Pacers vs. Raptors Prediction: NBA Odds, Point Spread

Payton Matthews | Updated May 16, 2021

Raptors 2021

The Raptors will wrap up the 2021 season Sunday afternoon versus the Pacers.

Indiana
34-38
AT
May 16, 2021, 1:00 PM ET
Amalie Arena
Toronto
27-45
Pointspread -6 -110
Moneyline -240
Over / Under o +227

68%

Betting Action

32%

Pointspread +6 -110
Moneyline +199
Over / Under u +227

68%

Betting Action

32%

The disappointing 2020-21 NBA season concludes for the Toronto Raptors – as might the Dinos career of Kyle Lowry (although he will not play) – on Sunday from Tampa, Fla., against the Indiana Pacers. The NBA odds are in flux with so many key players sitting.

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Presumably, the next “home” game the Raptors play will be back at Scotiabank Arena in October when the 2021-22 season tips off. Will Kyle Lowry be on the team then? The 35-year-old franchise icon is set for unrestricted free agency and most believe Lowry will go elsewhere considering the Raptors have Fred VanVleet under a long-term contract and are high on rookie guard Malachi Flynn.

Toronto could perhaps work a sign-and-trade of Lowry, which would enable him to get a potentially bigger contract overall and also enable the Raptors to get an asset or two in return. A sign-and-trade with Lowry’s hometown Philadelphia 76ers has often been rumoured.

As for Indiana, it will compete in the Eastern Conference play-in tournament, but there have been multiple reports of a discord on the team under first-year head coach Nate Bjorkgren, the former Raptors assistant. He may be fired this off-season because of it. Because the Pacers are locked into the play-in tournament, they seem likely to rest a lot of key players here. More on that below.

The teams played back-to-back nights in Indianapolis in late January and split the two. The Raptors are 7-3 straight up and against the spread in the previous 10 meetings.

Indiana Pacers

Indiana will be in the Eastern Conference 9 vs. 10 play-in tournament game. There is some motivation here as the Pacers have a chance to host it if they win Sunday. The winner of Hornets-Wizards (also Sunday) will be No. 8 in the East. Indiana loses tiebreakers to both, though, and with a loss here would be the No. 10 seed. Practically half the team missed Saturday’s 122-115 home loss to the Lakers. Caris LeVert, who was questionable entering the game with knee injury, led the Pacers 28 points. He has blown up of late, averaging 23.9 points this month.

Toronto Raptors

Will the Raptors let Kyle Lowry take the court Sunday as a possible goodbye? If this game was in Toronto with all the Dinos fans available to see Lowry then perhaps. In Tampa with a largely empty arena? He will not go. Toronto lost its sixth straight on Friday, 114-110 in Dallas. Rookie Jalen Harris, a Dallas native, had career-high 31 points. He’s looking like a second-round steal in the 2020 draft out of Nevada. Every regular, including Lowry, didn’t play. Friday marked the ninth straight game that Toronto used a different starting lineup. Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby already have been ruled out here.

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