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(47-30) Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers (37-40)
Date: Tuesday April 4
Time: 7:00PM EST
Venue: Banker’s Life Field House, Indianapolis, Indiana
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Pacers -2
NBA Betting Total: 205
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Indiana is battling for its playoff lives daily in the Eastern Conference. They are tied with Miami for that final spot facing the very team that eliminated them from the playoffs a year ago.
Toronto has been playing well without All-Star guard Kyle Lowry. They would be more than happy to help eliminate Indiana, a team that pushed them to a seventh game a season ago.
With a win on Sunday the Raptors are now in third in the Eastern Conference. Advancing higher is going to be difficult but they have a shot. This is the first of four out of five on the road to close the season though.
With Lowry out the Raptors have been looking in new directions for scoring and leadership. The trade that brought in Serge Ibaka has been a winner. He has been all that was advertised and more.
Still Demar DeRozan is the leader of the team. He is the best mid-range player in the game today and at times is unstoppable. He makes sure that when they need offense they can get good shots.
Coreu Josepth has proven to be a great asset filling in for Lowry. He is not the scorer that Lowry is but he is crafty and unselfish with the ball. One of the strengths of the team is the depth.
That includes the likes of Delon Wright and Norm Powell. Both are athletic second year players who can contribute offensively and defensively. It was about this time a year ago that the legend of Norm begin to grow.
Indiana is going to need a final flourish to return to the playoffs. It is anybody’s guess whether they finish the season 6th or 11th in the conference. That is how bunchy things are at the bottom of the East.
Paul George is doing his best to put the team on his back. He was one assist and one board away from a triple double against the Cavs on Sunday but they lost the game in OT, their fourth loss in a row, including at Toronto on Friday night.
Though they are playing with more pace this season the secondary scoring has not really developed. Myles Turner has not become the beast some see and other have been middling.
This team is good enough to compete in the playoffs if they can get there. Their closing schedule is not too taxing but they are going to have to win all of their home games to have any chance.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Raptors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Over is 4-0 in Raptors last 4 when their opponent allows 100 points or more in their previous game.
- Raptors are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Tuesday games.
- Over is 4-0 in Pacers last 4 overall.
- Pacers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win.
- Over is 7-1 in Pacers last 8 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
Free Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers NBA Prediction:
No Lowry in this one and likely no PJ Tucker either so the Raptors are going to have to continue to go deep into their depth on the road. If it is not happening early this could be a rest fest.
In terms of motivation it is all with Indiana.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Pacers -2
In fact it might even be wise for the Raptors to lose and drop back into the four spot in the conference.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Indiana 105 – Toronto 97
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