Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers Prediction, NBA Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Jan 01, 2023

Can the struggling Raptors turn things around as the calendar flips to 2023?

January 02, 2023, 7:00 PM ET
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Pointspread -2 -110
Moneyline -130
Over / Under o +233.5
Pointspread +2 -110
Moneyline +108
Over / Under u +233.5

The Toronto Raptors open the New Year on Monday with a one-game road trip as they visit the much-better-than-expected Indiana Pacers, who are 3-point favourites on the NBA odds.

Raptors vs. Pacers NBA Betting Odds

Monday is the second of three regular-season meetings between the teams, with Indiana visiting Toronto on March 22.

The Pacers could clinch the season series Monday because they won 118-104 in Indianapolis on Nov. 12. Indiana outscored Toronto 36-14 in the fourth quarter and by 27 points overall in the second half. Buddy Hield, one of the NBA’s top three-point shooters, made five of them and finished with 22 points. Myles Turner finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds – he continues to be mentioned in trade rumours. Rookie of the Year candidate Bennedict Mathurin, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, had 15 points and eight rebounds off the bench.

While the Pacers had 33 assists, the Raptors had only 14 and shot 39.4 per cent from the field. Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet both missed the game. OG Anunoby had 26 points, but no other starter more than 15. Chris Boucher added 19 off the bench.

Toronto trails the all-time series 53-47 and is 16-34 on the road.

Toronto Raptors

Toronto ended a two-game skid with a 113-104 home win over Phoenix on Friday as the Suns were missing a handful of key players led by All-Star guard Devin Booker. With Fred VanVleet out again due to back spasms, Gary Trent Jr. started his first game since mid-December and blew up with 35 points, tying a season high. He has scored at least 20 in a season-high three straight games and shooting 51.0 per cent from the field in that span and 50 per cent from deep. The Raptors are now 10-4 all-time when Trent Jr. scores at least 30. Pascal Siakam finished with 26 points, his seventh consecutive game with at least 25 points, tying him with Chris Bosh (2009) for the second-longest such streak in team history. Vince Carter holds the record of eight in a row in 2001. Siakam is averaging 32.9 points during the run. Siakam scored 421 points in December, the second-most points scored in a month in Raptors history (Carter had 487 in March 2000). VanVleet is questionable for Monday as is Precious Achiuwa. Toronto is 1-4 ATS in its past five after a win.

Indiana Pacers

Indiana won its third in a row, all against expected playoff teams and all at home, 131-130 over the Clippers on Saturday. Myles Turner scored 34 points (third game with at least 30 this season), and Tyrese Haliburton had 24 points and 10 assists, including 14 points in the final four minutes. Buddy Hield had 18 points and now has made at least four three-pointers in five straight games. He leads the league with 147 makes. In each game of the winning streak, Indiana has scored at least 129 points while shooting 53.2 per cent from the field overall and 44.2 per cent from three-point range. Haliburton has at least 23 points in those three. The Pacers and Raptors are the top two teams in fast-break points at 18.4 and 18.2 points per game, respectively. Indiana is 5-1 ATS in its past six.

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