Pacers vs. Raptors Game 1 Pick
The NBA Playoffs get started today at 12:30PM ET when the Toronto Raptors host the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of their series.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Toronto is favored in today’s game, as the Raptors are getting odds of -6.5 points against the Pacers. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 194 points.
Toronto is 56-26 on the season, 32-9 at home and 45-37 against the spread. Indiana is 45-37 overall, 19-22 on the road and 41-40-1 against the spread. These two met four times during the season, with both teams claiming two victories, one at home and one on the road. The Raptors covered in three of the four meetings and have covered in nine of their last 10 against Indiana.
The Raptors are still a team under the radar despite finishing just 1 game behind Cleveland in the standings. Many people are also picking Indiana as a potential upset in this series. That should just be adding fuel to Toronto’s fire. The Raptors have covered in four straight at home and 5 of their last 7 against conference opponents. Indiana is just 8-17-1 ATS in its last 26 Saturday games. Look for Toronto to come out strong and make a statement in this series opener.
NBA PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: TORONTO RAPTORS -6.5