Toronto vs Indiana NBA Odds Analysis

Posted by Aaron . on April 28, 2016 in

On Friday night, the Toronto Raptors could eliminate the Indiana Pacers from the playoffs as the two meet in Game 6. On Tuesday, the Raptors roared back from a 13-point deficit, and DeMar DeRozan poured in 34 points. The game looked headed to overtime when Solomon Hill drained a three at the buzzer, but video review found that the ball was still in his hand when time expired. Find out the latest NBA lines here.

Toronto Raptors vs Indiana Pacers NBA Odds Analysis

When: Friday, April 29, 2016, 7:30pm Eastern time
Where: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
TV: NBAt
Radio: WFNI 1070 AM The Fan Indianapolis
Live Stream: NBA-Stream.com
NBA Odds: TBA

 

 

Why should you bet on Toronto?

The Raptors had been waiting for a huge night from their All-Star, and DeMar DeRozan delivered. He had been ice cold in Games 1 through 4, shooting just 29.6 percent, but then he found his shot and nailed 10 of his 22 attempts in Game 5. The Raptors were able to get key stops when they needed them as they put together a huge 21-2 run to go from a double-digit lead to a deficit. Their defense suffocated the Pacers in the fourth quarter, as Indiana only put nine points on the board in the last frame. Bismack Biyombo was huge inside for the Raptors, putting up 10 points and grabbing 16 boards. These performances will win if the Raptors can reprise them on Friday night.

Why should you put your money on the Pacers?

Despite their reputation for having a nasty defense, the Raptors still have not found a workable solution for Paul George. He put up 39 points in Game 5. Luckily, it didn’t matter when Hill’s three turned out to be too late, but he has still shown that the Raptors cannot guard him. One key for Toronto was going four-out and running small ball, but if they go cold again in Game 6, the Pacers could make this a long night for them.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like the Pacers to do a better job defending the small ball lineup from Toronto and control this game from start to finish. I’m predicting a 108-104 Indiana win.