Indiana Pacers at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 12/1/2017
Friday, December 1, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Raptors on Friday, December 1, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 7.5 point favorites.
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The Pacers come into this game with an overall record of 12-10. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.5 as they are averaging 108.3 points per game while giving up 107.8 per contest. The Raptors have an overall record of 13-7. They currently are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They are averaging 110.4 points per game and surrendering 103.1, good for a point differential of 7.3.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 13-9-0 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 11-11-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 12-8-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 9-11-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
09/29/17 G Glenn Robinson III Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
11/30/17 PG Kyle Lowry Leg injured last game, is probable Friday vs Indiana
11/16/17 PG Delon Wright Shoulder is out indefinitely
Victor Oladipo comes into this contest averaging 22.8 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Pacers. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Myles Turner averages 13.9 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 7.6 rebounds per game for Indiana. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Kyle Lowry averages 16.7 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year for the Raptors. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per game and has 7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 91%. DeMar DeRozan averages 23.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 108.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 7th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.55 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 3rd. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 1st in the league. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 23.3 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 22nd with 14.5 per game. The Pacers allow 107.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the league. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 15th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 43.3 rebounds a game which ranks 13th and they give up 23.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 19th place in the league. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 4th in the league with 110.4 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 7.3. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 23rd in the NBA. They are 25th in the league in rebounding with 41.4 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 23.1. The Raptors are 21st in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Raptors surrender 103.1 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense is allowing a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 9th and 18th in those defensive statistics. They rank 14th with 22.6 assists allowed per contest and 5th with 41.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 21st in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game this season.
The Pacers are 7th in the league in defensive rating with 108.9, and their offensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 9th. They are 9th in the NBA in pace with 99 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 5th. As a unit they are 5th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 24th in the NBA. Indiana is 25th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 54%, which is 5th in the NBA.
Toronto is 22nd in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 25th in the NBA. The Raptors are 3rd in the league in defensive rating with 105.7, and their offensive rating of 113.2 is ranked 21st. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 97.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 3rd. As a unit they are 3rd in the league in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 6th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana +7.5
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