Raptors at Pacers Game 3 - 4/21/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (56-27) at Indiana Pacers (46-37)
NBA Basketball: Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers +1 -- Over/Under: 193 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSMW
The Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers clash for a big game three Thursday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Toronto Raptors look to regain home court advantage and build on an impressive game one showing. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 94 points on 40.9 percent shooting and allowing 93.5 points on 42.3 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 12 points and three rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 14.5 points and eight assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 17 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing three assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 24.3 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 36.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have split their last 14 road games.
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The Indiana Pacers hope to jump on the Raptors early and take a nice 2-1 series lead. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 93.5 points on 42.3 percent shooting and allowing 94 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 30.5 points and four rebounds while George Hill is averaging seven points and 0.5 assists. Monta Ellis is dishing four assists and Myles Turner is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 24.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won five straight home games.
The Pacers have proven they have an offense and shooting ability that can give the Raptors some serious problems. Toronto also hasn't been a very consistent team on the road, as it's had its struggles away from home this season. The Pacers are an experienced playoff team and the crowd will show up.
I like the Pacers to get the job done at home.