Indiana Pacers at Toronto Raptors Free NBA Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/11/2014
Friday, December 12, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Air Canada Centre in Toronto
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The Indiana Pacers, who have won just three of their 11 road games this season, will be visiting the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. Last season, the Pacers and the Raptors split their two-game regular season series.
The Pacers' rough stretch continued on Wednesday when they were beaten 103-96 to the Los Angeles Clippers at home. They had an off shooting night in that game, making just 39.3 percent of their shots.
Through 22 games, the Pacers are in the bottom 10 in scoring by averaging just 93.5 points per game. Center Roy Hibbert has a 17.4 PER on the season by averaging 11.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game. Their top scorer is Rodney Stuckey, who is averaging 12.7 points per game.
On Tuesday night, the Raptors were outscored 24-13 in the fourth quarter of their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers and ended up losing 105-101 on the road. They did hit 51.2 percent of their shots in that loss, but they also ended up turning the ball over 15 times.
The Raptors have had one of the best offenses in the NBA so far this season, averaging 108.5 points per game. Their best player through 22 games has been point guard Kyle Lowry, who is averaging 20.1 points, 7.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Center Jonas Valanciunas is averaging 12.1 points and a team-high 8.6 rebounds per game.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
Indiana Pacers are 12-9-1 Against the Spread
Indiana Pacers are 13-9-0 against the Over/Under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
Toronto Raptors are 13-9-0 Against the Spread
Toronto Raptors are 14-8-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
12/08/14 C Ian Mahinmi Foot expected to miss 6-8 weeks
10/29/14 G George Hill Quad out indefinitely
08/02/14 F Paul George Leg out for season
11/30/14 G DeMar DeRozan Groin out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto
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