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Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers - 01/06/2019 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Indiana Pacers at Toronto Raptors
Date & Time Sunday January 6, 2019, 7:30 PM (EST)
Location
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto, Ontario
The Line
The Line: Toronto Raptors -4.5 -- Over/Under: 208.5
TV Channel
NBAt, FSIN, SPNT
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The Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors meet Sunday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena.

The Indiana Pacers look to stay hot while building on their six-game winning streak. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 107.8 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 101.4 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 20.2 points and 5.4 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 16.2 points and 3.9 rebounds. Domantas Sabonis is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.3 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won five of their last six road games.

The Toronto Raptors look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 113 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 107.9 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 27.1 points and eight rebounds while Serge Ibaka is averaging 15.9 points and 7.3 rebounds. Pascal Siakam is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is dishing 9.8 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.2 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won each of their last four home games.

The Pacers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 1 days rest and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Raptors are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games playing on 0 days rest, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Sunday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Pacers are 12-26 ATS in the last 38 meetings in Toronto. The over is 5-2 in Raptors last 7 overall. The over is 4-0 in Pacers last 4 overall.

The Toronto Raptors have won seven of the last nine games against the Indiana Pacers, which includes a three-point victory a couple of weeks ago. The Indiana Pacers are playing extremely well during this six-game winning streak and are outscoring teams by 14.4 points in their last five games. However, the Raptors are a different team at home, even though they're banged up, and they could use this stretch to further make a point in the East. The Raptors just beat the Bucks on the road and now have a chance to end another contenders winning streak. I don't like betting against the Raptors at home when the chalk is reasonable. I'll back the home team. 

Pick:
Toronto Raptors -4.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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