Indiana Pacers at Toronto Raptors NBA Picks & Predictions 1/6/2019
Sunday, January 6, 2019
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The Indiana Pacers travel to Scotiabank Arena to play the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto as 3 point favorites.
The Pacers head into this matchup with a mark of 26-12. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They have a point differential of 6.4 as they average 107.8 points per contest while giving up 101.4 per game. The Raptors have an overall mark of 28-12. They currently are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They total 113.0 points per contest and give up 107.9, which is a point differential of 5.1.
Valuable Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 20-16-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 14-23-0 against the over/under
Important Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 17-22-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 23-17-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/14/18 C Jonas Valanciunas Thumb is out 4-6 weeks
01/04/19 PG Kyle Lowry Back is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Milwaukee
Bojan Bogdanovic comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Victor Oladipo averages 20.2 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Serge Ibaka averages 15.9 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Kawhi Leonard averages 27.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.0 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 107.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 2nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 5th in the league. They average 43.8 rebounds per game and 25.5 assists per game, which ranks them 23rd and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 14.4 per game. The Pacers allow 101.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the league. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 2nd and 16th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.7 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 23.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the league. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 8th in the league with 113.0 points per game this year. They are 8th in the league in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 26th in the NBA. They are 14th in the league in rebounding with 45.2 boards per game, and 18th in assists per contest with 23.7. The Raptors are 23rd in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Raptors surrender 107.9 points per contest, which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 24.4 assists allowed per contest and 16th with 44.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Raptors were 20th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game last season.
The Pacers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110, and their defensive rating of 103.5 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 25th in the league with 97.7 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 5th. As a team they are 9th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league. Indiana is 8th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 26th in the league.
Toronto is 23rd in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league. The Raptors are 7th in the NBA in offensive rating with 113.3, and their defensive rating of 108.2 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 19th in the league with 98.9 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 4th. As a team they are 7th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 10th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Indiana +3
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