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Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers preview: Odds, picks, predictions, injuries, TV & more

The Indiana Pacers visit the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday in a game that sees Pascal Siakam return to his former team as the Pacers look to get back near the top of the Eastern Conference.

The Raptors are a team in transition after some high-profile departures before the trade deadline, and coach Darko Rajakovic is still figuring out the rotation now that the roster is seemingly finalized for the season.

The visitors, Indiana, have a slim lead over the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic as they seek to claim a top six finish and avoid the Play-In round, while Toronto’s postseason hopes already look slim as they are 12th, five games behind the 10th-placed Atlanta Hawks.

Indiana Pacers vs. Toronto Raptors Pacers Odds

TOR Raptors+145 ML
IND Pacers-170 ML
SpreadIND Pacers -4.0
Total PointsO/U 245.0

Indiana Pacers vs. Toronto Raptors Information

Where is Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers?Scotiabank Arena, Toronto
When is Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers?7:30 ET on Wednesday, February 14
Where can I watch Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers?Sportsnet1, NBA League Pass

Indiana Pacers vs. Toronto Raptors Predictions

Indiana Pacers -4.0 (-105)

Toronto are in the middle of a poor run and they seem to have completely given up on achieving anything this season. The Raptors have 10 defeats in their last 13 games and five losses in their last six at home - with their only win during that run coming against a Houston Rockets side who also seem destined to miss the playoffs.

Indiana slipped to a 111-102 loss at Charlotte in their last road game but the Hornets probably felt like they owed the Pacers some payback after a 16-point loss nine days earlier. Prior to that, coach Rick Carlisle had guided his team to an impressive win over the Knicks in New York.

Toronto’s last two losses have been by at least 20 points and each of their last 11 home defeats have been by five or more points. When Indiana win, they usually do so with a bit of room to spare and four of their last five wins have been by five or more points, so they should be able to beat a -4.0 handicap on the Point Spread in Toronto.

Scottie Barnes Triple Double (+900)

Toronto Raptors may be in a bit of a funk, but that hasn’t stopped 2022 Rookie of the Year Scottie Barnes from kicking on with his personal development as he has earned his first All-Star honor as an injury replacement this year.

The 22-year-old has been operating as a shooting guard for the majority of the season and is posting some decent numbers right now in points, rebounds and assists. Barnes had a 24-point triple double in a 115-95 loss to Cleveland recently and has come close in his last three games, notably finishing with 13 points, 10 boards and eight assists in the win over Houston. 

Barnes had a terrible shooting night against San Antonio last time out as he finished with just seven points shooting 3-15 from the field, although he had nine in both rebounds and assists in that game. The 22-year-old is the kind of player who can respond well after struggling, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him have a big night against the Pacers and make it two triple doubles in three games even if that isn’t enough to see the Raptors get the win. 

Myles Turner over 1.5 assists (+165)

Indiana center Myles Turner has been contributing in assists recently and he is averaging 1.8 per-game after six games in February, up on his overall season total of 1.3.

Turner has managed at least two assists in three of his last five games and he’s had at least one in each of his last 13 games, so the price on offer for the 27-year-old to finish with at least two against Toronto looks a solid option.

Plus, the Pacers lead the NBA in team assists per game, indicating that their ball-movement is conducive to more assists across the board.

Toronto Raptors Injury Report

RJ Barrett, personal, questionable

Markquis Nowell, hamstring, out

Indiana Pacers Injury Report

Bennedict Mathurin, knee, day-to-day

Tyrese Haliburton, hamstring/load-management, questionable

Jalen Smith, back, out

James Johnson, illness, out

Indiana Pacers vs. Toronto Raptors Stats

Indiana Pacers have the best offensive rating in the league at 120.5.

Toronto Raptors are 11-15 at home, and the Pacers are 13-14 on the road. Both teams are coming off of losses in their respective previous games.

Pascal Siakam is averaging 21.3 points-per-game, 6.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists since making the move to Indiana from Toronto.

Indiana point guard Tyrese Haliburton leads the league in assists with an average of 11.7 per-game.

Indiana and Toronto are two of the NBA's three teams who take at least 22 shots in transition per game on average. The Pacers play at the NBA's second-highest pace; Toronto plays at the 15th-highest but the team runs when it sees the opportunity.

Indiana uses a pick-and-roll on about 28 possessions per game - the team averages 102.3 possessions per game. They lead the league in points in the paint at 57.3 per game, while Toronto are fifth in points in the paint at 53.7 per game.

The Raptors score the most fast-break points per game in the NBA at 17.6 points per game.

Indiana Pacers vs. Toronto Raptors Head-to-Head

The Raptors and Pacers have met once so far this season, which the Raptors won 132-131 on November 22. They meet for the final time this season on April 9 in Toronto.

Toronto Raptors48 wins
Indiana Pacers55 wins

Odds mentioned in this article were correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

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