NBA Betting Preview (Feb. 26): Raptors Vs. Pacers Odds

Following a close victory over the Atlanta Hawks in an electrifying Friday night matchup, the Toronto Raptors are now set to embark on a challenging journey as they gear up to clash with the Pacers in Indiana.

After this away game in Indiana, the Raptors will return home to kick off an anticipated four-game homestand. The Pacers, riding high on a three-game winning streak, are poised to sustain their momentum as they endeavour to climb the standings.

Bet on Raptors vs. Pacers

TOR +6.5
IND -6.5

Currently trailing by just half a game behind the fifth seed and 1 1/2 games behind the fourth seed, the Pacers are determined to secure their foothold in the Eastern Conference standings, making this upcoming showdown against the Raptors a crucial game as they jockey for a playoff spot down the stretch.

Let’s look at the betting odds via bet365 for this upcoming matchup.

Raptors vs. Pacers odds

Raptors Moneyline Odds+200
Pacers Moneyline Odds-245
Over/Under244.5 points (over -110, under -110)
SpreadPacers -6.5 (-105)
Time/DateFeb. 26, 7:00 p.m. ET
TVBroadcast: TSN
Stream: NBA League Pass
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About the Raptors (21-36 SU, 28-29 ATS, 29-28 o/u)

Amidst a rare surge of momentum, the Raptors find themselves riding a two-game winning streak, having triumphed consecutively against mid-tier opponents such as the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks. Now, as they prepare for their next challenge, they’re bracing themselves to square off against a formidable playoff contender, the Pacers.

In the matchup against the Hawks, the Raptors faced the challenge without the presence of RJ Barrett, sidelined due to left knee injury management. However, this setback didn’t deter the Raptors, as Immanuel Quickley and Scottie Barnes stepped into the spotlight, guiding the team to a memorable victory. Quickley showcased his scoring prowess, leading the charge with an impressive 24 points, complemented by seven rebounds, five assists, and a remarkable six three-pointers. Meanwhile, Scottie demonstrated his versatility with a stellar double-double performance, tallying 20 points, 10 assists, five rebounds, along with a steal and block.

Notable contributions also came from Jakob Poeltl, who showcased his all-around game with 12 points, 13 rebounds, six assists, and two steals. Additionally, Gradey Dick made his mark on the game, notching 18 points on an efficient 8-of-13 shooting from the field in just 21 minutes of play. Ochai Agbaji also made his presence felt, chipping in 14 points and four rebounds in a mere 16 minutes of action, including four three-pointers. The collective effort of these standout performers propelled the Raptors to a well-deserved victory.

The defensive vulnerabilities of the Pacers present a golden opportunity for the Raptors to exploit. Indiana’s defensive statistics reveal glaring weaknesses that the Raptors’ key players can capitalize on. Notably, the Pacers concede the third-highest number of points to opposing shooting guards, the fifth-highest to small forwards, and an alarming league-high to power forwards. This sets the stage for players like Gary Trent Jr., Barrett, and Scottie to thrive offensively, as they can exploit these matchups to put up significant numbers on the scoreboard. Additionally, Indiana’s struggles on the glass are evident, with the team surrendering top-five rebounding totals to both small and power forwards. This provides further opportunities for the Raptors to dominate the boards and assert their presence in the paint, amplifying their chances of securing a decisive victory against the Pacers.

About the Pacers (33-25 SU, 31-24-3 ATS, 31-27 o/u)

Fresh off a commanding victory over the Dallas Mavericks, where they dominated the court against the likes of Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving, the Pacers are gearing up for a swift turnaround as they face the Raptors on the second night of a back-to-back. In their recent triumph over the Mavericks, Myles Turner led the Pacers in scoring with an impressive 33 points, while also contributing eight rebounds to the stat sheet. Meanwhile, Tyrese Haliburton orchestrated the offence masterfully, recording a well-rounded performance with 17 points, 10 assists, and four steals, showcasing his versatility and impact on both ends of the floor. Notably, the Pacers displayed remarkable depth, with a total of seven players reaching double-digit scoring figures, underscoring their collective offensive efficiency and balanced contributions across the roster. As they prepare to face the Raptors in a challenging back-to-back scenario, the Pacers will look to carry the momentum from their recent triumph and seek to maintain their winning ways against an opponent who can give them trouble.

The impending game against the Raptors offers numerous appealing chances for the Pacers to take advantage of their adversary’s defensive shortcomings. Particularly, the Raptors have displayed susceptibility in allowing a significant number of assists to point guards, giving players such as Haliburton an opportunity to efficiently run the offence and capitalize on defensive openings. Additionally, the Raptors’ tendency to give up the highest number of points in the league to small forwards creates an ideal scenario for Canadian Bennedict Mathurin to demonstrate his scoring abilities and greatly influence the outcome of the game.

Tyrese Haliburton over 11.5 assists


Injury concerns

Barrett (knee) is probable for the Raptors.

Pacers guard Aaron Nesmith (ankle) was listed as out for Sunday’s game versus the Mavericks and is doubtful against the Raptors.

  • The over is 27-13 in the Pacers’ last 40 home games.
  • Indiana is 0-5-1 ATS in its last six games when listed as a favourite of 5-10.5 points.
  • The under is 5-1 in Toronto’s last six games.
  • Pascal Siakam has scored under 22.5 points in four of his last five games. The one game he went over, he scored 23 points against Toronto. He’s averaging 22.2 points for the season and his line is at -120 to score under 22.5 points against the Raptors.
  • Mathurin has dished over 1.5 assists in his last two games since coming back from injury, averaging five per game during the small sample size. He’s averaging two assists per game for the season and his line is at -165 to dish over 1.5 assists against the Raptors.
  • Quickley has dished under 5.5 assists in four of his last five games. The Pacers allow the third-least assists to point guards. He is averaging 5.6 assists for the season as a Raptor. His line is at +110 to record under 5.5 assists.
  • Turner has recorded at least one assist in 15 straight games. He’s a steep -200 to record over 0.5 assists but this could be a very useful leg of a parlay.

Wagers to consider

  • Parlay – Barnes over 20.5 points; Haliburton over 11.5 assists: +240. The Pacers allow the most points in the league to power forwards and the Raptors allow the second-most assists to point guards. Both props hit 12 days ago when the Pacers played the Raptors in Toronto.
  • Under 244.5 total points: -110. Both teams have been trending towards the under in their past few games and cleared the over by a few points in their recent meeting which may not happen again.