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Pacers host Raptors in basketball action

Toronto RaptorsIndiana Pacers
16-16January 07, 2014, 07:00 | Bankers Life Fieldhouse27-6

The visiting Raptors hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at Bankers Life Fieldhouse against the Pacers.

The Pacers bring a 27-6 record (23-10 ATS) to the battle against the 16-16 Raptors, who are 18-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Indiana go 12-21 so far and the Raptors go 17-15. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Toronto Raptors vs Indiana Pacers Odds and Stats.

Indiana opened as -9-point Favorite at online sportsbook BetOnline, while the NBA total was sitting around 187 at Sportsbook.ag for those who prefer OVER/UNDER betting.

The Pacers - Raptors odds would favor the Pacers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Indiana is rated No. 1 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Raptors sit at No. 12. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 97-90 win for the Pacers.

The Raptors were a 102-97 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Heat. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (199) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Raptors wasted a 26-point performance from DeMar DeRozan as Miami ran past them 102-97 on Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena.

In their last action, Indiana was an 82-78 winner on the road against the Cavaliers. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (160) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Indiana got 16 points from Paul George en route to an 82-78 victory over Cleveland on Sunday at Quicken Loans Arena.

How They Match Up:
In rebounding, the battle of the boards features Indiana's No. 11-rated squad against Toronto's No. 21-rated roster. When it comes to long-range shooting, Indiana rates No. 19 in the league with 7.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 14 with 7.69 per outing.

A few Raptors at Pacers trends to consider:
Toronto is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games
Toronto is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Indiana is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Indiana is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Indiana's last 8 games
Indiana is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Toronto home to Detroit, Wednesday, January 8th
Indiana at Atlanta, Wednesday, January 8th