Raptors host Pacers in basketball action
Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors Odds
The visiting Pacers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Friday as they look to cover the spread at Air Canada Centre against the Raptors.
This season the Raptors are 23-35 overall and 30-27-1 ATS against the number, while the Pacers are 36-22 and 33-25 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Toronto is 28-30 on the OU, and Indiana is 25-33.
Those backing the visitors in this one found the Pacers listed as 2.5-point favorites earlier at Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for this game was set at 191 at BetOnline but may have moved since opening.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 24-rated Raptors and the No. 3-rated Pacers in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 99-93 win for the Pacers on Friday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 97.1 PPG, against a Pacers defense that ranks No. 2 at 89.7 PPG. The Raptors field goal percentage has averaged 44.1% so far, more than the Pacers shooters have achieved on the year, 43.4% per game.
Defensively, the Pacers feature the league's No. 1-rated defense on the road, giving up 90.8 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 18 in the league in scoring at home.
Indiana lost its last outing, a 99-91 result against the Clippers on February 28. The Pacers failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point favorite, while the 190 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Pacers endured a 99-91 loss at the hands of the Clippers on Thursday, despite a 22-point effort from David West at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Last time out for Toronto, they were a 103-92 loser as they battled the Cavaliers on the road. The Raptors failed to cover in the match as a 5-point favorite, while 195 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. DeMar DeRozan was dynamite, scoring 34 points and adding 5 rebounds but Cleveland still won, 103-92, over Toronto on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Indiana Pacers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Chicago are 4-6
After playing LA Clippers are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5
A few Pacers at Raptors trends to consider:
Indiana is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indiana's last 8 games on the road
Indiana is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Toronto
Indiana is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
Toronto is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Toronto is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Indiana
Toronto is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Indiana
Indiana home to Chicago, Sunday, March 3
Toronto at Milwaukee, Saturday, March 2