Indiana Pacers at Toronto Raptors - 10/27/21 NBA Picks and Prediction

Indiana Pacers at Toronto Raptors - 10/27/21 NBA Picks and Prediction Photo by Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Raptors (1-3) vs Indiana Pacers (1-3)

Game Info: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

Betting Odds: Toronto Raptors +1 -- Over/Under: 220 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Toronto Raptors and the Indiana Pacers duke it out at the Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday night.

The Indiana Pacers have endured a rough start to the season as they’ve won just one of their first four games and they will be hoping to bounce back after getting stopped by the Bucks in a 119-109 home loss on Monday. Malcolm Brogdon led the team with 25 points and seven assists, Domantas Sabonis racked up 21 points with 13 rebounds and five assists while Chris Duarte chipped in with 18 points. As a team, the Pacers shot 44 percent from the field and 14 of 36 from the 3-point line, but their defense wasn’t up to task as they were always playing from behind after allowing the Bucks to pour in 66 points in the first half. The Pacers committed 19 turnovers and they were outscored at the free throw line by 26-15.

Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after falling just short to the Bulls in a 111-108 home loss on Monday. OG Anunoby led the team with 22 points, eight rebounds and five assists, Gary Trent Jr. added 18 points, Fred VanVleet racked up 15 points with 17 assists while Precious Achiuwa and Khem Birch each scored 11 points. As a team, the Raptors shot 48 percent from the field and 12 of 30 from the 3-point line as they struggled for most of the game, falling behind by as many as 20 points before cutting the margin to just two points with 4:49 remaining in the fourth quarter. Unfortunately, the Bulls made a final run to deliver the Raptors a narrow defeat.

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Looking at the betting trends, the Pacers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five road games, 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a losing record and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Raptors are 0-7-1 ATS in their last eight home games, 2-5-1 ATS in their last eight games following a loss and 1-4 ATS in their last five games overall.

The Pacers have been playing well so far this season, but they just don’t have the results to prove it as two of their losses have been by one point. The Raptors hold an identical record and are going through their own struggles with Pascal Siakam still missing from the lineup. This is a tough one to pick, but the Raptors are 0-7-1 ATS in their last eight home games, so I’m going with the Pacers to escape with the narrow win and cover in this one.

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