Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers - 2/23/20 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Indiana Pacers (33-23) at Toronto Raptors (41-15)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -4.5 -- Over/Under: 219
TV: SNET, FSIN
The Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors meet Sunday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena.
The Indiana Pacers need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 109.7 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 44.8 percent shooting. TJ Warren is averaging 18.7 points and 3.8 rebounds while Domantas Sabonis is averaging 18.4 points and 4.8 assists. Malcolm Brogdon is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremy Lamb is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 78.8 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.6 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have split their last six road games.
The Toronto Raptors look to stay hot after winning 15 of their last 16 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 113 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 106.5 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 23.8 points and 7.6 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 19.5 points and 7.7 assists. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka is grabbing eight rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37.7 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors haven’t lost a home game since January 12.
The Pacers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Raptors are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a home favorite and 37-14 ATS in their last 51 games playing on 1 days rest. The over is 8-3 in Pacers last 11 overall. The over is 5-1 in Raptors last 6 home games. The Pacers are 13-27 ATS in the last 40 meetings in Toronto and 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Toronto Raptors have already beaten the Pacers twice this month and have won seven of the last nine meetings overall. The Indiana Pacers simply aren't playing good enough basketball to trust on the road against one of the better teams in the conference, and the Toronto Raptors are 18-11 against the spread where they win by an average of 5.6 points and shoot 48.4 percent from the field. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Raptors until the Pacers show they can turn things around.