Raptors vs. Pacers Pick
701 Toronto Raptors at 702 Indiana Pacers, 7PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Raptors are a 4-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 213.5 points.
Toronto opened as the 4-point favorite it is now, while the total has come down a point from 214.5. Everywhere I look the spread is at -4 with the total at 213.5, but still shop around to see if anything has moved.
As of Thursday afternoon, 69 percent of public bets are pouring in on the visiting Raptors. Online wager info also shows that 62 percent of bets are coming in on the over.
INJURY TO WATCH
Toronto small forward OG Anunoby (ankle) iand fellow small forward Norman Powell (ankle) are both doubtful to play tonight. For Indiana, power forward Trevor Booker (ankle) is questionable while power forward Domantas Sabonis (ankle) is out.
The Raptors are a very solid 22-12 straight up on the road, while the Pacers enter at 23-12 at home. Indiana won 107-104 the last time these two squads met with the Pacers as the home team back in November. In the second meeting at Toronto, the Raptors won 120-115 on Dec. 1 but again Indiana covered the spread. The Pacers seem to match up well and this spread feels a bit like a trap. I'm going to say Indiana gets it done on its home court.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: INDIANA PACERS +4