Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers NBA Picks & Predictions 1/23/2019
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Toronto Raptors travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 2.5 point favorites.
The Raptors have a record of 35-13. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They have a point differential of 5.6 as they average 113.9 points per game while giving up 108.3 per contest. The Pacers have an overall record of 31-15 this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They average 109.0 points per game and surrender 103.1, good for a point differential of 5.8.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 21-26-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 28-20-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Pacers Betting Trends
The Indiana Pacers are 24-21-1 against the spread
The Indiana Pacers are 20-26-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
12/14/18 C Jonas Valanciunas Thumb is out 4-6 weeks
01/21/19 SF OG Anunoby Personal is downgraded to out Tuesday vs Sacramento
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kyle Lowry comes into this contest averaging 13.9 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 9.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Kawhi Leonard averages 27.6 points per game in 35.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.1 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Bojan Bogdanovic averages 16.0 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Victor Oladipo averages 19.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.7 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 113.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 6th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 6th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 22nd in the league. They average 45.0 rebounds per game and 24.3 assists per game, which ranks them 16th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 13.3 per game. The Raptors allow 108.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 44.9 rebounds a game which ranks 17th and they give up 24.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 18th place in the league. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana is 21st in the league with 109.0 points per game this year. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 5.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 5th in the NBA. They are 23rd in the league in rebounding with 43.8 boards per game, and 7th in assists per contest with 25.9. The Pacers are 16th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Pacers surrender 103.1 points per contest, which ranks them 2nd in the NBA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 19th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 23.9 assists allowed per contest and 3rd with 42.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Pacers are 27th in the NBA in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game.
The Raptors are 6th in the league in defensive rating with 107.9, and their offensive rating of 113.5 is ranked 7th. They are 17th in the NBA in pace with 99.2 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 4th. As a unit they are 6th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the NBA. Toronto is 22nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 24th in the NBA.
Indiana is 11th in the NBA in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 21st in the league. The Pacers are 15th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.9, and their defensive rating of 105 is ranked 2nd. In terms of pace they are 23rd in the league with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 8th. As a team they are 10th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 28th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Pacers NBA game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -2.5
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