Thursday, April 21, 2016
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Thursday, April 21, 2016. The series is tied 1-1. The opening line for this game has Toronto as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 193.
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The Raptors had a regular season record of 56-26 and a road record of 24-17. They were 1st in the Atlantic Division. They had a point differential of 4.5 as they averaged 102.7 points per game while giving up 98.2 per contest. Toronto was 14-2 against division opponents and they had a conference record of 39-13. The Pacers had a regular season record of 45-37 and a home record of 26-15. They were 2nd in the Central Division. They averaged 102.2 points per game and surrendered 100.5, good for a point differential of 1.7. Indiana had a division record of 8-8 and a conference record of 30-22.
DeMar DeRozan comes into this contest after averaging 23.5 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night this season for the Raptors. He pulled down 4.5 rebounds per game and dished out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 45% while his free throw percentage was at 85%. Kyle Lowry averaged 21.2 points per game in 37 minutes per contest this season. He averaged 6.4 assists per contest and 4.7 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage was 43% for the year while his free throw percentage was 81%.
Paul George averaged 23.1 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per contest this year for the Pacers. He grabbed 7 rebounds per game and had 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 42% and his free throw percentage was at 86%. George Hill averaged 12.1 points per game this season and he saw the court an average of 34.1 minutes per contest. He also averaged 4 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 44% and his free throw percentage was 76%.
Toronto averaged 102.5 points per contest this season which ranked them 14th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin was 4.4 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team which had them ranked 15th. Behind the arc they shot 37% which was good for 5th in the league. They averaged 53.1 rebounds per game and 18.7 assists per game which ranked them 11th and 29th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 5th with 13.2 per game. The Raptors allowed 98.1 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 categories. Opponents averaged 48.8 rebounds a game which ranked 3rd and they gave up 21.6 assists per contest which put them in 11th place in the league. They forced 13.3 turnovers per game which ranked them 22nd in the league.
Indiana averaged 102 points per game this year which ranked them 17th in the league. Their average scoring margin was 1.7 and their shooting percentage was 45% as a team which had them sitting in the 16th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shot 35% which was good for 14th in the NBA. They averaged 51.9 rebounds per game and 21.1 assists per contest which ranked them 15th and 22nd respectively. In the turnover department the Pacers ranked 20th with 14.8 per game. The Pacers allowed 100.3 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 statistics. Opponents averaged 53.6 rebounds a game which ranked 22nd and they gave up 20.8 assists per contest which put them in 4th place in the league. The Pacers forced 15.8 turnovers per game which ranked them 7th in the NBA.
The Raptors averaged 100.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 97 ppg in their past 3 contests. They had an average scoring differential of 2.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.7 per contest. The Raptors had an offensive rating of 110 and a defensive rating of 105.2. In terms of pace they averaged 92.9 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage was 50%. As a team they had a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Toronto turned the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions and they forced 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 50%.
The Pacers scored 102.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 94.7 points per contest in their last 3 games. They have an average scoring differential of 1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they had a difference of 4 points per game. The Pacers rating on offense was 104.6 and they had a defensive rating of 102.9. They had 96.6 possessions per 48 minutes and they had an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they had a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempted 3 pointers on 27% of their shot attempts. Indiana turned the ball over on 13.5 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents averaged 14.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year was 49%.
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 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 Injuries
04/19/16 F Terrence Ross Concussion "?" Thursday vs. Indiana
Indiana Pacers Injuries
04/20/16 F Myles Turner Back probable Thursday vs. Toronto
04/18/16 C Ian Mahinmi Back "?" Thursday vs. Toronto
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana
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