Pacers at Raptors Game 2 - 4/18/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Pacers (45-37) at Toronto Raptors (56-26)
NBA Basketball: Monday, April 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -7 -- Over/Under: 193 See the Latest Odds
TV: NBATV, FSMW
The Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors play game two of their playoff series Monday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Indiana Pacers hope to take a commanding 2-0 series lead by stealing another road game. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 100 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 90 points on 38 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 33 points and six rebounds while George Hill is averaging 10 points and one steal. Monta Ellis is dishing five assists and Myles Turner is grabbing five rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 52.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 21.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won six of their last nine road games.
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The Toronto Raptors need a bounce back victory in order to make this a series. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 90 points on 38 percent shooting and allowing 100 points on 43 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 14 points and four assists while Kyle Lowry is averaging 11 points and two rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 19 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing three assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 21.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 52.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 52 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won four of their last five home games.
The Raptors are 0-8 ATS in their last 8 Conference Quarterfinals games and 4-1 ATS in their last 4 home games. The Pacers are 8-22 ATS in the last 30 meetings in Toronto and 20-40 ATS in the last 60 meetings overall.
I'm done trusting this Raptors team in the playoffs, as not only have they failed to cover eight straight, but they're not winning games outright in the playoffs. Until Toronto can show it's ready for the big moments, I'm fading.