Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors 2/23/2020 Odds Picks and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors 2/23/2020 – The defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors host the Indiana Pacers, playoff bound teams looking to improve. Both are coming off wins but NBA spreads pick the Raptors to come out on top. Toronto currently sits at second while Indiana is at sixth in the Eastern Conference. The Raptors downed the Suns in their last assignment while the Pacers turned back the Knicks. Indiana holds a two-game winning streak, hoping to extend that Sunday to improve its position in the East playoff picture.
Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors 2/23/2020
Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors 2/23/2020 Betting Odds
Indiana Pacers Betting
The Pacers continue to prove that they are one of the underrated teams of the season. Indiana’s campaign got a major boost with Victor Oladipo back in action. Better yet, his minutes restriction has been lifted, giving head coach Nate McMillan even more good news. But it may need a collective effort considering they are up against the unpredictable Raptors. T.J. Warren, Domantas Sabonis and Malcolm Brogdon need to step up if the Pacers want to score their third straight win.
Players to watch: T.J. Warren SF 52 GP 52 GS 32.3 MIN 18.5 PTS 0.9 OR 2.8 DR 3.7 REB 1.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.5 BLK 1.2 TO 2.7 PF 1.2 AST/TO 17.56 PER
D. Sabonis PF 52 GP 52 GS 34.6 MIN 18.3 PTS 3 OR 9.4 DR 12.5 REB 4.8 AST 0.7 STL 0.5 BLK 2.7 TO 3.3 PF 1.8 AST/TO 20.66 PER
M. Brogdon PG 41 GP 41 GS 30.8 MIN 16.6 PTS 0.8 OR 3.9 DR 4.7 REB 7.3 AST 0.7 STL 0.2 BLK 2.5 TO 1.9 PF 2.9 AST/TO 18.05 PER
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Raptors remain formidable and amazing, proving they can succeed even without Kawhi Leonard. A big reason for that is Pascal Siakam, Kyle Lowry and Fred VanVleet. These holdovers have responded well for head coach Nick Nurse. Through their efforts, Toronto is hoping to make it back-to-back and ranking well can help. Defense has been the key for the Raptors success. Toronto is expected to unravel that once more against the surging Pacers.
Players to Watch: P. Siakam PF 44 GP 44 GS 35 MIN 23.5 PTS 1.2 OR 6.4 DR 7.5 REB 3.5 AST 1 STL 0.9 BLK 2.4 TO 2.8 PF 1.4 AST/TO 18.93 PER
K. Lowry PG 43 GP 43 GS 36.5 MIN 19.6 PTS 0.6 OR 4.1 DR 4.7 REB 7.6 AST 1.2 STL 0.4 BLK 2.9 TO 3.2 PF 2.6 AST/TO 17.87 PER
F. VanVleet SG 45 GP 45 GS 36 MIN 18 PTS 0.4 OR 3.3 DR 3.7 REB 6.8 AST 1.9 STL 0.3 BLK 2.3 TO 2.3 PF 2.9 AST/TO 16.68 PER
Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors 2/23/2020 Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Indiana’s last 11 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto’s last 7 games.
Victor Oladipo SG Back is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs Toronto
Marc Gasol C Hamstring is out indefinitely
Indiana Pacers vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
The Pacers and Raptors are two teams headed into the next round. And while Indiana is riding on a two-game winning streak, NBA odds today see Toronto snapping that. Oladipo could be an x-factor as he will now play longer minutes. But it may take more than the veteran guard to pull this one off. Sabonis, Turner, Warren and Brogdon need to step up if they want make it 3-in-a-row and away from home.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Pacers for this game is at +174 while the Raptors are at -196 at home.
ATS: +4.5 is given to the Pacers across the spread while on the other side of the line are the Raptors with -4.5.
TOTALs: 219.0 is the given total for this match with the Pacers going over and the Raptors the team under.
Score Prediction: 106 – 110 Raptors