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Indiana PacersToronto Raptors
53-23April 04, 2014, 07:00 | Air Canada Centre43-32

The Raptors hope to be unwelcoming hosts on Friday as the Pacers pay a visit to Air Canada Centre in NBA betting action.

This season the Raptors are 43-32 overall and 45-29-1 ATS against the number, while the Pacers are 53-23 and 35-40-1 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Toronto is 39-36 on the OU, and Indiana is 30-44-2.View Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors Odds and Stats.

This game pits the Raptors, currently No. 3 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Pacers, who rate No. 18 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 94-92 victory for the Pacers.

The Pacers were a 101-94 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Pistons. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (195) made winners of OVER bettors. Paul George scored 27 points and chipped in with 13 rebounds for Indiana on Wednesday, leading the Pacers to a 101-94 victory over Detroit at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Last time out for Toronto, they were a 107-103 winner as they battled the Rockets at home. The Raptors covered in the match as a 2-point favorite, while 210 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Houston was scorched by DeMar DeRozan for 29 points as the Raptors defated the Rockets 107-103 in NBA action on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pacers rank No. 7 in the league with 45.01 per game. That compares with Toronto’s No. 17 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Toronto is the NBA’s No. 13-ranked team at 8.43 per game, while the Pacers rate No. 24 with 6.58 per contest.

A few Pacers at Raptors trends to consider:
Indiana is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Indiana is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Indiana's last 10 games
Indiana is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Toronto is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Toronto is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Toronto is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
Indiana home to Atlanta, Sunday, April 6th
Toronto at Milwaukee, Saturday, April 5th