Raptors vs Pacers Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/7/2020
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Friday, February 7, 2020
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -1
Domantas Sabonis and the Indiana Pacers (31-20, 2nd in the Central Division) play the Toronto Raptors (37-14, 1st in the Atlantic Division) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday, February 7, 2020. Toronto opens this matchup as 1 point underdogs. The O/U is set at 218.5.
The Raptors are covering the spread 56.9% of the time, having gone 29-22-0 ATS. Indiana is covering 56.0% of the time, going 28-22-1 against the spread.
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
02/05/20 C Marc Gasol Hamstring is questionable Friday vs Indiana
02/05/20 SF Dewan Hernandez Ankle is questionable Friday vs Indiana
02/01/20 SF Norman Powell Finger is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Pacers Injuries
02/05/20 SF T.J. Warren Head is questionable Friday vs Toronto
Kyle Lowry averages 19.7 points per contest in 36.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 7.3 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 86%. Pascal Siakam comes into this game averaging 23.7 points per contest while playing 34.9 minutes per night. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Myles Turner averages 11.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per game. He also hauls in 6.0 rebounds per game and dishes 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Domantas Sabonis scores 18.3 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 12.6 rebounds per contest and has 4.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Raptors allow 106.1 points per contest which is 5th in the NBA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 2nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 46.6 rebounds a game which ranks 25th, and they allow 25.2 assists per game which puts them in 24th place in the league. They force 17.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in the NBA. Toronto averages 112.7 points per contest, which is 11th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 16th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 45.5 boards per contest and 25.7 assists per game, which ranks them 12th and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 20th with 14.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Pacers give up 107.1 points per game, which ranks them 8th in the league. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 9th and 8th in those defensive statistics. They rank 7th with 23.2 dimes allowed per game and 12th with 44.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Pacers are 13th in the league in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per contest. Indiana is 20th in the NBA with 109.6 points per contest this season. They are 3rd in the league in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 2.5. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 4th in the league. They are 26th in the NBA in rebounding with 42.5 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 26.2. The Pacers are 27th in turnovers per contest with 12.8.
The Raptors are 13th in the league in defensive rating with 105, and their offensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 2nd. They are 14th in the NBA in pace with 100.3 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 8th. As a unit they are 8th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 7th in the NBA. Toronto is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 28th in the NBA.
Indiana is 26th in the league in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 23rd in the NBA. The Pacers are 15th in the league in defensive rating with 108.4, and their offensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 12th. They are 25th in the NBA in pace with 98 possessions per 48 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 9th. As a unit they are 15th in the league in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 30th in the NBA.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Indiana -1 and over 218.5 total points
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