Raptors at Pacers Game 4 - 4/23/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (58-27) at Indiana Pacers (46-39)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 3:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers +1.5 -- Over/Under: 192.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TNT, RSN-
The Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers meet Saturday afternoon for game four at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Toronto Raptors can take a commanding 3-1 series lead with another big road victory. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 96.3 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 90.7 points on 41 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 15 points and 2.7 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 16.7 points and eight assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 16 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 3.3 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 27.5 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won eight of their last 15 road games.
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The Indiana Pacers need to tie this series up at 2-2 to have any real shot of winning this series. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 90.7 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 96.3 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 28.7 points and six rebounds while George Hill is averaging nine points and 1 assist. Monta Ellis is dishing four assists and Myles Turner is grabbing five rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 27.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won five of their last six home games. Ian Mahinmi is questionable with a back injury.
The Raptors are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Conference Quarterfinals games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pacers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up loss. The Raptors are 9-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings in Indiana and 42-20 ATS in the last 62 meetings overall.
The Pacers have the offense to bounce back and tie this series up, and you can expect Ellis or Hill to have a breakout game. This is one of those few first round series that could go further than four or five games. I like the Pacers at home.