Toronto Raptors vs Indiana Pacers NBA Betting Prediction

NBA Toronto Raptors vs Indiana Pacers Prediction 2/26/2024

The Toronto Raptors (21-36) travel to face off against the Indiana Pacers (33-25) on Monday, February 26th. This game will be played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and televised on NBA. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Raptors Are Coming Off A Win

Most recently, the Raptors bested the Hawks with a score of 123-121. The Raptors entered the game as the underdogs by +7.5, resulting in both a straight-up and ATS win. The over/under line entering this matchup was 243.5 points, and both teams achieved a total score that exceeded that line.

As they prepare for today’s game, the Raptors are looking to extend their two game winning streak. Their overall record is 21-36, including a 9-20 mark on the road and a 12-16 record at home.

So far, Toronto’s ATS record is below .500 at 28-29. The Raptors have a two game ATS win streak as underdogs, and they hold a 9-11 record against the spread when they are the favorites.

The Pacers Are Coming Off A Win

The Pacers won vs. the Mavericks in their most recent game, ending with a score of 133-111. The start of the second half saw the Pacers in the lead, at 67-60.

Heading into today’s game, the Pacers are looking to build on their three game winning streak, coming in with an overall record of 33-25. In their 58 games, the Pacers have gone 25-14 against teams in the Eastern Conference and are 8-11 in non-conference play.

Indiana has an overall ATS record of 31-25 as they come into today’s game. The Pacers maintain an ATS record of 15-12 on the road, while they have a 16-13 record vs. the spread when playing at home.

Raptors Offense Breakdown

The Raptors come into today’s game as the 19th ranked scoring offense at 114.2 points per game.

So far this season, the Raptors have been one of the better offensive teams in the NBA. They are currently 19th in scoring at 114.2 points per game. However, they have been much better on the road, averaging 116.9 points compared to 111.4 at home (27th).

When it comes to pace, Toronto is 14th in the league at 99 possessions per game. In terms of field goal percentage, they are 14th at 47%. In terms of two-point shooting, they are 15th in the league at 54%.

So far, the Raptors have been one of the better teams at getting to the free-throw line, averaging 22.2 attempts per game (15th). They are also 7th in offensive rebounds and 3rd in assists at 29.2 per game.

Pacers Offense Breakdown

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The Indiana offense will take the floor in today’s game with the league’s 1st ranked offense at 124 points per game.

At home, the Pacers are averaging 126.5 points per game, which is the highest in the league. Overall, they are first in the NBA with 124 points per game. So far, they have outscored the league scoring average in 70.7% of their games.

Indiana is also the top team in the NBA in field goal percentage at 50%. In terms of pace, they are 2nd in the league at 101.8 possessions per game.

When it comes to three-point shooting, the Pacers are 5th in the NBA at 38%. They are making an average of 13.6 threes per game, which is 8th in the league. In terms of free throws, Indiana is 23rd in attempts and 22nd in made free throws.

Raptors Team Defense

At this time, the Raptors’ defense is positioned 18th in the NBA, permitting 117.4 points per game. In the terms of takeaways, Raptors are causing 12.8 turnovers per game, ranking 17th in the league. They also enter the matchup ranked 18th in rejections, averaging 4.9 blocked shots each game.

Pacers Team Defense

Currently, the Pacers’ defense holds the 28th rank in the NBA, allowing 122.0 points per game. Opponents are hitting 56.9% of their two-point field goal attempts this season, and they’re also connecting on 37.4% of their three-point attempts.

Key Players For The Raptors And Pacers

Our game forecasts for today suggest that Scottie Barnes is set to be the main scorer for the Raptors, recording 19 points and shooting 7/15 from the field. Throughout this season, his average stands at 20 points per game, along with 8.2 rebounds.

On the other side, Tyrese Haliburton is our projected leading scorer for the Pacers. We have him ending the game with a team-high 21 and grabbing 4 rebounds. This season, he has put together a field goal percentage of 49.4%, and he is contributing 21.8 points per game on average.

Raptors vs Pacers Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Raptors have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team averaged 115 points per game in this stretch.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Indiana has an ATS record of 2-3 while averaging 114 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • The last ten games that Toronto was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 2-8 straight up.
  • In their last five contests as the favorite, Indiana has a poor record vs the spread going 2-3. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 3-2.

Raptors vs Pacers Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Pacers, with a final score of 127-119, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Pacers at -6.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 245.5, and our model projects the Raptors and Pacers to reach a combined total of 246 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

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