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Raps Finding Their Groove Versus Indy

DeMar DeRozan Toronto Raptors NBA Playoffs

After suffering through an underwhelming opening game in their Eastern Conference first-round series with the Indiana Pacers, the Toronto Raptors looked like their normal selves in Games 2 and 3 and currently hold a 2-1 series lead. Toronto, which opened as a 1.5-point favorite, is traditionally an extremely solid play versus the Pacers, going 12-2 ATS in the last 14 meetings between the squads.

Shark Bites
  • UNDER is 3-0 in the opening three games in this series.
  • The Raptors are 4-0 SU in their last four games as road favorites.
  • The Pacers are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games after a loss.

The emergence of DeMar DeRozan is bad news for Indy. DeRozan was a non-factor in Games 1 and 2 but broke out in Game 3 for 21 points on 7-for-19 shooting. Fellow backcourt All-Star Kyle Lowry added 14 in the fourth quarter to thwart any comeback attempt by Paul George and company, finishing with 21 points and seven assists.

Perhaps the biggest reason for Toronto’s series lead is the big man in middle. Jonas Valanciunas has completed dominated the Pacers, as the Lithuanian is averaging a playoff-best 16 rebounds after grabbing 14 on Thursday.

The Raps have outrebounded the Pacers by an average of 10.7 in the series while outscoring them in the paint by 13.3 per game. Some bad news for Dinos backers: Toronto is just 1-7 ATS in its last eight after recording consecutive ATS wins.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at BetOnline opened the Indiana Pacers as 1.5-point underdogs in this betting matchup earlier today, while the OVER/UNDER betting line was sitting around 192.5 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 101-98 result in favor of the Raptors. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NBA matchups here.

Toronto Raptors vs Indiana Pacers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Indiana Pacers currently sport a record of 46-39, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 43-42 ATS. The Toronto Raptors are 58-27 and 46-38-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pacers post a 36-48-1 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Raptors have gone 43-41-1 against the total number of points scored. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Indiana vs Toronto injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 11 (Indiana Pacers) and the No. 6 (Raptors) teams in the league, according to our current NBA betting Power Rankings at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Indiana's No. 18-ranked offense averaging 101.75 PPG, against a Toronto Raptors defense that ranks No. 3 at 97.94 PPG. The Indiana Pacers field goal percentage has averaged 44.86% so far, less than the Toronto Raptors shooters have achieved on the year, 44.93% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kyle Lowry scored 21 points leading the Raptors to a 101-85 victory over Indiana at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday.

Betting Trends
  • Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
  • Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Indiana is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Indiana is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana's last 5 games
  • Indiana is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Toronto home to Indiana, Tuesday, April 26th

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