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Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors 1/2/23 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Toronto Raptors (16-20) vs. Indiana Pacers (20-17)
January 2, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Indiana Pacers -2.5; Over/Under: +226.5
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The Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers meet Monday in NBA action at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The Toronto Raptors have lost 6 of their last 9 games. The Indiana Pacers have won 5 of their last 6 games.

The Toronto Raptors are averaging 111.4 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 110.8 points on 48.9 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 26.2 points and 8.5 rebounds, while Fred VanVleet is averaging 19 points and 3.9 rebounds. O.G. Anunoby is the third double-digit scorer and Gary Trent Jr. is grabbing 2 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.3 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.8 rebounds per game.

The Indiana Pacers are averaging 114.6 points on 45.8 percent shooting and allowing 115.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Tyrese Haliburton is averaging 20.7 points and 3.9 rebounds, while Buddy Hield is averaging 17.5 points and 4.7 rebounds. Bennedict Mathurin is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 7.9 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game.

The Raptors are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 2 days rest. The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Raptors last 5 Monday games. The over is 37-15-1 in Pacers last 53 home games. The under is 12-4 in the last 16 meetings in Indiana.

After last week, it feels like these teams are heading in different directions. The Toronto Raptors are having issues finishing games, and those issues usually don’t fix themselves on the road. The Indiana Pacers are playing their best ball of the season, and they win in the favorite role by an average of 4 points. We’re only laying a bucket. Give me the Pacers.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Indiana Pacers -2.5

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