Indiana Pacers vs. Toronto Raptors - 12/14/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (15-9) at Indiana Pacers (13-9)
NBA Basketball: Monday, December 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -5 -- Over/Under: 202 See the Latest Odds
TV: Sportsnet One, FSMW
The Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers meet Monday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Toronto Raptors hope to build on their current four-game winning streak. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 100.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 96.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21.4 points and 4.2 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 21.6 points and 6.3 assists. DeMarre Carroll is dishing 1.3 assists and Luis Scola is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The Toronto Raptors have won four straight road games.
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The Indiana Pacers look for a nice victory after splitting their last eight games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 103.5 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 99.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 27 points and eight rebounds while C.J. Miles is averaging 15.4 points and 1.3 assists. George Hill is grabbing 4.2 rebounds and Monta Ellis is dishing 4.8 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.7 turnovers per game. The Indiana Pacers have won five of their last six home games.
The Raptors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Pacers are 12-1 ATS in their last 13 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Raptors are 7-0 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Indiana and 38-18 ATS in the last 56 meetings overall.
The Pacers are flat out rolling offensively, especially at home. The Raptors are coming off a game Sunday afternoon and now have to travel. I'll give the rested and better offensive team at home the advantage here.