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Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, Preview, Odds, Betting Trends, Team News, Schedule, Injury Report, Monday, 26th February 2024

Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors Prediction, Preview, Odds, Betting Trends, Team News, Schedule, Injury Report, Monday, 26th February 2024
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The Indiana Pacers will aim for their second win of the season over the Toronto Raptors after both teams have secured one victory each in their matchups this season. The Pacers have won three of their last four games and are in high spirits as they face the Raptors, who have only managed one win in their last four games.

The Indiana Pacers have an implied probability of 72.5% to win this one at 1.38 odds, while the Toronto Raptors are available at 3.10 odds. The point spread is +/-6.5 points and the total points line is at 245.0. 

The Indiana Pacers will battle the Toronto Raptors on Monday night at the Gianbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis for an Eastern Conference clash. For more NBA picks from Agbeniga Ayobami and other basketball experts, visit our Expert Insights section.

Our Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors prediction is for Indiana Pacers to cover the 6.5-point spread. 

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Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors Prediction

  • Selection: Pacers -6.5
  • Odds: 1.90 (TRACK BET)
  • Bookmaker: Bet365
  • Stake: 6/10

The Indiana Pacers boast a league-leading offence, averaging an impressive 123.8 points per game with remarkable shooting percentages of 50.8% from the field and 38.2% from beyond the arc, positioning them for a likely victory. On the other hand, the Toronto Raptors have been inconsistent on the road, losing seven of their last 10 away games.

The Pacers have recently demonstrated their prowess with wins in four of their last five games, including a road victory against the Raptors and a decisive home win against the Mavericks. 

Moreover, the Raptors lack the offensive firepower to match up, averaging only 114 points per 100 possessions compared to Indiana’s 120.5 points per 100.  The Raptors have conceded at least 119 points in four of their last five games, which is concerning given Indiana’s ability to consistently score, surpassing 125 points in four of their last five games.

The Pacers also lead the league in assists per game (31.1) this season. Tyrese Haliburton ranks first in assists per game (11.7), and Myles Turner holds the fourth position in the Eastern Conference for Blocks Per Game (1.7).

While the Pacers face a back-to-back game, and the Raptors enjoy a couple of days of rest, the home team’s superior quality, and home-court advantage make them the favourable choice for victory in this matchup.

Go with our tip at bet365


Game Info

  • Date: Tuesday February 27th, 2024
  • Time: 01:00 (CET)
  • Arena: Gianbridge Fieldhouse
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Indiana Pacers Injury Report, Team News, Schedule

The Indiana Pacers returned to action after the All-Star break with a 129-115 win over the Detroit Pistons. Haliburton finished with 25 points and 12 assists, while Siakam had 20 points and McConnell added 16. The Pacers currently sit 3rd in the Central Division with a 32-25 record and have won three of their last four games. They have a fully fit roster, with only Aaron Nesmith sidelined with a leg injury.

This season, the Pacers are 30-25-3 ATS (55.56% ATS). They are 24-14-1 ATS in conference games. They currently average 123.8 points per game, ranking 1st in the league, with shooting percentages of 50.8% from the field and 38.2% from beyond the arc. They also boast a 77.8% free-throw shooting percentage. They grab 40.7 rebounds per game, ranking 30th in the NBA, and record 31.0 assists per game, placing them 1st in the league.

Defensively, the Pacers force an average of 13.5 turnovers per game and draw 21.8 fouls. However, they surrender an opponent field goal percentage of 50.4% and allow 43.0 rebounds per game. They also allow opponents to shoot 37.2% from beyond the arc and concede 122.2 points per game, ranking 28th in the league in points allowed.

Next 5 Fixtures 

  • February 29th vs Pelicans
  • March 2nd vs Pelicans
  • March 4th vs Spurs
  • March 6th vs Mavericks
  • March 8th vs Timberwolves

Toronto Raptors Injury Report, Team News, Schedule

The Toronto Raptors (20-36) defeated the Brooklyn Nets 121-93 in their last game, snapping Toronto’s three-game losing streak. Gary Trent Jr. led all scorers with 25 points, including five three-pointers. Immanuel Quickley contributed 24 points and six rebounds, sinking five three-pointers. Quickley has now made a three-pointer in 27 consecutive games, including all 20 since being traded to the Raptors, tying the longest streak of his career. Barnes finished with 18 points, 12 rebounds, and three assists. The Raptors currently sit 12th in the Eastern Conference, and hopes for a playoff spot seem bleak. Markquis Nowell remains sidelined for this side due to a left hamstring strain.

The Raptors are 26-29-1 ATS this season and currently average 114.0 points per game, ranking 19th in the league, while shooting 47.6% from the field and 35.7% from beyond the arc. They also boast a 75.0% free-throw shooting percentage. They grab 43.6 rebounds per game, ranking 14th in the NBA, and record 29.1 assists per game, placing them 3rd in the league.

Defensively, the Raptors force an average of 13.4 turnovers per game and draw 18.4 fouls. However, they surrender an opponent field goal percentage of 48.8% and allow opponents to shoot 37.6% from beyond the arc. They concede 117.3 points per game, ranking 20th in the league in points allowed, and allow 44.0 rebounds per game.

Next 5 Fixtures 

  • February 29th vs Mavericks
  • March 2nd vs Warriors
  • March 4th vs Hornets
  • March 6th vs Pelicans
  • March 8th vs Suns

Betting Trends

  • The Pacers are 30-25-3 ATS.
  • The Raptors are 26-29-1 ATS.
  • The Pacers are 24-14-1 ATS in Conference Games.
  • The Raptors are 10-10-0 ATS in Conference Games.
  • The Pacers have covered 62.9% of games with rest advantage.

Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors H2H

The Pacers and the Toronto Raptors have faced each other 104 times in the regular season, with the Pacers securing 56 victories compared to 48 for the Raptors. The longest all-time winning streak that the Indiana Pacers have had over the Raptors is 13 games, which started on November 4, 1995, with a 97-89 win and lasted until February 24, 1999.

In the 2023-24 season, the Pacers and Raptors played a total of two games against each other, with both sides holding a 1-1 record. The most recent game between the Pacers and Raptors was on February 14, 2024, when the Pacers secured a 127-125 win on the road over the Raptors. The last three games between the two teams have seen a margin of four points or less.

Scottie Barnes has averaged 19.4 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 5.5 assists in eight games against the Pacers in his career.


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