Indiana Pacers at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 12/19/2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Scotiabank Arena to play the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 2.5 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 20-10. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 5.5 as they average 106.7 points per contest while giving up 101.2 per game. The Raptors have an overall mark of 23-9. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They total 114.8 points per contest and give up 107.3, which is a point differential of 7.5.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 15-14-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 10-20-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 15-17-0 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 18-14-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
12/16/18 G Tyreke Evans Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Cleveland
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/18/18 PG Kyle Lowry Back is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs Indiana
12/17/18 PG Fred VanVleet Back is questionable Wednesday vs Indiana
12/17/18 F Pascal Siakam Back is questionable Wednesday vs Indiana
12/14/18 C Jonas Valanciunas Thumb is out 4-6 weeks
11/06/18 SF Norman Powell Shoulder is out indefinitely
Domantas Sabonis comes into this contest averaging 14.0 points per game while playing 24.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. Bojan Bogdanovic averages 16.5 points per game in 31.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Kawhi Leonard averages 26.3 points per game while playing 35.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 3.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Kyle Lowry averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 10.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 106.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 24th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 4th in the league. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 25.3 assists per game, which ranks them 21st and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.5 per game. The Pacers allow 101.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 19th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.5 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 22.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 5th in the league with 114.8 points per game this year. They are 2nd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.6 boards per game, and 11th in assists per contest with 24.9. The Raptors are 21st in turnovers per game with 13.7. The Raptors surrender 107.3 points per contest, which ranks them 8th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 24.3 assists allowed per contest and 13th with 44.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors are 17th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game.
The Pacers are 20th in the NBA in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 97.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 7th. As a team they are 13th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 27th in the league. Indiana is 7th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 26th in the league.
Toronto is 18th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 29th in the league. The Raptors are 2nd in the NBA in offensive rating with 114.6, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 7th. In terms of pace they are 20th in the league with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 3rd. As a team they are 2nd in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 9th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto -2.5
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