NBA Picks: Indiana Pacers vs. Toronto Raptors
The Indiana Pacers are second in the league in allowing just 89.7 points per game, which can't be ignored when making your NBA betting picks Friday night, as they travel to take on the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre.
Sports bettors will find that the Pacers are 1.5-point road favorites in the pro basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 187 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this Eastern Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction on the total along the way.
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The Indiana Pacers had their five-game winning streak snapped Thursday night, as they suffered a 99-91 setback to the Los Angeles Clippers as 1.5-point home favorites.
Sports bettors will find that the Pacers are 7-1 against the spread as road favorites of six points or less this season, with the UNDER going 5-3 in that situation.
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The Toronto Raptors have dropped three of their last four games, including a 103-92 defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers as 4.5-point road favorites Wednesday night.
Over the last two-plus seasons, the Raptors are 6-11-1 against the spread as a home underdog of three points or less, with the OVER going 10-8 in that situation.
I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their pro basketball picks Friday night, as the UNDER is 23-11-1 in the Indiana Pacers' last 35 games versus Eastern Conference opponents.
NBA Pick: Under 187