Raptors vs Pacers Pro Hoops Playoffs Game 4 Odds Report

Posted by Henry Watkins on April 22, 2016 in

We all have a little habit of getting a little too carried away with a single result when the playoffs get started. A loss in the opening game of a series by one of the top teams in the conference can lead to a level of mass hysteria that really isn’t warranted. When the Indiana Pacers came out and beat the Toronto Raptors on the road in Game 1 of their opening round series, volumes were written detailing just how fragile this Toronto team was, and how the Pacers had them totally figured out. The good news for Toronto fans is that their team didn’t seem to buy into the headlines, as they promptly went out and won the next two, including Game 3 on the road in Indiana. The talk of fragility will rise again if the Pacers can take Game 4, but there is also the possibility that the Raptors silence the critics by taking a 3-1 series lead and heading home. You can place you wagers on this one by visiting the NBA betting page at MyBookie.ag.

How To Bet The Raptors vs Pacers NBA Playoffs Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Saturday, April 23 at 3 PM EST
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis
Radio: Raptors and Pacers
Live Stream: NBAonTNT

Why bet on the Toronto Raptors

You need only look at the results from the last 2 regular seasons to see that the Raptors might well be in good shape heading to Indiana. Toronto have won 3 of their last 4 regular season meetings there, and have taken 6 of 7 overall from the Pacers during that same period. Everyone who didn’t but into the fallout from Game 1 realized that the Raptors were just not at their best on that night, and that they had a lot more left to give in the remainder of the series. It’s easy to come out and get caught a little off guard when the postseason begins, but it’s how you adjust after that which counts. The Raptors appear to have adjusted just fine.

Why bet on the Indiana Pacers

It would be easy to count this Pacers team out now that they have lost back to back games were it not for one thing, and that is the performance of Paul George this postseason. He has been the best player on the court in all three games thus far, and has been the top scorer in each of them. If the rest of this Pacers team can jump on his back, they may yet find a way back into this series. Indiana proved in Game 1 that they have the template to beat the Raptors, but they need to be near perfect in the execution in order to get the win. If they can get the split on home court, they can head back north of the border feeling pretty good about their chances.

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The margin of victory for the Raptors got a little bigger between Game 2 and 3, suggesting that they are starting to roll. While I think they will also win this one, I do believe that Game 4 will be a little closer.

Toronto Raptors 102 Indiana Pacers 97