Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors Prediction 4/9/2024

The Indiana Pacers (45-34) travel to face off against the Toronto Raptors (25-53) on Tuesday, April 9th. This game will be played at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto and televised on BSIN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Pacers vs Raptors

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The Pacers Are Coming Off A Win

The Pacers picked up a win over the Heat in their latest game, finishing with a score of 117-115. the Pacers entered the second half with an advantage, leading with 63-46.

Heading into today’s game, the Pacers are looking to build on their two-game winning streak. Their overall record is 45-34 and they currently hold the 6th spot in the Eastern Conference while sitting 3rd in the Central Division.

Indiana comes in with an overall ATS record of 42-35 so far this season. In their last two road games, Indiana has been unable to cover the spread, and they hold an ATS record of 21-17 on the road as opposed to 21-18 at home.

The Raptors Are Coming Off A Win

In the game against the Wizards, Immanuel Quickley was the top scorer for Toronto, recording 31 points. His field goal percentage for the game was 51%. The Raptors picked up a 130-122 win, and RJ Barrett also added 22 points which was 2nd on the team.

So far this season, the Raptors are 25-53 overall and have gone 2-1 in their last three games. At home, they are 14-26 compared to 11-27 on the road.

The Raptors have covered the spread successfully in their previous two games and maintain an overall ATS record of 34-44. During this season, Toronto has a 10-13 record against the spread as favorites and 24-31 as underdogs.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

Heading into play, the Pacers’ offense is rated 1st in the league in scoring, averaging 122.7 points per contest.

This season, the Pacers are the top-scoring team in the NBA, averaging 122.7 points per game. Interestingly, they have actually scored more points on the road (120.6 PPG) than at home (124.8 PPG).

Indiana has also been the most efficient team inside the arc, making 58% of their two-point attempts (1st). Overall, they are shooting 50% from the field (1st).

In terms of pace, the Pacers are 4th in the league with 101.1 possessions per game. When it comes to assists, they lead the NBA with an average of 30.5 per contest.

Raptors Offense Breakdown

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In 78 games games, Toronto has an average of 112.6 points per game (19th).

At home, the Raptors are averaging 110.0 points per game, which ranks 27th in the NBA. Overall, they are 19th in scoring at 112.6 points per game. In terms of pace, Toronto is 12th in the league.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Raptors are 28th in the NBA at 34%. They are also 26th in three-point makes per game. However, they are 5th in two-point field goals made and 17th in two-point shooting percentage.

So far this season, Toronto has outscored the NBA scoring average in 43.6% of their games. In terms of free throws, they are 20th in makes and 16th in attempts. The Raptors are also 10th in offensive rebounds and 5th in assists.

Pacers Team Defense

As they prepare for the upcoming game, the Pacers is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 120.2 points per game (27th). Inside the arc, the Pacers defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 56.2% and 36.6% from three-point territory.

Raptors Team Defense

Looking at the Raptors defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 118.6 points per game (24th). When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Raptors squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 56.5% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.5% from downtown.

Key Players For The Pacers And Raptors

In today’s game, we anticipate Pascal Siakam leading the scoring for the Pacers, contributing 21 points while shooting 8/15 from the field. For the season, he has been averaging 21.7 points per game, in addition to 7.1 rebounds.

On the flip side, our predictions place RJ Barrett as the leading scorer for the Raptors. We expect him to conclude the game with a team-high 20 while also collecting 5 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 49%, and he is contributing 19.9 points per game on average.

Pacers vs Raptors Trends

  • Although Indiana has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-2. The team averaged 114 points per game in these games.
  • Across their last three home contests, Toronto has a 2-1 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-2, while averaging 103 points per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Raptors have a straight up record of 1-4. Their record vs the spread in these games was 1-4.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Pacers have an ATS record of 3-2 and a straight up mark of 4-1.

Pacers vs Raptors Prediction

Not only do we have the Pacers winning this one by a score of 126-84, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Pacers at -11.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 239 and given that our model is projecting 210 points between the teams, we like the under.

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