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

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Toronto is an 8.5-point favorite against Indiana when the Pascal Siakam-led Raptors (35-37) and Buddy Hield’s Pacers (32-40) square off on March 22, 2023.

Raptors vs. Pacers Odds

  • Raptors odds to win: -337
  • Pacers odds to win: +275
  • Spread: Raptors (-8.5)

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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 have a 4-4 record against the spread this season when favored by 8.5 points or more.

When they have played as at least 8.5-point underdogs this year, the Pacers are 5-2 against the spread.

Toronto is 36-35-1 ATS this season.

The Pacers have gone 38-33-1 ATS this year.

Raptors Stats & Insights

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

The 42.9 rebounds per game the Raptors average rank 17th in the NBA. Their opponents record 42.3 per contest.

Toronto connects on 10.9 three-pointers per game (23rd in the league), 1.3 fewer than its opponents (12.2).

The Raptors rank 15th in the NBA with 111.9 points scored per 100 possessions, and 15th in the league defensively with 111.9 points conceded per 100 possessions.

In the 2022-23 campaign, the Raptors are scoring 2.9 more points per home game on average than on the road (114.3 at home, 111.4 on the road), but are giving up three fewer points per home game compared to road games (110.6 at home, 113.6 on the road).

Pacers Stats & Insights

The Pacers have a -174 scoring differential, falling short by 2.5 points per game. They’re putting up 115.8 points per game, 12th in the league, and are allowing 118.3 per contest to rank 27th in the NBA.

The 41.6 rebounds per game Indiana accumulates rank 23rd in the league, 3.7 fewer than the 45.3 its opponents grab.

The Pacers connect on 1.4 more threes per contest than the opposition, 13.8 (sixth-most in the league) compared to their opponents’ 12.4.

The Pacers’ 110.7 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 24th in the NBA, and the 114.6 points they concede per 100 possessions rank 25th in the league.

In 2022-23 Indiana is averaging 5.5 more points per game at home (118.6) than away (113.1).

Raptors Key Players to Watch

The scoring leader for the Raptors this season is Siakam (among active players), who averages 24.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, and six assists per game.

Jakob Poeltl adds 12.9 points, 2.9 assists and 9.1 rebounds per outing. Fred VanVleet puts up 19.6 points, seven assists and 4.2 rebounds a game.

The Raptors get 3.1 three-pointers per game out of VanVleet.

OG Anunoby averages 1.9 steals per game, while Poeltl swats 1.2 shots per contest.

Pacers Key Players to Watch

Hield puts up 17.1 points per game and also tacks on five rebounds and 2.7 assists per contest.

This season, Myles Turner is averaging 18 points, 1.4 assists and 7.6 rebounds per game.

Hield hits 3.7 threes per game.

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

Raptors vs. Pacers Prediction

  • Pick ATS: Pacers (+ 8.5)
  • Prediction:
    Raptors 118 – Pacers 112

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