Raptors vs. Pacers Pick
Are the Toronto Raptors going to take down the host Indiana Pacers and cover the spread tonight when they meet at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Raptors are a 1.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 216 points.
Toronto enters with an 11-6 overall record and 10-7 ATS after a 108-100 loss at the Knicks. Indiana is 10-8 overall and 11-7 ATS following a 105-97 victory at Orlando. The Raptors went 2-1 straight up and 2-1 ATS in three meetings last season. The over went 2-1.
In the loss at New York. Kyle Lowry tallied 25 points along with 10 rebounds and five assists for Toronto. DeMar DeRozan had 18 points, six rebounds and four assists. CJ Miles and Norman Powell both scored 11. The Raptors led 59-48 at halftime, but were outscored 41-10 in the third quarter.
Indiana was paced by Victor Oladipo in the win at the Magic as he torched his former team for 29 points, nine rebounds, five assists and seven steals. Bojan Bogdanovic contributed heavily with 26 points and seven rebounds. Thaddeus Young added 17 points, five rebounds and three steals. The Pacers outscored the hosts 55-42 in the second half.
Toronto is 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings. The under is 6-0 in the last six meetings in Indiana.
The Raptors had one horrendous quarter at New York, which cost them a chance at a fourth straight win. They should set the record straight here at Indiana as the backcourt duo of Lowry and DeRozan have the veteran intelligence to bounce back with a victory here. Oladipo is having a fantastic season, but don't expect a repeat performance of what he did in Orlando.
NBA DAILY PREDICTION: TORONTO RAPTORS -1.5
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