Raptors vs. Pacers Match Preview and Betting Odds 2018/19
January 23, 2019
But the Pacers have struggled against good teams this month (three losses; Boston, Toronto, and Philadelphia). Even without Leonard, the Raptors have a very good team. But Toronto will be playing the second half of a back-to-back on the road.
However, while that would be a bad sign for most teams, Toronto has gone 8-1 in the second game of back-to-backs this season.
In the month of January, the Pacers have had some issues on defence. On the season, they have the second-best defence in the NBA. But since January, they have been 17th in defence. To take down the Raptors, Leonard or not, it would help if they could regain some of their early-season defensive prowess.
STRETCHHHH pic.twitter.com/GWqKNxm6QZ— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) January 23, 2019
Spread: Pacers by 2.5
The Pacers are healthy, well rested, and playing at home. Toronto will be playing the second game of a back-to-back on the road. Don’t expect Indiana to have any trouble covering the spread.
If the previous two games this season are any indication, this game will cover the over just as they did.
Money line: Raptors +120; Pacers -140