Saturday, April 16, 2016
Air Canada Centre
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Saturday, April 16, 2016 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 195.
The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 45-37 and a road record of 19-22. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 102.2 points per game while giving up 100.5 per contest. Indiana is 8-8 against division opponents and they have a conference record of 30-22. They are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The Raptors have an overall record of 56-26 and a home record of 32-9. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 102.7 points per game and surrendering 98.2, good for a point differential of 4.5. Toronto has a division record of 14-2 and a conference record of 39-13. In their last 10 games they are 7-3.
Paul George comes into this contest averaging 23.1 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. George Hill averages 12.1 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
DeMar DeRozan averages 23.5 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Kyle Lowry averages 21.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Indiana averages 102.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 17th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 52.1 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 14.9 per game. The Pacers allow 100.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 53.5 rebounds a game which ranks 22nd and they give up 20.8 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the league. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the league.
Toronto averages 102.7 points per game this year which ranks them 14th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 15th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the NBA. They average 52.9 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per contest which ranks them 11th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 5th with 13.1 per game. The Raptors allow 98.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 48.9 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 21.7 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. The Raptors force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 23rd in the NBA.
The Pacers average 101.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 109.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 13.7 per contest. The Pacers have an offensive rating of 104.6 and a defensive rating of 102.9. In terms of pace they average 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they force 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%.
The Raptors score 105 ppg at home and they have averaged 106 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 11.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.6 points per game. The Raptors rating on offense is 110 and they have a defensive rating of 105.2. They get 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 42-40-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 37-45-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 44-37-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 43-37-2 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
04/15/16 G C.J. Miles Shoulder is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Toronto
04/14/16 G Paul George Ankle is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. Toronto
Toronto Raptors Injuries
04/14/16 F James Johnson Foot probable Saturday vs. Indiana
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana
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