The Toronto Raptors travel to the Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Indiana Pacers. The Raptors have won twelve straight games, the most recent sneaking out a home win over the Indiana Pacers winning 119-118 to improve their record on the season to 37-14. The Pacers have fallen in three straight games and now post a 31-20 record on the year.
Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers Head to Head
These teams have played 90 regular season games with Indiana holding a slight lead 49 to 41. The first meeting in late December at the Fieldhouse saw the Raptors take home a 120-115 in overtime. Both teams were missing fire power with Pascal Siakam and Malcolm Brogdon missing the game. This is the first of two consecutive games between the two teams who will both cross the border and meet again in Indy on Friday.
Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers Stats
The Raptors come in averaging 112.7 points per game ranking 11th in the NBA while shooting just 45.9% from the field. Leading the Raptors is Pascal Siakam who averages 23.7 points per game while adding 7.7 rebounds per game which ranks second on the team in rebounds. Running the point for the Raptors is Kyle Lowry who is averaging 19.7 points per game while leading the team in 7.3 assists per game. Center Serge Ibaka leads the team in rebounding with eight per game while adding 15.8 points per game.
Indiana comes in averaging 109.6 points per game to rank 20th in the NBA but as a team shooting 52.4% from the field. The Pacers are led by Domantas Sabonis who is averaging a double-double with a team-high 18.2 points per game while adding 12.6 rebounds per game. Leading the backcourt is Malcom Brogdon who is averaging 7.3 assists per game while adding 16.9 points per game.
The Raptors are one of the best defenses in the country allowing 106.1 points per game ranking 5th in the NBA in scoring defense while opponents are shooting 42.8% from the field which ranks the Raptors second in the NBA in defensive shooting percentage.
The Pacers are also a great defensive team allowing 107.1 points per game ranking 8th in the NBA and allowing opponents to shoot 44.9% from the field ranking 10th in defensive shooting percentage.
Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers News
Missing players Raptors: Marc Gasol (Hamstring) is out. Dewan Hernandez (Ankle) is questionable.
Missing players Pacers: Victor Oladipo (Rest) and T.J. Warren (Head) are doubtful.
Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers Odds
Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers Predictions
The Raptors are red hot and come in with a 29-22 record ATS on the season and have covered the spread in eight of their games on their twelve game win streak. The Pacers are 27-22-2 ATS on the season. Final score prediction, the Pacers end the Raptors win streak with a home win winning 118-100.