Toronto Raptors vs Indiana Pacers Picks Spread and Trends to Watch - 10/30/2021

by James Q

Toronto Raptors vs Indiana Pacers Picks Spread and Trends to Watch - 10/30/2021


Game Time:  7:30 PM ET, Saturday, October 30th, 2021 
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Where to Watch: NBA League Pass, Bally Sports Indiana,

Opening NCAAF Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Spread:    :  O/U: 233
BetMGM:  Spread:    :  O/U: 233

Season Record

Raptors: 2-3, 10th place Eastern Conference
Pacers: 1-4, 14th place Eastern Conference

The Raptors just beat the Pacers.  It was a comfortable victory and a relief off the shoulders of both the Raptors and Nick Nurse… who may have a bad team in the East.  Scotiabank Arena in Tor was rockin’. Too bad they have to play Ind this soon.  An NBA prediction on this one will depend entirely on current betting odds and point spread.  Neither team is good.  Neither team is fully healthy.  Neither team is ready for anything other than hiding from live coverage… They both need guys to get healthy for any betting insights to be sure.


Matt is coming off a WIN on the Spurs and is 12-4 (75 percent) to start to the NBA season. Fargo is now on a POTENT 20-6 NBA Run and is ready for a HUGE 2021-2022 season! He has his Southeast Game of the Month on Friday so do not miss out! Go get it! Get Power Sports’ picks right now at the Shop Picks page, where you can find all of the Best Bets from our champion sports handicappers. NCAAF, NFL, MLB… get positive value from all your bets! Expert picks!  Fun fact… winning a wager is much better than making a wager!

Knicks vs Pelicans Preview and Analysis. 

RECENT FORM
The Raptors have lost to the Washington Wizards, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Chicago Bulls.  They have beaten The Boston Celtics and the Indiana Pacers (on wednesday night).  They have lost to The Washington Wizards, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Chicago Bulls. They are in a place where they could drip along the bottom of the league hiding from the Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks… in hopes for a play-in  spot.  They just don’t have it this year.

The Pacers are struggling mightily this season.  They have an amazing Center and Power Forward duo… but the skilled players are spending nights on the IR list.  They have lost to the Charlotte Hornets, the Washington Wizards, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Toronto Raptors.  Surprisingly the one team they did beat was the Miami Heat.  

Offensive Analysis 

The Raptors are averaging 103.8 ppg.  They have lost two games by 1 point.  They are shooting 41.3% from the field (lousy) and 32.5% from 3pt.  It’s a shallow bunch of stats. The one amazing development is this summer’s draft pick Scottie Barnes is looking like the real deal with 16.8 points and 8.5 rebounds.  He is playing well enough to justify him as being the center of a quick rebuild.

The Pacers are averaging 113.4 ppg on 46.4 FG% and 35.7 3PT%... they just aren’t winning.  Domantas Sabonis and Myles Turner are the correct answer to “are these guys great?” … yet PG Malcolm Brogdan, SG Caris LaVert, and SF T.J. Warren are all out with injury…. Leaving not much in the backcourt.


Toronto Raptors vs Indiana Pacers Prediction 

Our prediction for Saturday, October 30th is… Pacers 121 - Raptors 118



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NBA Betting Trends

Toronto is 59-38 ATS versus Indiana since 1996
Toronto is 5-3 ATS versus Indiana over the last 3 seasons.
Toronto is 27-20 ATS against Indiana at Indiana since 1996.
Toronto is 3-1 ATS against Indiana at Indiana over the last 3 seasons.

Yes, I’m predicting that Indiana takes this game ATS and Outright. 


Injury Report:
Toronto:  Pascal Siakim (shoulder) OUT indefinitely, (this is why they will not win on the road)
Indiana: Pf Isaiah Jackson (Knee) Out indefinitely, SF Kelan Martin (hamstring) Out



Starting Lineups

Raptors: PG Fred Van Vleet, SG Gary Trent JR, SFD OG Anunoby, PF Scottie Barnes, C Precious Achiuwa
Pacers: PG T.J McConnell, Sg Chris Duarte, Sf Justin Holiday, PF Domantas Sabonis, C Myles Turner

Statistical Leaders 

Raptors
Points: OG Anunoby 19
Rebounds: Precious Achiuwa 10.2
Assists: Fred VanVleet 8.2
Steals: Gary Trent JR
Blocks: Chris Boucher

Pacers:
Points: Malcolm Brogdon 23.4
Rebounds: Domantas Sabonis 11.4
Assists: Malcolm Brogdon 7
Steals: Domantas Sabonis 1.4
Blocks: Myles Turner 2.6

Coaches:

Raptors:  Nick Nurse
Pacers: Rick Carlisle





 


James Q

About the Author:

James Q. has been involved with sports and gambling his entire life. A former division 1 scholarship basketball player, James understands sports (and especially basketball) inside-and-out. Following his basketball playing days, James parlayed his gambling skills into a semi-pro poker career. James resides in Los Angeles, and especially loves the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Rams, and Los Angeles Dodgers. And when he isn't betting on sports (and writing about it), James can be found performing stand-up comedy on the Sunset Strip.

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