Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors Prediction 2/14/2024

The Indiana Pacers (30-25) travel to face off against the Toronto Raptors (19-35) on Wednesday, February 14th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and televised on SN. Both the Pacers and Raptors will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 ET.

Pacers vs Raptors

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The Pacers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In their latest game against the Hornets, Myles Turner was the top scorer for the Pacers’ offense, scoring 22 points and shooting 8/13 from the field. Aaron Nesmith contributed 21 points, but Indiana lost the game 111-102.

Coming into today’s games, the Pacers are 30-25 overall and 1-2 in their last three games. In the Eastern Conference, the Pacers are in 6th place and are in 3rd place in the Central division.

Indiana currently has an ATS record of 29-24, placing them above .500 against the spread. In their last two games as underdogs, the Pacers have faced ATS losses, and they have a 12-13 record against the spread as favorites.

The Raptors Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Raptors were defeated by the Spurs in the most recent game, concluding with a score of 122-99. Turning the tide, the Raptors picked up the win, overcoming a halftime deficit of 67-50.

With a 19-35 record, the Raptors are looking to get a win over the Pacers. In the Eastern Conference, the Raptors are in 12th place, while being 5th in the Atlantic division.

This season, Toronto holds an ATS record of 25-29, which also includes their two game losing streak against the spread. The Raptors have two straight ATS losses as the underdog and are 8-11 vs. the spread as the favorite.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

The Indiana offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 1st ranked offense at 123.7 points per game.

When it comes to scoring, the Pacers are the top-ranked team in the league at 123.7 points per game. They are also the top-scoring team on the road, averaging 121.0 points per game.

Indiana’s offense is also the most efficient in the league, shooting 50% from the field. They are particularly strong inside the arc, making 58% of their two-point attempts.

So far this season, the Pacers have outscored the NBA scoring average in 69.1% of their games. In terms of pace, they are the second-fastest team in the league at 101.6 possessions per game.

Raptors Offense Breakdown

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Through 54 games games, Toronto is averaging 113.7 points per game (21st).

At home this season, the Raptors are averaging 110.5 points per game, which is 28th in the NBA. Overall, they are 21st in scoring at 113.7 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage, Toronto is 14th in the league at 47%. They are also 14th in pace at 98.9 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Raptors are 25th in the NBA in both makes (11.7 per game) and percentage (35%). In terms of free throws, Toronto is 15th in attempts and 21st in makes at 16.6 per game.

So far this season, the Raptors have outscored the NBA scoring average in 44.4% of their games. In terms of offensive rebounds, they are 7th in the league, while they are 3rd in assists.

Pacers Team Defense

So far, the Pacers’ defense is ranked 28th in the league at 122.2 points per contest. When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Pacers squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 57.0% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.4% from downtown.

Raptors Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Raptors’ defense is giving up an average of 117.6 points per contest. In the terms of takeaways, Raptors are causing 12.9 turnovers per game, ranking 17th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 19th in rejections, averaging 4.8 blocked shots each game.

Key Players For The Pacers And Raptors

Our projections for today’s game indicate that Tyrese Haliburton will be the primary scorer for the Pacers, with 21 points and going 8/15 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 21.9 points per game, along with 3.9 rebounds.

On the opposing side, we anticipate Scottie Barnes to be the top scorer for the Raptors. Our projection has him finishing the game with 19, and he is expected to secure 7 rebounds. This season, he is shooting at a field goal percentage of 47.1%, and his scoring average is 19.9 points per game.

Pacers vs Raptors Trends

  • Indiana has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 114 points per game while allowing 107. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • When looking at their past ten home matchups, Toronto has an ATS record of 5-5 while averaging 116 per game. The team went 2-8 overall in these games.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Raptors have a straight up record of 2-8 and an ATS mark of 4-6.
  • As the betting favorite, the Pacers have an ATS mark of just 4-6 in their last ten games. Indiana posted a straight up mark of 7-3 in these matchups.

Pacers vs Raptors Prediction

We’re backing the Pacers for a victory, with the projected score at 128-124. Additionally, we favor them to cover the spread, so we recommend placing a bet on the Pacers at -3.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 243.5, and our model predicts the Pacers and Raptors to score a combined 252 points. We recommend betting on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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