Raptors vs. Pacers Prediction
Can the Indiana Pacers pick up a big win at home when they play host to the Toronto Raptors tonight at 7PM ET?
537 Toronto Raptors vs. 538 Indiana Pacers
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
7PM ET – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Pacers are listed as the slight favorite at home, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Raptors. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 217.5 points. The public betting for this game currently is unavailable. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Raptors handle the Kings
The Toronto Raptors played last night, earning a 120-105 win at home over the Sacramento Kings. They have won three straight, all at home. Toronto is 36-13 overall, 15-9 on the road, 22-27 against the spread and 28-21 with the over.
The Raptors are averaging 114.0 points per game on offense this season while shooting 47.3 percent from the field. Defensively, the Raptors are allowing 108.2 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 45.3 percent. Kawhi Leonard sat out Tuesday’s game and he will sit out tonight as well for rest purposes. Leonard is averaging 27.6 points and 7.9 rebounds per game to lead the team this season. Serge Ibaka is adding 16.2 points and 7.3 rebounds per contest.
Pacers playing well
Outside of a lopsided loss at home to the 76ers last week, Indiana has won and covered the spread in four of its last five. Indiana is now 31-15 on the season, 17-6 at home, 25-21 against the spread and 25-21 with the under.
Indiana has the top defense in the NBA, allowing just 103.1 points per game while limiting opponents to 44.5 percent shooting. Offensively, Indiana is averaging only 109 points per game but shooting 48.1 percent from the field and 37.4 percent from the arc. Victor Oladipo is leading Indiana this season with 19.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 5.3 assists per contest. Bojan Bogdanovic is adding 16.0 points per contest.
NBA Betting Trends
The Raptors are 1-8 against the spread in their last nine road games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 conference games.
The Pacers are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven home games and 7-2 ATS in their last nine games playing on two days of rest.
The Raptors definitely aren’t the same team without Leonard and he will sit out tonight. Indiana has a great defense that will give Toronto a lot of problems, as they have fewer scoring options to work with. Toronto also should have some tired legs after playing last night. The Raptors were in a competitive game until slowly pulling away in the second half. Indiana is well rested and should be able to take advantage at home.
NBA Prediction: Indiana Pacers -2.5