bet365 NBA Odds, Betting Preview: Raptors vs. Pacers (Nov. 22)

Following a disappointing first leg of a back-to-back, where the Toronto Raptors suffered a setback against the Orlando Magic, they are now gearing up for a clash against the Indiana Pacers on the road. The Raptors find themselves in a state of inconsistency, evident in their contrasting performances—dominating the Detroit Pistons on a Sunday afternoon, only to face a resounding defeat the following game.

The Pacers, on the other hand, enter this contest on the heels of a high-powered victory in a back-to-back scenario, narrowly overcoming the Atlanta Hawks with a final score of, 157-152, in a closely contested affair. The Pacers’ offensive prowess has been a defining feature of their early-season performance. Currently leading the league in multiple statistical categories, they boast an impressive average of 128.1 points per game, accompanied by a remarkable 30.6 assists per game. Furthermore, the Pacers have claimed the top spot in team field goal percentage, shooting at an impressive 50.4%. As both teams navigate the challenges of a back-to-back schedule, the Raptors will be aiming to regroup and address their inconsistencies, while the Pacers look to ride the momentum of their potent offensive display.

Bet on Raptors vs. Pacers

TOR +3.5
IND -3.5

Raptors vs. Pacers odds

Raptors Moneyline Odds+145
Pacers Moneyline Odds-165
Over/Under238 points (over -110, under -110)
SpreadPacers -3.5 (-110)
Time/DateNov. 22, 7:30 p.m. ET
TVBroadcast: TSN
Stream: NBA League Pass
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About the Raptors (6-8 SU, 7-7 ATS, 7-7 o/u)

Recovering from a challenging, 126-107, defeat against the Magic, the Toronto Raptors are eager to bounce back from a game where they found themselves trailing for the majority of the contest. Despite a sluggish start, Dennis Schroder emerged as a standout performer, leading the team with 24 points on an efficient 8-of-13 (61.5%) shooting, including a perfect 4-for-4 from beyond the arc. Pascal Siakam contributed 16 points and eight assists, while Scottie Barnes showcased his versatility with 14 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Jakob Poeltl notched a double-double, yet it proved insufficient to keep the game competitive, especially in the face of an impressive offensive display by the Orlando Magic.

Looking ahead, the Raptors face the challenge of containing the high-powered offence of the Indiana Pacers. The focus will be particularly on limiting the impact of Tyrese Haliburton, known for his scoring ability and playmaking prowess. In addition to Haliburton, key players to watch include sharpshooter Buddy Hield, Canadian sophomore Bennedict Mathurin, Myles Turner, Obi Toppin, and Bruce Brown. Successfully curtailing these offensive threats will be crucial for the Raptors as they aim to rebound from their recent setback and secure a positive result against the Pacers.

About the Pacers (8-5 SU, 8-5 ATS, 12-1 o/u)

Fresh off a hard-fought victory against the Hawks, the Indiana Pacers are poised to carry that momentum into their matchup against the Raptors. In their recent game, Haliburton showcased an outstanding performance, scoring 37 points on an impressive 11-of-18 (61.1%) shooting, including a notable 9-of-15 (60%) accuracy from beyond the three-point line. Haliburton’s all-around contribution was evident, recording 16 assists, five rebounds, and three steals. His remarkable improvement this season positions him as an emerging star leading the Pacers’ offence. Hield played a pivotal role in securing the win, scoring 13 points in the fourth quarter and finishing the night with 24 points on an outstanding 9-of-11 (81.8%) shooting. The Pacers also saw notable contributions from Mathurin, Aaron Nesmith, Turner, and Brown, each reaching double digits.

As the Pacers prepare to face the Raptors, the key will be to maintain their offensive rhythm. Barnes and Siakam emerge as significant threats, capable of inflicting damage on the opposition’s defense. Additionally, keeping a vigilant eye on Schroder, O.G. Anunoby, and Gary Trent Jr. is crucial, as this trio adds further dimensions to the Raptors’ offensive arsenal. The Pacers will be aiming to capitalize on their recent success and exploit the vulnerabilities of the Raptors to secure another positive result.

Tyrese Haliburton over 0.5 blocks


Injury concerns

  • Raptors forward Thaddeus Young (illness) will not play.
  • Raptors centre Christian Koloko (illness) has been ruled out.
  • Pacers guard Andrew Nembhard (lower back) is day-to-day. He has missed two straight games.
  • The Pacers have cleared the over in their last five games and have an incredible 12-1 o/u record this season.
  • Toronto has a record of 2-4 in games it has played as a moneyline underdog with odds of +145 or longer (33.3%).
  • Indiana has put up more than 121 points in a game 10 times already this season.
  • Anunoby has recorded two or more assists in five straight games, averaging three per game during that span. He’s -155 to record over 1.5 assists.
  • Haliburton has been an assists machine this season, but his number is set at a lofty 11.5 dimes (over -125) in this one. He’s recorded at least 15 assists in three of his last four games. Haliburton has also been a sneaky blocks play, recording at least one in five straight games and seven of his last eight. You can snag over 0.5 blocks at +120.

Wagers to consider

  • SGP: TOR Raptors moneyline, Siakam to score 20+ points, Siakam to dish 5+ assists: +800. Raptors have a favourable matchup against the Pacers who let up the most opposition points per game with 125.9 points. The Pacers give up the eighth most points to power forwards and Siakam is on a streak with dishing five or more assists.
  • Over 237.5 points: -110. This game consists of the Pacers who are the highest-scoring team and give up the most points in the league. The Raptors will capitalize on this opportunity and it should be a game that exceeds 237 points.