Raptors vs. Pacers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Wednesday, March 22, 2023

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Raptors vs. Pacers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Wednesday, March 22, 2023

NBA Predictions

Odds are against Buddy Hield and the Indiana Pacers (32-40), who are a 9.5-point underdog when they hit the court against Pascal Siakam and the Toronto Raptors (35-37) on March 22, 2023. A 234-point over/under is set for the game.

Raptors vs. Pacers Odds

  • Raptors odds to win: -396
  • Pacers odds to win: +310
  • Spread: Raptors (-9.5)
  • Total: 234

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Game Time and Information

  • When: Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET
  • Where: Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario
  • TV: BSIN and SportsNet

Who Will Win Raptors vs. Pacers?

Raptors and Pacers Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread

The Raptors are 4-2 against the spread when favored by 9.5 points or more this season.

The Pacers are 4-2 against the spread when an underdog by 9.5 points or more this year.

The Raptors and the Pacers combine to average 5.3 fewer points per game than the over/under of 234 set for this game.

Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 230.4 points per game, 3.6 fewer than the over/under for this matchup.

The Raptors’ average point total in matchups this year is 225, nine points below the total in this game.

The average over/under for Indiana’s games this season is 0.1 more points than the point total of 234 for this outing.

So far this season, Toronto has compiled a 36-35-1 record against the spread.

The Pacers have a 38-33-1 record against the spread this year.

Raptors Stats & Insights

The Raptors score 112.9 points per game (21st in the NBA) and allow 112.1 (fifth in the league) for a +54 scoring differential overall.

The Raptors are 17th in the NBA at 42.9 rebounds per game. That’s similar to the 42.3 their opponents average.

Toronto knocks down 1.3 fewer threes per game than the opposition, 10.9 (23rd in the league) compared to its opponents’ 12.2.

The Raptors average 111.9 points per 100 possessions on offense (15th in the league), and give up 111.9 points per 100 possessions (15th in the NBA).

The Raptors’ offense has been much better at home (114.3 PPG) compared to road games (111.4 PPG). Similarly, their defense has been better at home (110.6 PPG allowed) compared to their play on the road (113.6 PPG allowed).

Pacers Stats & Insights

The Pacers are being outscored by 2.5 points per game, with a -174 scoring differential overall. They put up 115.8 points per game (12th in NBA), and allow 118.3 per contest (27th in league).

Indiana grabs 41.6 rebounds per game (23rd in league) while allowing 45.3 per contest to opponents. It is outrebounded by 3.7 boards per game.

The Pacers knock down 13.8 three-pointers per game (sixth-most in the league) at a 36.5% rate (12th in NBA), compared to the 12.4 per game their opponents make, at a 37.3% rate.

The Pacers rank 24th in the NBA with 110.7 points scored per 100 possessions, and 25th defensively with 114.6 points conceded per 100 possessions.

Indiana is putting up more points at home (118.6 per game) than away (113.1).

Raptors Key Players to Watch

Siakam leads active Raptors players in scoring, tallying 24.1 points per game to go with 7.8 rebounds and 6 assists.

Fred VanVleet contributes with 19.6 points, seven assists and 4.2 rebounds a game, and Jakob Poeltl adds 12.9 points, 2.9 assists and 9.1 rebounds per matchup.

VanVleet makes more threes per game than any other (active) member of the Raptors, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 3.1 per contest.

OG Anunoby averages 1.9 takeaways per game, and Poeltl compiles 1.2 rejections per contest.

Pacers Key Players to Watch

Hield pours in 17.1 points per game and also tacks on five rebounds and 2.7 assists per contest.

This season, Myles Turner has a statline that includes 18 points, 1.4 assists and 7.6 rebounds per game.

Hield hits 3.7 threes per game.

The Pacers’ defensive efforts get a lift from Tyrese Haliburton’s 1.6 steals and Turner’s 2.3 blocks per game.

Raptors vs. Pacers Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Pacers (+ 9.5)
  • Pick OU:

    Under (234)

  • Prediction:
    Raptors 118 – Pacers 112

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