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NBA Matchup - Pacers Raptors Odds Preview

Toronto RaptorsIndiana Pacers
Feb 8, 7:00 PM | Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Toronto Raptors vs Indiana Pacers Odds

17-32TEAM RECORD31-19

The Pacers will try to cover the spread at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday when they get a visit from the Raptors in basketball action.

The Pacers bring a 31-19 record (28-22 ATS) to the battle against the 17-32 Raptors, who are 25-23-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Indiana go 21-29 so far and the Raptors go 25-24. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Toronto vs Indiana Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Pacers in this one found them as 7.5-point favorites earlier at Bovada, while the total had been sitting in the area of 187.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pacers - Raptors odds would favor the Pacers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Indiana is rated No. 5 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Raptors sit at No. 23. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 98-93 win for the Pacers.

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How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 1-rated squad against Toronto's No. 28-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 16 in the league with 6.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 with 7.5 per outing.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Raptors own the league's No. 25-rated mark, allowing 103.3 points per game when playing on the road. Indiana, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in scoring on their home court.

Toronto lost its last outing, a 99-95 result against the Celtics on February 6. The Raptors failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite, while the 194 combined points took the game OVER the total. The Raptors got a 25-point performance from Rudy Gay, who added 12 rebounds, but Boston still ran past Toronto 99-95 on Wednesday at Air Canada Centre.

Last time out for Indiana, they were an 88-69 winner as they battled the 76ers on the road. The Pacers covered in the match as a 2-point underdog, while 157 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Pacers grabbed an 88-69 win over the 76ers on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Roy Hibbert at Wells Fargo Center.

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing New Orleans are 4-6
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Brooklyn are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Raptors at Pacers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
Toronto is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Indiana is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Indiana is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Toronto home to New Orleans, Sunday, February 10
Indiana home to Brooklyn, Monday, February 11