Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors Predictions, NBA Picks 2/23/2020
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Location: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto -4.5
Scotiabank Arena is the site where Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors (41-15, 1st in the Atlantic Division) will play the Indiana Pacers (33-23, 2nd in the Central Division) on Sunday. Toronto opens this matchup as 4.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 219.
The Pacers cover 54.5% of the time, having gone 30-25-1 ATS. Toronto is covering the spread 57.1% of the time, going 32-24-0 against the spread.
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/21/20 SG Victor Oladipo Back is questionable Sunday vs Toronto
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/21/20 SG Patrick McCaw Illness is questionable Sunday vs Indiana
02/20/20 C Marc Gasol Hamstring is out indefinitely
02/19/20 SF Norman Powell Finger is out indefinitely
Domantas Sabonis comes into this game averaging 18.4 points per contest while playing 34.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 12.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 4.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Myles Turner averages 11.8 points per contest in 29.1 minutes per game. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 6.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Pascal Siakam scores 23.8 points per contest while playing 35.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.6 rebounds per contest and has 3.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 81%. Kyle Lowry averages 19.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.8 rebounds per game and has 7.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 109.7 points per contest, which is 21st in the league. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 3rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 9th in the NBA. They average 42.6 boards per contest and 26.1 assists per game, which ranks them 26th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 27th with 12.8 per game. The Pacers allow 107.4 points per contest, which is 8th in the NBA. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 44.8 rebounds a game which ranks 12th, and they allow 23.1 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the league. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 16th in the NBA.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto is 12th in the NBA with 113.0 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the league in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 6.52. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 2nd in the league. They are 15th in the NBA in rebounding with 45.3 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 25.6. The Raptors are 19th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Raptors give up 106.5 points per game, which ranks them 4th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 23rd with 25.4 dimes allowed per game and 24th with 46.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Raptors are 29th in the league in forcing turnovers with 17.1 per contest this year.
The Pacers are 16th in the NBA in offensive rating with 110.8, and their defensive rating of 108.5 is ranked 10th. In terms of pace they are 24th in the league with 98.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 9th. As a team they are 14th in the NBA in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 30th in the league. Indiana is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the league.
Toronto is 17th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 29th in the NBA. The Raptors are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 105.2, and their offensive rating of 111.6 is ranked 2nd. They are 13th in the NBA in pace with 100.5 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 7th. As a unit they are 7th in the league in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA.
Who will win tonight's Pacers/Raptors NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto -4.5
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