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Dec 28, 6:00 PM | Air Canada Centre

Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors Odds


Air Canada Centre features an NBA battle between the host Toronto Raptors and the visiting Indiana Pacers in betting action on Wednesday.

The Raptors currently sports a record of 1-0, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-0 ATS. The Pacers are 1-0 and 1-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Raptors post a 1-0 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Pacers have gone 0-1 against the number.

View Indiana vs Toronto Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Toronto opened as 2.5-point underdogs, while the NBA total was set at 194 for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Raptors - Pacers odds would favor the Pacers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Toronto is rated No. 29 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Pacers sit at No. 11. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 104-100 win for the Pacers.


How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 104 PPG, against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 2 at 79 PPG. The Raptors field goal percentage has averaged 53.2% so far, more than the Pacers shooters have achieved on the year, 36.8% per game.

In comparing how the teams stack up statistically, the Pacers own the league's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game when on the road. Toronto, on the other hand, rates No. 19 in home scoring.

Last time out for Indiana, they were a 91-79 winner as they battled the Pistons at home. The Pacers covered in the match as a 7.5-point favorite, while 170 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Indiana earned a 91-79 victory over Detroit on Monday, getting 16 points from Roy Hibbert at Conseco Fieldhouse.

In their last action, Toronto was a 104-96 winner on the road against the Cavaliers. They covered the 2–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (200) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Toronto earned a 104-96 victory over Cleveland on Monday, getting 15 points from DeMar DeRozan at Quicken Loans Arena.

Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Detroit are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Dallas are 5-5
After playing Cleveland are 1-9
After a win are 1-9

A few Pacers at Raptors trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games
Indiana is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto
Indiana is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Indiana is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games at home
Toronto is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
Indiana home to Cleveland, Friday, December 30
Toronto at Dallas, Friday, December 30