You know you have a series when things start to get a little chippy, and that is exactly what happened in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first round series between the Toronto Raptors and Indiana Pacers. This was a match-up that most expected to be one-sided and over pretty quickly, but the Indiana Pacers are digging in and making a nuisance of themselves. The frustration from the Raptors became evident in Game 4, as a little scuffle broke out while Toronto was in the midst of being blown out. This series is now down to a best of 3, and while Toronto will have a pair of games still to play on home court, with the first of those coming on Tuesday night, they are not exactly what you would call a shoe-in at this point. The Pacers have played well, and were particularly good in tying the series 2-2 over the weekend. Game 5 is going to be pivotal, so be sure to check out the NBA Playoffs odds by clicking here.
A Closer Look at the Indiana Pacers at Toronto Raptors NBA Playoffs Odds Game 5 & TV Info
Why Bet on the Indiana Pacers
There were some who were ready to write the Pacers off after they lost back to back games to go 2-1 down in the series, but Game 4 proved that there is still a lot of fight left in this team. That last game was particularly good for Indiana, as it was a solid team effort where they did not rely on Paul George to bail them out. George has been excellent for the Pacers in this series, but there have been times when it has looked like a one-man show. If Indiana is to pull off the upset in this series, they are going to need the same team effort that they delivered over the weekend. The Pacers already have a win in Toronto this series, and will need at least one more to get the job done.
Why Bet on the Toronto Raptors
The Raptors soared to a second place finish in the Eastern Conference this year thanks in large part to the efforts of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. They are one of the best one-two punches in the league, but both have chosen the most inopportune of times to go cold. Both men admit that they have not been good enough in this opening round series, and if they cannot find their range soon, the Raptors could be in trouble. It’s hard to imagine that both guys are going to flounder their way through a 7-game series, assuming it goes that long, and you have to believe that they will come good again before this thing is said and done.
Expert Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction
While I am not totally sold on the Toronto Raptors at the moment, having 2 games remaining at home should be enough to put them over the top. I think they get things started in the final 3 games with a win on Tuesday night.
Indiana Pacers 98 Toronto Raptors 101