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NBA Betting preview of Thursday's Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers matchup

Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers Basketball Betting Online Breakdown

Posted by: Charlie Smith

Basketball betting online players are in for a treat this Thursday. In fact, tonight’s Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers matchup might be one of the best we’ve seen all week. The Raptors are focused on maintaining their lead at the top of the Eastern Conference. On the other hand, the Pacers are trying to stave off the encroaching Cavs. Let’s take a look at what the evening’s basketball teaser odds are predicting.

Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers – Thursday, March 15th

When: 6:00 pm ET

Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

TV: Local Broadcasts

Stream: NBA League Pass

Basketball Betting Online Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Raptors -3 ½ (-110) 213 ½ (-110) -165
Pacers +3 ½ (-110) 213 ½ (-110) +145
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Toronto Raptors

4-time NBA All-Star DeMar DeRozan leads the Raptors on the road this evening. Toronto is currently amidst a 9-game win streak that stretches all the way back to late-February. However, despite coming in with a heap of momentum, the Raptors might have a tough time tonight. The reason being, this evening’s contest marks the Raptors third-straight road game. Granted, two of those games were in New York. So all things considered, Toronto shouldn’t be too tired this evening. All in all, the Raptors 3rd ranked offense and 6th ranked defense should coast them to an easy basketball betting online win over the Pacers.

Players to watch: DeMar DeRozan (23.6 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 5.1 apg), Kyle Lowry (16.4 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 6.7 apg), and Jonas Valanciunas (12.3 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 1.1 apg).

Indiana Pacers

Victor Oladipo joined the ranks of NBA All-Star this season. The nod was merited since Oladipo has been the leading contributor for Indiana’s success. Thanks to the All-Star’s efforts, Indiana comes into this evening’s matchup sporting a 40-28 record. That record may rank them 1st in the Central Division, but it ranks them 3rd in the East. Right now the Pacers are 10 ½ games behind the conference-leading Raptors. But more importantly, Indiana owns a ½ game lead over the Cavs. With that in mind, it’s clear the Pacers need a win this evening to keep that ranking. Nevertheless, it’s hard to imagine the Pacers 14th ranked offense outscoring the Raptors. Similarly, Indian’s 10th ranked defense is in for a beating this evening. Tonight’s NBA odds sportsbook betting lines second that notion.

Players to watch: Victor Oladipo (23.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 4.3 apg), Bojan Bogdanovic (14.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.5 apg), and Domantas Sabonis (11.7 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 2.0 apg).

Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Toronto is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 Games
  • Toronto is 5-0 SU in its last 5 Games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto’s last 8 Games
  • Indiana is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 Games
  • Indiana is 6-1 SU in its last 7 Games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana’s last 5 Games
Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers Picks

So, which way should bettors bet in tonight’s Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers matchup? All things considered, bettors should side with the Raptors over the Pacers. This matchup marks the third time these two have met on the year. And although they’re 1-1 overall, there’s no denying Toronto is a much better team. Similarly, both teams come in with a good deal of momentum. However, it’s impossible to deny that Toronto’s is much more significant. Ultimately, bettors should stick with the Raptors. Sign up now to make this NBA bet on Toronto!

Score Prediction: 114-110 Toronto. The Raptors extend their win streak and cover the spread. The TOTAL will be OVER this evening.

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