Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, 5/16/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
The Toronto Raptors (27-44) play the Indiana Pacers (33-37) at Amalie Arena on Sunday.
The Indiana Pacers stepped onto the hardwood against the Milwaukee Bucks and ended up losing by a score of 142-133 in their last game. Indiana ended the contest with a 45.5% FG percentage (50 of 110) and made 21 out of their 43 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Pacers made 12 of 15 attempts for a rate of 80.0%. With regard to rebounding, they collected 40 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 34 assists in the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and having 6 steals. In regard to defending, Indiana allowed the other team to shoot 57.4% from the field on 54 out of 94 shooting. Milwaukee doled out 34 dimes and had 5 steals for the game. Furthermore, Milwaukee grabbed 51 rebounds (10 offensive, 41 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Milwaukee walked away from this one shooting 74.2% from the free throw line by making 23 of their 31 tries. They made 11 out of their 30 tries from beyond the arc.
Justin Holiday is a guy who was a major contributor in the game. He accounted for 26 points on 9 out of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 38:33 mins and snagged 5 boards. Holiday finished the game shooting 64.3% from the field and distributed 5 assists. One more player that was a factor in the matchup for the Pacers was T.J. McConnell. He pulled down 5 rebounds in 44:32 minutes on the court. He finished 52.6% from the field in this contest by shooting 10-of-19 (23 points). When the final whistle blew, McConnell earned 7 assists.
Indiana will play this game with a record of 33-37 this year. The Pacers are shooting 36.4% on shots from beyond the arc (865 of 2,375) and 79.3% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 115.2 points per contest (6th in the league) while going 47.3% from the floor. They turn it over 13.6 times per contest and as a team they are committing 20.2 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Indiana is collecting 42.7 rebounds per game and is sitting with 1,911 assists on the year, which ranks 4th in the NBA in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Pacers are forcing 14.9 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.3 fouls. They currently rank 23rd in the NBA in giving up assists to the opposition with 1,831 conceded so far this season. The Pacers defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.9% (1,041 of 1,279) and they surrender 46.8 rebounds per contest as a group. They are relinquishing 36.6% on 3-point attempts while they are 25th in the NBA in opponents PPG (115.3).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Toronto Raptors took a loss by a final score of 114-110 against the Dallas Mavericks. The Raptors were able to corral 40 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 in this contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while recording 7 steals in this contest. The Mavericks had 18 fouls in the game which got the Raptors to the charity stripe for a total of 17 shots. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 76.5%. Pertaining to 3-pointers, Toronto knocked down 13 of their 38 attempts (34.2%). Overall, the Raptors shot 42 for 85 from the floor which gave them a rate of 49.4%. The Raptors permitted the Mavericks to bury 39 out of their 90 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.3% in this matchup. They shot 40.5% from downtown by going 17 out of 42 and ended up going 19 out of 21 at the free throw line (90.5%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, Toronto permitted Dallas to grab 42 overall (11 offensive).
Jalen Harris ended up being a major contributor for the Raptors in this game. He made 12 of 21 in the matchup for a rate of 57.1%, and tallied 2 rebounds. Harris earned 31 points in his 36:29 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 4 assists for the contest. Someone else who was a determining factor for Toronto was Malachi Flynn. He left the arena with 5 dimes in 37:22 minutes on the hardwood, and he converted 11 of 21 from the floor. Flynn ended the game having shot 52.4% from the floor while totaling 26 points and 6 boards.
Toronto has a win-loss record of 27-44 on the year. Toronto has tallied 7,898 points for the campaign (111.2 per contest) and they pull in 41.5 rebounds per contest. The Raptors are committing 21.3 fouls per contest and they go 81.6% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Raptors are hitting on 44.9% from the floor, which is 26th in the league. They are assisting teammates 24.1 times per game (19th in the league) and they lose possession via turnover 13.2 times per contest. The Raptors on defense are ranked 13th in the NBA in points per game surrendered with 111.5. The Toronto defense allows 37.9% on 3-point shots (986 of 2,604) and opponents are making 79.9% of their foul shots. They have allowed 25.9 assists and 45.8 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 24th and 22nd in the NBA. They have forced 16.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.0% from the field (9th in the NBA).
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto
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