Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors 02/05/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
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Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors 02/05/2020 – The Toronto Raptors will gun for their 12th straight victory on Wednesday, playing host to the returning Victor Oladipo and the Indiana Pacers at Scotiabank Arena. This will be the second game between the two teams this season. The Pacers took the victory in their first encounter after coming through with a 120-115 win. The red-hot Raptors opened at -6 across the spread, showing online bookmakers’ skyrocketing confidence on the defending champs.
Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors 02/05/2020
Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors 02/05/2020 Betting Odds
Indiana Pacers Betting
The Indiana Pacers are still adjusting how to play with Victor Oladipo on the floor. The former All-Star guard sat for over a year with an ACL injury. Oladipo hasn’t fully acclimated to Indiana’s scheme of things; nevertheless, he’s still showing the tenacity that made him one of the most feared two-way players in the game. In the 112-103 loss to the Mavericks, Oladipo finished with 9 points on an ugly 4-for-17 clip.
Players to Watch: Domantas Sabonis (18.3 PPG, 12.7 RPG, 4.6 APG)
TJ Warren (18.1 PPG, 3.7 RPG, 1.4 APG)
Malcolm Brogdon (16.7 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 7.4 APG)
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Toronto Raptors are firing from all cylinders since the return of their core players from injury. With Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet, and Kyle Lowry playing healthy, Toronto is playing like a title contender again midway into the season. In their latest win against the Chicago Bulls 129-102, Terrence Davis showed the defending champ’s depth as he finished with 31 points.
Players to Watch: Pascal Siakam (23.7 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 3.4 APG)
Kyle Lowry (19.4 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 7.3 APG)
Fred VanVleet (17.8 PPG, 3.9 RPG and 7.0 APG)
Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors 02/05/2020 Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Indiana’s last 5 games.
Toronto are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
T.J. Warren PF Head is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Toronto
Marc Gasol C Hamstring is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs Indiana
Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
The Raptors will be missing the service of Gasol and Powell in this game, though there’s nothing to worry about. Nick Nurse has proven this season that he’s a master of coming up with a highly-efficient patchwork lineup. Another factor why Best Online Sportsbooks are still high on the Raptors is the fact that the Pacers are still finding their footing with Oladipo returning to action.
Moneyline: Bet on the Raptors at -241. The Raptors are 18-7 at home and an impressive 30-5 when entering the game as the favorites.
ATS: Pick the Raptors to cover the spread. Toronto has covered large spread in their past four games, including 10-point covers against the Cavs and the Bulls.
TOTALs: Back the OVER at 217 points. The total is not too high for these teams to cover. Moreover, the Pacers and the Raptors combined for 235 points in their first meeting this season last December 23.
Score Prediction: 118 – 110 Raptors