Pacers vs Raptors Prediction NBA Picks 2/14/24

Toronto Raptors (19-34) vs Indiana Pacers (30-25)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 7:30 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

Betting Odds: Toronto Raptors +3.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Indiana Pacers and the Toronto Raptors duke it out at the Scotiabank Arena on Wednesday night. Here’s a Pacers vs Raptors Prediction.

Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers have been searching for consistency as they've lost five of their last eight games overall and they will be hoping to bounce back here after losing to the lowly Hornets in a 111-102 road defeat on Monday. Myles Turner led the team with 22 points, Aaron Nesmith added 21 points while Pascal Siakam chipped in with 18 points, five rebounds and four assists. As a team, the Pacers shot 50 percent from the field and eight of 30 from the 3-point line as they did a good enough job to hang in the contest despite getting next to nothing from their bench, but it did end up costing them in the fourth quarter where they went cold to allow the Hornets to slip away. Bennedict Mathurin had himself a rough game as he finished scoreless on zero of four from the field off the bench.

Toronto Raptors

Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors have been in poor form as they've lost 10 of their last 13 games overall and they will be hoping to avoid a third straight defeat after getting routed by the Spurs in a 122-99 loss on Monday. Grayson Dick led the team with 18 points off the bench, Kelly Olynyk added 17 points on six of 10 shooting while RJ Barrett chipped in with 13 points. As a team, the Raptors shot just 39 percent from the field and eight of 31 from the 3-point line as they just didn't match the intensity of the Spurs from the tipoff and quickly found themselves trailing by as many as 31 points before they started to make any progress. Immanuel Quickley had a rough game as he shot just two of 12 from the field, Scottie Barnes shot just three of 15 from the field while Ochai Agbaji scored just two points on one of eight shooting off the bench.

Toronto Raptors Player Facts

  • Jakob Poeltl ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for FG% (68.2%) this season.
  • Gary Trent Jr. ranks 8th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for 3P% (41.9%) this season.

Indiana Pacers Player Facts

  • Aaron Nesmith ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for 3P% (45.7%) this season.
  • Myles Turner ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for Blocks Per Game (1.8) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Raptors rank 29th in the league for free throw percentage this season (74.8%).
  • The Raptors rank 3rd in the league for assists per game this season (29.1).
  • The Pacers rank 1st in the league for points per game this season (123.7).
  • The Pacers rank 1st in the league for assists per game this season (30.9).

Pacers vs Raptors Prediction

The Pacers could be shorthanded for this one as Bennedict Mathurin and Tyrese Haliburton are both questionable, while the Raptors have listed RJ Barrett as questionable due to personal reasons. You couldn't back either team with much confidence these days, but the Pacers should turn things around sooner rather than later and I think that starts with a win over these struggling Raptors.

Peter’s Pick Indiana -3.5

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