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Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers - 12/19/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Indiana Pacers (20-11) at Toronto Raptors (23-9)
Date & Time Wednesday December 19, 2018, 7:30 PM (EST)
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The Line: Toronto Raptors -7 -- Over/Under:
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The Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors meet Wednesday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena.

The Indiana Pacers look for another victory after winning seven of their last eight games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 106.7 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 101.2 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 20.8 points and 5.1 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 16.5 points and 3.9 rebounds. Domantas Sabonis is the third double-digit scorer and Myles Turner is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.9 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have won four of their last six road games.

The Toronto Raptors could use a big victory here after losing four of their last six games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 114.8 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 26.3 points and 8.4 rebounds while Serge Ibaka is averaging 16.7 points and 7.5 rebounds. Pascal Siakam is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Lowry is dishing 10 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.6 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have split their last eight home games.

The Pacers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Pacers are 11-26 ATS in the last 37 meetings in Toronto and the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 7-2 in Raptors last 9 overall. The under is 40-19 in Pacers last 59 overall.

The Indiana Pacers are coming off a brutal loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers last night and now have to deal with the travel to Toronto, which is never easy for NBA teams on the end of a back to back. The Toronto Raptors have had a couple of recent hiccups, but they're still outscoring teams by 7.3 points at home this season while shooting 48.3 percent from the field. The Raptors have also had their way with the Pacers in past meetings. This feels like a game where the Raptors can impose their will and get a comfortable home victory. 

Toronto Raptors -7

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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