Betting on the Raptors vs Pacers Match Up
In the Western Conference, you are currently looking at a group of teams that are divided by a pretty wide gulf from top to bottom. The excitement there is pretty much starting to wane, but that is absolutely not the case in the East. The Toronto Raptors have been in hot pursuit of the Cleveland Cavaliers at the top for quite some time now, while the jockeying for positions in the other playoff spots is really beginning to heat up. There are several battles in there that will probably not be decided until the final week of the season. The Raptors are out on the road right now, and their next stop will take them into Indiana, which is never an easy place to go and get a win. The Pacers are battling for their playoff lives right now, and you can bet that we will get a pair of teams going all out for the pro hoops odds win in this one.
How To Bet The Toronto Vs Indiana NBA Odds, TV & Game Info
Why bet on the Toronto Raptors
The Raptors (45-21) will bring a short 2-game road trip to an end with this visit to Indiana on Thursday night, and they will be looking to walk away with the double after downing the Bucks 107-89 earlier in the week. Toronto have been solid on the road all season long, having put together a 19-13 record so far. They have also been dominant against conference opponents, going 30-11 through this point in the season. The Raptors have won 2 of their last 3 games played in Indiana, although they did drop the meeting there earlier this season. Toronto still find themselves 2 games behind the Cavs for top spot in the East, and therefore know the importance of very game they have remaining. The Raptors are averaging 103.0 PPG, and are giving up 98.4 PPG.
Why bet on the Indiana Pacers
The Indiana Pacers (36-31) are a good team to look at of you want to get an idea of just how tight things are in the Eastern Conference right now. They currently hold down the #7 spot, but are just 2.5 games behind the Celtics in 3rd. That said, they are just 2 games up on the Detroit Pistons in 9th. Indiana are well aware that there is very little margin for error right now if they want to play some ball in the postseason. The Pacers have recovered nicely from a little bit of a rough patch, and have now won 4 of their last 5 games. They are 20-11 on home court, and are certainly not going to be an easy out for any team heading in there. The Pacers are averaging 101.9 PPG, and are giving up 100.5 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This is going to be an interesting one to watch, as both teams still have an awful lot to play for. The Raptors really want that top spot, and that may be enough to get them past the Pacers here, although I do expect a close one.
Toronto Raptors 103 Indiana Pacers 99