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(12-10) Indiana Pacers vs. Toronto Raptors (13-7)
Date: Friday December 1
Time: 7:30PM EST
Venue: Air Canada Center, Toronto, Ontario
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -7
NBA Betting Total: 215.5
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Just one week ago the Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers undertook a chippy affair which Indy ultimately won. Revenge is surely on the Raptors minds and Lance Stephenson should be prepared to be public enemy number one.
Last season, Indiana won the season series 2-1 and holds the all-time record having bested the Raptors 47 to 35.
The surprising Indiana Pacers arrive in Toronto boasting a 6-2 record in their last eight games including a win over the Raptors last Friday. Indiana arrives having lost on the road in Houston. Thaddeus Young was the best Pacer in the loss delivering 23 points while Myles Turner had a double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds.
The trio of Bojan Bogdanovic, Victor Oladipo and Myles Turner pose the greatest threats for Toronto. Bogdanovic in particular has a history of lighting up the Raptors from deep.
In their last outing however, Lance Stephenson proved to be the greatest threat both in scoring and defensively. Particularly in the fourth quarter when Stephenson delivered two hard fouls on DeRozan which weren’t acknowledged until the two minute report the following day. This isn’t the first time Stephenson has been a pest for Toronto as a last second layin during an April 2017 blowout didn’t sit well with DeRozan either.
As great as the Pacers offense (6th) has been, their defense (22nd) continues to be an issue.
Lance Stephenson will likely be a marked man in Toronto. DeMar DeRozan had a subpar effort in Indiana and will be looking to right that effort. In particular the body check Stephenson hit DeRozan with and a misplaced knee will be top of mind for the All-Star guard.
The key for Toronto will be correcting third quarter production where the Raptors rank 30th. Fortunately Toronto’s top ranked fourth quarter and strong first halves often lead to wins. Head Coach Dwane Casey is adamant Toronto fix their third quarter woes, implying he’ll even use a different five players to start the second half if this issue continues.
With three days off and plenty of practice time the Raptors beat the Kemba Walker-less Hornets. Indy represents the only top ten offense Toronto will face in their next nine games.
NBA Betting Trends:
- In Pacers last 21 road games over is 16-5.
- In Pacers last 8 games they are 6-2 ATS overall.
- In Raptors last 8 games they are 6-2 ATS overall.
- In Raptors last 21 home games the over is 15-6.
Free Indiana Pacers vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction: Take the over
Kyle Lowry continues his hot streak. In the last 10 games the bulldog is averaging 21 points, 7.4 assists, 7.4 rebounds and is shooting over 47 percent from deep. Expect the Raptors who play just their ninth home game of the season (tied with Bulls for fewest in NBA) to take advantage of the ACC crowd and deliver a good old fashioned case of pay back in a high scoring affair.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Bet the Over
Through their past eight games the Raptors averaged 112 points while holding opponents to 101 for a combined 213 points. The Raptors and Pacers offense ranks third and sixth so avoid the temptation to bet the under.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Raptors 115 – Pacers 103
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