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Raps Have Lost 7 Straight Playoff Games

Paul George DeMar DeRozan

With Game 2 of the Toronto Raptors-Indiana Pacers series set to get underway on Monday, one team will be looking for a much better effort while the other will be attempting to keep the train rolling. The No. 7 seeded Pacers, who took Game 1 by a score of 100-90, completely dominated the second seeded Raptors in nearly every facet of the game.

Shark Bites
  • The Raptors are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games as a favorite of 7.0 or more.
  • The total has gone OVER in eight of the Pacers' last 10 games with a closing total of 193.0 or less.
  • The Raptors are 4-1 SU and 5-0 ATS in their last five games after an ATS loss.

A big reason for the Pacers’ triumph was the play of Paul George. Tasked with guarding Raps’ All-Star DeMar DeRozan, George embarrassed DeRozan to the tune of 33 points, six assists, four rebounds and four steals. DeRozan could not get anything going on the offensive end, finishing five-for-19 from the field in his team’s underwhelming performance.

If Toronto is going to even up the series tonight, they’ll need a considerably better performance from their star players. Kyle Lowry also had an off game, going three-for-13 from the field and four-for-nine from the free throw line. It’s going to be interesting to see if Raptors head coach Dwane Casey will lift the minutes restriction of small forward DeMarre Carroll, who’s recovering from a knee injury. If he does, expect the Dinos’ defense to improve tenfold.

The Raptors, who are no stranger to postseason frustration, have now lost three consecutive Game 1s on home court in the playoffs. The Raps have also lost seven consecutive playoff games dating back to 2014.

The Pacers have traditionally been solid in this spot. In their last nine, Indiana is 8-1 SU after winning as an underdog.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Toronto Raptors opened as -7-point favorites at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total line was sitting around 193 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 103-102 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

Supporters of the Indiana Pacers have seen them go 46-37 and 43-40 ATS so far this NBA season, while the Toronto Raptors are at 56-27 and 44-38-1 ATS. In Over/Under totals betting, the Raptors are 43-39-1, while the Indiana Pacers are 36-46-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Toronto vs Indiana injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Toronto Raptors and the No. 11-ranked Indiana Pacers, according to the NBA Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively the game matches up Toronto's No. 14-ranked offense (102.55 PPG) against a Indiana Pacers defense that ranks No. 8 at 100.33 PPG. The Toronto Raptors have averaged 44.99% from the field per game, more than the Indiana Pacers have managed so far this NBA season (44.96% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Indiana got 33 points from Paul George en route to a 100-90 victory over Toronto on Saturday at Air Canada Centre.

Betting Trends
  • Indiana is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Indiana is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Indiana's last 18 games
  • Indiana is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 7 games
  • Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Toronto is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Indiana home to Toronto, Thursday, April 21st