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Raps Must Exorcise Postseason Demons

As the Toronto Raptors-Indiana Pacers first-round Eastern Conference series shifts back to Canada, you’d think the Raptors would have the edge in the series due to home court advantage. But in light of Game 4’s awful performance by the Dinos, it’s the Pacers who are riding a high right now. If the Raps are going to have any shot of winning the series, they’ll need a better performance from their big guns.

Shark Bites
  • The Pacers are 3-0 SU and ATS in their last three games as an underdog of 7.0 or less.
  • The total has gone OVER in five of the Pacers' last seven games with a closing total of 192.0 or less.
  • The Pacers are 1-6 SU and ATS in their last seven games on the road against the Raptors.

The All-Star backcourt of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan have been complete non-factors through five games. Lowry is averaging 15.5 points on 32.2 percent shooting while DeRozan is at 13.3 points and 29.6 percent in the series. The duo were a combined 8 for 27 from the field and 0 for 7 on three-pointers for a total of 20 points in Game 4.

Indy head coach Frank Vogel is widely regarded as one of the brighter minds in the Association, and it showed on Saturday. Vogel opted to insert big man Myles Turner into the starting lineup in place of Lavoy Allen and the decision paid massive dividends for his club. Indiana had a rebounding edge for the first time in the series at 43-30. Raptors big man Jonas Valanciunas totalled just six boards after collecting 48 in the first three games.

Despite the loss, Toronto has been a historically solid bet versus Indiana, evidenced by the Raps going 12-3 ATS in their last 15 versus their Eastern Conference foes.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sports bettors looking to pick the Toronto Raptors as their prediction for this matchup, they were listed earlier as -7-point favorites on the betting odds board at Bovada. Those betting on the total over/under for points scored have seen that line set at 191.5 for Tuesday at shops such as MyBookie.

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 105-92 result in favor of the Raptors today. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Raptors sport a record of 58-28 and 46-39-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Indiana Pacers sit at 47-39 and 44-42 ATS on the NBA season. The OVER/UNDER totals betting records are 43-42-1 for the Toronto Raptors and 36-49-1 for the Indiana Pacers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Indiana injuries news.

This game pits the Toronto Raptors, currently No. 6 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Indiana Pacers, who rate No. 11 in the most recent survey update.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Toronto's No. 15-ranked offense averaging 102.26 PPG, against a Indiana Pacers defense that ranks No. 8 at 100.1 PPG. The Toronto Raptors field goal percentage has averaged 44.84% so far, less than the Indiana Pacers shooters have achieved on the year, 44.89% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

 

Betting Trends
  • Indiana is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Indiana is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games
  • Indiana is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Toronto is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Toronto is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games
  • Toronto is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Indiana home to Toronto, Friday, April 29th

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