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2021 NBA Handicapping
(3-3) Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers (1-5)
Date: Saturday, October 30th
Time: 7:30 PM EST
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indiana, Indianapolis
NBA Moneyline Odds: Raptors +135 | Pacers -167 (Bet Now!)
NBA Betting Odds: Pacers -3.5
NBA Betting Total: 215.5
Saturday, October 30th finds the Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers tipping off in their second meeting of the season. These teams played on Wednesday with the Raptors taking the victory 118-100.
Both squads are finishing a back-to-back set with the Raptors garnering a win versus the Magic and the Pacers falling to the Nets.
The teams have played a total of 96 occasions in their history with the Pacers winning 51 contests. Last season, the clubs played three times with the Pacers taking two of the three contests.
OG Anunoby was a major problem for the Pacers in the opening quarter on Wednesday. He proved to be a difficult task to defend as he overpowered anyone assigned to stop him.
Anunoby did the majority of his damage (offensively) in that opening quarter (15 points) but once Indy adapted rookie Scottie Barnes (18 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists) emulated OG scoring easily inside while Fred VanVleet got hot from outside (26 points, 10 rebounds).
Toronto ranks high in several key defensive categories. They are second in steals (11.8), fourth in opponent points per game (100.7), third for opponent rebounds (43.0), third for opponent fastbreak points (8.5), and second for fewest opponent points in the paint (39.3).
The match versus the Magic featured several rookies including the fourth (Scottie Barnes) and fifth (Jalen Suggs) draft picks. Barnes registered 21 points, nine rebounds, an assist, two steals, and a block.
Rookie Dalano Banton is also figuring in the mix lately with Nick Nurse electing to play him over vet Goran Dragic and sophomore Malachi Flynn. Banton played 23 minutes versus Orlando with 10 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals, and no turnovers.
Leading into the game in Toronto it sure seemed like that matchup would allow for Domantas Sabonis to have a field day. The defensive-minded Raptors have one issue and that’s guarding skilled big men because they don’t have big men in the 7′ range or 6’11” for that matter.
Initially, Sabonis made that assumption look sound as he scored the first six points for Indy but Nick Nurse called a timeout and adapted how the Raptors were defending him often by sending double-teams his way.
The move worked but opened the floor for Malcolm Brogdon who then took over scoring. However, when Brogdon left after tweaking his hamstring the Raptors essentially clamped down on the big man.
In the loss to the Nets, Torrey Craig led Indy with 28 points and 11 rebounds while Chris Duarte (19), Sabonis (16), and Jeremy Lamb (12) scored in double-figures.
Brogdon (hamstring) didn’t play Friday and is questionable for this match while Isaiah Jackson who injured his knee in Toronto joins TJ Warren and Caris LeVert as out indefinitely.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Raptors are 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
- The Raptors are 6-4 ATS in the last 10 head to head meetings
- Over/Under is 6-4 in the teams last 10 head to head meetings
Free Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Prediction:
The Pacers will be desperate for a win and keen to get revenge for the loss in Toronto but if Brogdon can’t go it’ll be an uphill battle. Since both teams played Friday there’s no rest advantage.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Raptors +3.5
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