Friday, March 31, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Friday, March 31, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 7 point favorites.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 37-38. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 104.3 points per game while giving up 105.4 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 45-30. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 107.2 points per game and surrendering 103.0, good for a point differential of 4.2.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 33-42-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 37-38-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 41-33-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 40-35-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
03/28/17 PG Rodney Stuckey Knee has been waived
03/27/17 C Al Jefferson Ankle out indefinitely
03/24/17 G Glenn Robinson III Calf out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/03/17 PG Kyle Lowry Wrist out indefinitely
Jeff Teague comes into this contest averaging 15.2 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Paul George averages 22.8 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 6.4 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 91%.
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DeMar DeRozan averages 27.2 points per game while playing 35.4 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Jonas Valanciunas averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.5 rebounds per contest and 0.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 104.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 19th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is -1.03 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 41.9 rebounds per game and 22.3 assists per game which ranks them 27th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 15th with 13.8 per game. The Pacers allow 105.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.7 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 22.4 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 22nd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 107.2 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 4.15 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 12th in the NBA. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per contest which ranks them 19th and 30th respectively. In the turnover department the Raptors rank 27th with 12.7 per game. The Raptors allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 13th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.1 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the league. The Raptors force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Pacers have an offensive rating of 107.8 and a defensive rating of 108.9. In terms of pace they average 96.1 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Indiana turns the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Raptors rating on offense is 112.4 and they have a defensive rating of 108.1. They get 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 52%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 29% of their shot attempts. Toronto turns the ball over on 11.7 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 13.5 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Toronto -7
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