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Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers - 4/6/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Indiana Pacers (47-32) at Toronto Raptors (56-22)
Date & Time Friday April 6, 2018, 7:30 PM (EDT)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: Toronto Raptors -7.5 -- Over/Under: 20.85
TV Channel
FSMW, Sportsnet One
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The Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors meet Friday in NBA action at the Air Canada Centre.

The Indiana Pacers look for another victory after winning seven of their last nine games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 105.7 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 104 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Victor Oladipo is averaging 23.4 points and 4.3 assists while Bojan Bogdanovic is averaging 14.2 points and 3.4 rebounds. Myles Turner is the third double-digit scorer and Darren Collinson is dishing 5.4 assists. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 36.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Pacers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.2 rebounds per game. The Indiana Pacers have split their last six road games.

The Toronto Raptors look for another strong home win after splitting their last 10 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 112 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 104.2 points on 45.1 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.3 points and 3.9 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 16.3 points and 6.8 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is the third double-digit scorer and Serge Ibaka is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 79.7 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.8 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won eight of their last 10 home games.

The Pacers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Raptors are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Pacers are 11-25 ATS in the last 36 meetings in Toronto, 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the under is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.

It's tough to turn down free points with the Indiana Pacers, as they're a fiesty team that doesn't back down and has proven they can win against good teams. However, the Pacers are coming off a big win over the Warriors last night and now have to go through customs and what not. Just a rough spot for the Pacers schedule wise. The Toronto Raptors seem to have gotten back on track with a blowout win over the Celtics, and they're outscoring teams by 10.2 points at home this season. Give me the Raptors in a comfortable victory.

Pick:
Toronto Raptors -7.5

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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