Toronto Raptors (11-6) at Indiana Pacers (10-8)
NBA Basketball: Friday, November 24, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers +3 -- Over/Under: 215.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers meet Friday in NBA action at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Toronto Raptors look for another victory after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 109.8 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 103.8 points on 45 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 24.8 points and 4.5 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 15.2 points and seven assists. Serge Ibaka is the third double-digit scorer and CJ Miles is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.5 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 36.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.2 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have split their last six road games.
The Indiana Pacers hope to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 108.9 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 22.9 points and 3.8 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 14.9 points and 3.5 rebounds. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Thaddeus Young is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 40.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have split their last six home games.
The Raptors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Friday games, 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Central and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pacers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games, 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games following a ATS win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Raptors are 9-4 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Indiana, 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Indiana Pacers are playing some really good basketball, which includes 48 percent shooting from the field and 46.2 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. However, the Raptors are still the better team here and despite getting beatup by the Knicks on Wednesday, they're still outscoring teams by 10 points in their last five games. I also expect an inspired performance after such a brutal third quarer against New York. I'll take the Raptors and lay the bucket.