Pacers vs. Raptors Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for January 2 (Toronto Can't Slow Down Indiana's Surging Offense)

Devon Platana
Indiana PAcers vs Toronto Raptors prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game.
Indiana PAcers vs Toronto Raptors prediction, odds and betting insights for NBA regular season game. / AP Photo/Doug McSchooler
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Pacers vs. Raptors Game Info

  • Date: Monday, January 2, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Gainbridge Fieldhouse -- Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Coverage: BSIN and SportsNet

Eleven NBA matchups are slated for Monday, Jan. 2, including a clash at Gainbridge Fieldhouse between the Indiana Pacers (20-17) and Toronto Raptors (16-20).

The Pacers have begun clicking lately, winning their third straight game with a 131-130 effort against the LA Clippers on Saturday. Meanwhile, it's been three days since the Raptors' 113-104 win over the Phoenix Suns, led by Gary Trent Jr.'s game-high 35 points.

Can the Pacers extend their winning streak to four games in front of a rowdy home crowd? Or will the Raptors pick up a rare road win?

Pacers vs. Raptors Odds & Spread

  • All NBA betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: TOR: (+100) | IND: (-118)
  • Spread: TOR: +1 (-108) | IND: -1 (-112)
  • Total: 232.5 -- Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Pacers enter this contest as slight home favorites on the moneyline while the spread is a pick'em situation, per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 232.5 points, which is among the highest of Monday's totals.

Pacers vs Raptors Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Pacers -2.5 - - 226.5 -110 -110 -142 120

Pacers vs. Raptors Betting Trends

  • The Pacers have covered the spread 22 times this season (22-14-0).
  • The Raptors have been underdogs by 2.5 points or more nine times this season and are 5-3-1 ATS in those matchups.
  • This season, Pacers games have hit the over 17 times out of 33 chances.
  • Raptors games this season have gone over the total in 17 of 33 opportunities (51.5%).
  • Indiana owns a better record against the spread when playing at home (12-7-0) than it does on the road (10-7-0).
  • Against the spread, Toronto has performed better at home (8-8-1) than away (6-9-1).

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Pacers vs. Raptors Prediction & Pick

In a matchup that can go either way, I'm siding with the Pacers. Although the Raptors won their last game, it came at home against an injury-plagued Suns team that has struggled on the road lately. Toronto hasn't exactly been impressive lately, losing eight of its last 11 games while averaging just 111.0 PPG (third-worst).

Meanwhile, the Pacers are on a three-game winning streak and have won five of their last six games. They've also generated 129-plus points in three consecutive outings, led by Tyrese Haliburton and his 22.6 points on .478/.407/.907 splits. Considering how the Raptors have struggled to put up points lately and could be without Fred VanVleet (questionable, back) again, I don't see how they can keep.

Expect another impressive performance by the Pacers as they outgun the Raptors.

Final Score Prediction: Pacers: 122 | Raptors: 117

Pacers vs. Raptors Best Bet

The Pacers haven't been perfect, but they should be just fine against the Raptors tonight. Toronto has lost 10 of its last 13 road games and only has a 31.3% winning percentage (5-11) as the underdog this season. On the other hand, the Pacers are 7-3 straight up as the favorite and have won three straight games at home.

With this being a pick 'em game, feel free to take the Pacers on either the moneyline or spread. As of writing, though, Indiana's spread odds have slightly more value.

Bet: Pacers -1 (-112)


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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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