Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors Prediction NBA Picks 4/9/24

Toronto Raptors (25-53) vs Indiana Pacers (45-35)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 9, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Scotiabank Arena)

Betting Odds: Toronto Raptors +11.5 --- Over/Under: 239.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Scotiabank Arena. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Pacers vs Raptors prediction.

Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Pacers have been in decent shape as they've won seven of their last 10 games overall and they will be aiming for a third straight win after sneaking past the Heat in a 117-115 home win on Sunday. Myles Turner and TJ McConnell each scored 22 points, Pascal Siakam added 18 points while Aaron Nesmith chipped in with 16 points. As a team, the Pacers shot 51 percent from the field and nine of 32 from the 3-point line as they set the tone with 38 points in the first quarter to take an early 22-point lead which proved to be just enough as the Heat were able to cut the lead to just one point before the Pacers escaped on free throws down the stretch.

Toronto Raptors

Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors look to have moved on from their ugly 15-game losing streak as they are now gunning for a third straight win after beating the Wizards in a 130-122 home win on Sunday. Immanuel Quickley led the team with 31 points, seven rebounds and 13 assists, RJ Barrett added 22 points with eight rebounds and seven assists, Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points with nine rebounds and five assists while Gary Trent Jr chipped in with 20 points. As a team, the Raptors shot 51 percent from the field and 11 of 31 from the 3-point line as they stormed out of the gates with 42 points in the first quarter to lead by as many as 29 points, before they held off a late charge to escape with the narrow win.

Toronto Raptors Player Facts

  • Kelly Olynyk ranks 4th amongst qualified Centers for assists per game (4.5) this season.
  • Gary Trent Jr. ranks 13th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for 3P% (40.4%) this season.

Indiana Pacers Player Facts

  • Tyrese Haliburton ranks 1st amongst qualified players for assists per game (10.9) this season.
  • Aaron Nesmith ranks 4th in the Eastern Conference amongst qualified players for 3P% (42.5%) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Raptors rank 1st for fast break points (1483) this season.
  • The Raptors rank 1st for fast break points per game (19.0) this season.
  • The Pacers rank 1st in the league for points per game this season (122.7).
  • The Pacers rank 1st in the league for assists per game this season (30.5).

Pacers vs Raptors prediction

The Pacers are still shorthanded with Bennedict Mathurin still out, while the Raptors are still missing Immanuel Quickley, Jakob Poeltl and Chris Boucher. The Raptors have found a bit of form with a couple of wins in a row, but the Pacers are still the team in better shape coming into this meeting. The line is a little hefty, but the Raptors are still severely shorthanded, so I'm backing the Pacers to take full advantage in this spot.

 

Peter’s Pick Indiana -11.5

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