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Best Bet: Under 231.5
Opening Day brings up a lot of question marks for both the defending champion Toronto Raptors and New Orleans Pelicans. There’s no Kawhi Leonard for the home side and the Pelicans shipped Anthony Davis to the Lakers. So the Wolf is expecting growing pains for both sides in the early stages of season 2019/2020, especially offensively. Kawhi was basically unstoppable in the Raptors playoff run last season and it’s going to be a tough void to fill. Meanwhile, New Orleans will miss Zion Williamson after his preseason knee injury. With the Davis trade, they picked up the likes of Ball, Ingram (Lakers) and Favors (Jazz). So it’s likely going to take this team a while to gel together. So with a few unknowns for either side, the Wolf is liking the chances of the Under in this one.
Next Best: Pelicans +6.5
The Pelicans record in Toronto is quite good (4-1-1 ATS) and the no Kawhi factor should give them the confidence of an upset or keeping this close throughout. In fact, New Orleans did beat Toronto 126-110 last November and they did cover in 11 of their last 16 road games last season.
Value Bet: Pelicans WIN
Considering the Pelicans are coming off a red-hot preseason of 5 straight wins, $3.35 is a good price for an Opening Day upset. As mentioned, they beat the Raptors last season at this venue and if they can start well in the first half, they should be able to give the Raptors a real scare.
Same Game Multi: Under 231.5 / Pelicans +6.5
Tip: Toronto Raptors at $1.32
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change