Pacers vs. Raptors Prediction
Can the Toronto Raptors add another win to their streak tonight when they host the Indiana Pacers at 7:30PM ET?
575 Indiana Pacers vs. 576 Toronto Raptors
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
7:30PM ET – Scotiabank Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Raptors are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -6 points against the Pacers. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 216.5 points. The public betting currently has 67 percent going on the Pacers as the road underdog. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Pacers in a funk
Though Indiana got leader Victor Oladipo back recently, the Pacers have still lost three of their last four games following a 112-103 loss at home to Dallas on Monday. The Pacers are 31-19 on the season, 13-12 on the road, 27-22-1 against the spread and 26-23-1 with the over.
The Pacers are giving up just 106.8 points per game this season while holding opponents to 44.8 percent shooting. Offensively, Indiana is putting up 109.4 points per game while shooting 47.5 percent from the floor. TJ Warren is out tonight due to a concussion. He averages 18.1 points per game for the Pacers. Domantas Sabonis is leading the team with 18.3 points, 12.7 rebounds and 4.6 assists per contest. Malcolm Brogdon is adding 16.7 points, 7.4 assists and 4.5 assists per game.
Raptors up to 11 straight
Toronto upped its winning streak to 11 straight games following a 129-102 win at home over Chicago on Sunday. The Raptors have climbed up to second in the East. Toronto is now 36-14 on the season, 18-7 at home, 29-21 against the spread and 26-23-1 with the over.
The Raptors are giving up just 105.9 points per game this season while opponents shoot 42.7 percent from the field. Offensively, Toronto is putting up 112.6 points per game while shooting 45.8 percent as a squad. Norman Powell is out with a hand injury, but has been out for quite a while now. Pascal Siakam is leading the squad with 23.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per contest, while Kyle Lowry is adding 19.4 points, 7.3 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Pacers are 6-2 against the spread in their last eight road games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a loss.
The Raptors have covered the spread in four straight home games and 6-2 ATS in their last eight against a winning team.
Indiana won the first meeting with Toronto in OT back in December, but the Raptors covered the spread. Toronto is obviously clicking on all cylinders right now. Their recent wins haven’t been against great opponents, but they still have been very impressive at home. The Pacers don’t have as good of an offense, or as good of a defense. Without Warren, their offense is even less potent. I think the Pacers are going to struggle with the Toronto defense and that will leave them playing catch-up quickly.
NBA Prediction: Toronto Raptors -6