Toronto Raptors vs Indiana Pacers Prediction, 1/24/2021 NBA Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Raptors vs Indiana Pacers
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+2.5)
Bankers Life Fieldhouse is the venue where and the Indiana Pacers (9-6) will play the Toronto Raptors (6-9) on Sunday. Toronto opens this contest as 2.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 224.
The Toronto Raptors faced the Miami Heat and took home the win by a score of 101-81 in their last contest. Toronto finished the game having earned a 46.4% FG percentage (39 of 84) and buried 17 of 40 three-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Raptors made 6 of 9 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. Concerning rebounding, they compiled 45 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 22 dimes in this contest as well as getting 11 steals and 3 rejections. Regarding defending, Toronto let their opponent shoot 42.9% from the field on 33 out of 77 shooting. Miami recorded 19 assists and had 13 steals in the matchup. Additionally, the Heat pulled down 32 rebounds (4 offensive, 28 defensive) and got 4 blocked shots. Miami finished the game shooting 80.0% from the charity stripe by making 8 of 10 tries. They also buried 7 of their 31 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Norman Powell is one player who played a role in this contest. He ended up scoring 23 points on 10 of 18 shooting. He played for 31:41 minutes played and also totaled 3 rebounds. Powell finished the contest at 55.6% from the floor and earned 2 assists. Another guy that had an impact in this matchup for the Raptors was OG Anunoby. He collected 4 rebounds and accounted for 2 assists. He shot 66.7% from the field for the game by going 8-of-12 (21 points). When all was said and done, Anunoby was on the hardwood for 34:59 min.
Toronto comes into this contest with a record of 6-9 for the campaign. They are averaging 110.5 points per contest (18th in the league) on 44.2% from the field. The Raptors are connecting on 37.3% on three-point shots (242 of 649) and 80.6% from the free throw line. As a unit, Toronto is grabbing 43.3 boards per game and has accounted for 369 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 14th in the league in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 15.1 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 22.1 fouls every game. Defensively, the Raptors are able to force 16.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.5 personal fouls. The Raptors are allowing a shooting percentage of 45.1% (254 of 277) and they concede 44.9 rebounds per game as a unit. They currently rank 25th in the league in giving up assists to their opponents with 394 conceded on the year. They are giving up 36.4% from 3-point land and they are ranked 9th in the NBA in opponents PPG (108.7).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Indiana Pacers got the victory with a final of 120-118 when they faced the Orlando Magic. The Pacers recorded 36 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 44 in this game. They also rejected 5 attempts while getting 9 steals in this contest. The Magic earned 14 fouls in this matchup which got the Pacers to the charity stripe for a total of 18 tries. They were able to convert 16 of those for a percentage of 88.9%. With respect to 3-pointers, Indiana buried 12 out of 34 attempts (35.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Pacers finished the game shooting 46 out of 93 from the field which gave them a percentage of 49.5%. The Pacers permitted the Magic to bury 43 of their 94 attempts from the field which had them shooting 45.7% for the game. They finished 45.9% from distance by hitting 17 out of 37 and ended up shooting 15 out of 24 at the free throw line (62.5%). With respect to rebounding, Indiana allowed Orlando to pull down 49 in all (13 offensive).
Malcolm Brogdon ended up being a factor for the Pacers in the matchup. He knocked down 8 of 18 in this game for a field goal percentage of 44.4%, which gave him 23 points. Brogdon pulled down 3 rebounds in his 37:24 mins of time on the court and accounted for 6 dimes in this contest. One more player who came through for Indiana was Myles Turner. He was able to score 22 points in his 42:12 minutes on the hardwood via 9 of 14 shooting in the matchup. Turner ended the game having shot 64.3% from the field in addition to totaling 2 assists and 9 rebounds.
Indiana has a record of 9-6 this season. The Pacers commit 20.9 fouls every game and they shoot 75.0% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 26.4 times per contest (6th in the league) and they turn it over 13.3 times per contest. Indiana has scored 1,700 points for the campaign (113.3 per contest) and they collect 42.1 boards per game. As an offense, the Pacers are hitting on 47.7% from the field, which ranks them 10th in basketball. The Pacers defensively are ranked 18th in basketball in points allowed per contest with 111.3. They have forced 15.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 46.9% from the floor (21st in basketball). The Indiana defense surrenders 39.5% from downtown (188 of 476) and opponents are knocking down 75.7% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 24.7 dimes and 45.1 boards per game, which ranks them 14th and 16th in the league.
Who will win tonight's NBA game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (+2.5)
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