Raptors vs. Pacers Prediction
After both played on Sunday, which team will bounce back quicker when the Indiana Pacers face the Toronto Raptors tonight at 7PM ET?
503 Toronto Raptors vs. 504 Indiana Pacers
Monday, December 23, 2019
7PM ET – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
TV: NBA TV
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Pacers are favored at home in this game, as they are getting odds of -5.5 points against the Raptors. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 210.5 points. The public betting currently is not available. 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 with amazing comeback
Toronto extended its win streak to five games last night with a 110-107 win over the Dallas Mavericks at home. The Raptors trailed by 30 points in the second half buy managed to rally for a win. Toronto is 21-8 on the season, 8-5 on the road, 17-12 against the spread and 14-14-1 with the over/under total.
The Raptors are putting up 112 points per game on offense this year while shooting 44.9 percent from the field and 37.6 percent from the arc. Defensively, Toronto is giving up just 105.9 points per game while holding opponents to just 41.8 percent shooting. Toronto is without some key pieces as Pascal Siakam, Norman Powell and Marc Gasol are all out due to injury. Siakam has led the team with 25.1 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. Kyle Lowry is the active leader with 20.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game. Fred VanVleet is adding 17.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 6.8 assists per contest.
Pacers beat up by Bucks
Indiana is coming off a 117-89 loss at Milwaukee last night. That snapped a five-game win streak for the Pacers. The Pacers come into the game tonight 20-10 overall, 13-3 at home, 17-12-1 against the spread and 17-12-1 with the under.
The Pacers are putting up 108.8 points per game on offense this season while shooting 46.8 percent as a team. Defensively, Indiana is allowing 104.6 points per game while opponents shoot 43.6 percent from the field. Indy is being led this season by Malcolm Brogdon, who is averaging 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game. Domantas Sabonis is adding 18.0 points, 13.4 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The Raptors are 12-5 against the spread in their last 17 games on no rest and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a win.
The Pacers are 9-3-1 against the spread in their last 13 games as a home favorite and 4-0 ATS in their last four home games.
These two have yet to meet this season. I personally like the Pacers tonight. The Raptors had an incredible comeback last night, but they really had to unload the tank to overcome a 30-point deficit. They are already short handed and will not have a lot left in the legs for this game, which is going to be a defensive battle. Indiana played last night as well, but were down early to the Bucks and probably could heal up for tonight’s game in advance. Indiana has the better defense between the two and their offense should be right there with Toronto given that the Raptors are without their leading scorer.
NBA Prediction: Indiana Pacers -5.5