Sunday, May 1, 2016
Air Canada Centre
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, May 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 6.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 190.5.
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The Pacers had a regular season record of 45-37 and a road record of 19-22. They were 2nd in the Central Division. They had a point differential of 1.7 as they averaged 102.2 points per game while giving up 100.5 per contest. Indiana was 8-8 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 30-22. The Raptors had a regular season record of 56-26 and a home record of 32-9. They were 1st in the Atlantic Division. They averaged 102.7 points per game and surrendered 98.2, good for a point differential of 4.5. Toronto had a division record of 14-2 and a conference record of 39-13.
Paul George comes into this contest after averaging 23.1 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night this season for the Pacers. He pulled down 7 rebounds per game and dished out 4.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 42% while his free throw percentage was at 86%. George Hill averaged 12.1 points per game in 34.1 minutes per contest this season. He averaged 3.5 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage was 44% for the year while his free throw percentage was 76%.
DeMar DeRozan averaged 23.5 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabbed 4.5 rebounds per game and had 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 45% and his free throw percentage was at 85%. Kyle Lowry averaged 21.2 points per game this season and he saw the court an average of 37 minutes per contest. He also averaged 4.7 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 43% and his free throw percentage was 81%.
Indiana averaged 101.7 points per contest this season which ranked them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 1.6 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team which had them ranked 14th. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 14th in the league. They averaged 51.8 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per game which ranked them 17th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 20th with 14.8 per game. The Pacers allowed 100.1 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 8th in the league. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 53.6 rebounds a game which ranked 22nd and they gave up 20.5 assists per contest which put them in 3rd place in the league. They forced 15.7 turnovers per game which ranked them 7th in the league.
Toronto averaged 102.3 points per game this year which ranked them 15th in the league. Their average scoring margin was 4.3 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team which had them sitting in the 18th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 36% which was good for 6th in the NBA. They averaged 53.1 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per contest which ranked them 11th and 29th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors ranked 5th with 13.1 per game. The Raptors allowed 98 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 3rd in the league. They also allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 11th and 29th in those defensive statistics. Opponents averaged 48.7 rebounds a game which ranked 3rd and they gave up 21.6 assists per contest which put them in 11th place in the league. The Raptors forced 13.4 turnovers per game which ranked them 22nd in the NBA.
The Pacers averaged 101 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 94.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of -0.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -0.7 per contest. The Pacers had an offensive rating of 104.6 and a defensive rating of 102.9. In terms of pace they averaged 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 50%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turned the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they forced 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 49%.
The Raptors scored 104.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 95.3 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they had a difference of 6.2 points per game. The Raptors rating on offense was 110 and they had a defensive rating of 105.2. They had 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempted 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turned the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 12.7 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 50%.
Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers were 42-40-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers were 37-45-0 against the over/under
Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors were 44-37-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors were 43-37-2 against the over/under
Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Toronto Raptors Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana
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