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Raptors Dominant Versus First Round Foe

The Toronto Raptors have a huge chip on their shoulder rooted in playoff futility. They haven’t won a first round series in five consecutive playoff appearances and were swept by the Washington Wizards after winning a franchise record 49 games last season. Fast forward one year and the Raps enter Game 1 versus the Indiana Pacers off a new regular season win mark (56) and greater expectations than ever before.

Shark Bites
  • OVER has cashed in six of the previous eight meetings between these two teams.
  • Raptors went 4-0 ATS in their final four home games.
  • Raptors are 0-7 ATS in their last seven Conference Quarterfinal matchups.

The Raptors will be licking their chops knowing that they’ve got the Indiana Pacers in Round One. The Raps have gone 7-1 straight up in the previous eight meetings with the Pacers and have been even better and the betting window, posting a mark of 10-1 against the spread in the previous 11 contests.

In four meetings this season, the Raps went 3-1 both SU and ATS and won 111-98 in the last meeting north of the border on April 8.

The Pacers, led by the great Paul George, finished the regular season 45-37. They closed the season with a three-game winning streak and went 7-3 SU (6-4 ATS) in their final 10 games.

The Raps were scorching at the Air Canada Centre all season long, posting a record of 32-9 SU on the season and went 21-3 in their final 24 games north of the border.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Toronto Raptors opened as -5.5-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 195 at Bovada for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting on the total amount of points scored.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 103-101 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.

Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Toronto Raptors are 56-26 so far on the NBA season, and 44-37-1 ATS vs the spread betting line. The Indiana Pacers, meanwhile, are 45-37 and 42-40 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Toronto go 43-38-1 and the Pacers go 36-45-1 on the total. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Indiana injuries news.

The Odds Shark betting Power Rankings have the Toronto Raptors at No. 6 and the Indiana Pacers at No. 11 heading into this NBA contest.

Statistical Matchup

In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Toronto's No. 16-rated NBA squad against Indiana's No. 12-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Toronto rates No. 14 in the league with 8.63 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 18 with 8.09 per outing.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pacers got 25 points from Solomon Hill as Indiana ran past Milwaukee 97-92 on Wednesday at Bradley Center.

Terrence Ross scored 24 points and added 24 rebounds for a double-double, leading Toronto over Brooklyn, 103-96, on Wednesday at Barclays Center.

Betting Trends
  • Indiana is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Indiana is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Indiana's last 23 games
  • Indiana is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Toronto is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games
  • Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Indiana at Toronto, Monday, April 18th