Thursday, January 27 2022

Through 3 Quarters

Down one at the end of last quarter, the Toronto Raptors have now snagged the lead. After three quarters neither squad has the game in the bag, but the Raptors lead 69-68 over the Indiana Pacers.

Toronto hasn’t had any offensive standouts so far with all players held to 12 points or fewer. Another thing to keep an eye out for is Chris Boucher’s foul situation as he currently sits at four.

Indiana has been relying on the performance of power forward Domantas Sabonis, who has dropped a double-double on 19 points and 13 rebounds.

The Pacers haven’t lost 100% of the games in which they were down heading into the final period this year, so a win here would be refreshing.

Who’s Playing

Toronto @ Indiana

Current Records: Toronto 3-3; Indiana 1-5

What to Know

The Indiana Pacers need to shore up a defense that is allowing 115.17 points per game before their contest Saturday. They and the Toronto Raptors will face off at 7:30 p.m. ET Oct. 30 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse without much rest after finishing up games yesterday. Toronto should still be riding high after a win, while the Pacers will be looking to get back in the win column.

Indiana came up short against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, falling 105-98. Point guard T.J. McConnell wasn’t much of a difference maker for Indiana; McConnell played for 33 minutes but put up just eight points on 4-for-14 shooting.

Meanwhile, Toronto escaped with a win on Friday against the Orlando Magic by the margin of a single free throw, 110-109. Toronto’s shooting guard Scottie Barnes was one of the most active players for the squad, picking up 21 points along with nine boards.

Barring any buzzer beaters, Indiana is expected to win a tight contest. Those who got lucky with them against the spread on Friday might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the team has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.

This past Wednesday, the Pacers lost to the Raptors on the road by a decisive 118-100 margin. Maybe Indiana will have more luck at home instead of on the road? Watch the matchup and check back on CBS Sports for all the details.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Gainbridge Fieldhouse — Indianapolis, Indiana
  • TV: Bally Sports Midwest – Indiana
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $8.00

Odds

The Pacers are a 3-point favorite against the Raptors, according to the latest NBA odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Pacers as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Toronto have won 19 out of their last 29 games against Indiana.

  • Oct 27, 2021 – Toronto 118 vs. Indiana 100
  • May 16, 2021 – Indiana 125 vs. Toronto 113
  • Jan 25, 2021 – Indiana 129 vs. Toronto 114
  • Jan 24, 2021 – Toronto 107 vs. Indiana 102
  • Feb 23, 2020 – Toronto 127 vs. Indiana 81
  • Feb 07, 2020 – Toronto 115 vs. Indiana 106
  • Feb 05, 2020 – Toronto 119 vs. Indiana 118
  • Dec 23, 2019 – Indiana 120 vs. Toronto 115
  • Jan 23, 2019 – Indiana 110 vs. Toronto 106
  • Jan 06, 2019 – Toronto 121 vs. Indiana 105
  • Dec 19, 2018 – Toronto 99 vs. Indiana 96
  • Apr 06, 2018 – Toronto 92 vs. Indiana 73
  • Mar 15, 2018 – Toronto 106 vs. Indiana 99
  • Dec 01, 2017 – Toronto 120 vs. Indiana 115
  • Nov 24, 2017 – Indiana 107 vs. Toronto 104
  • Apr 04, 2017 – Indiana 108 vs. Toronto 90
  • Mar 31, 2017 – Toronto 111 vs. Indiana 100
  • Mar 19, 2017 – Toronto 116 vs. Indiana 91
  • May 01, 2016 – Toronto 89 vs. Indiana 84
  • Apr 29, 2016 – Indiana 101 vs. Toronto 83
  • Apr 26, 2016 – Toronto 102 vs. Indiana 99
  • Apr 23, 2016 – Indiana 100 vs. Toronto 83
  • Apr 21, 2016 – Toronto 101 vs. Indiana 85
  • Apr 18, 2016 – Toronto 98 vs. Indiana 87
  • Apr 16, 2016 – Indiana 100 vs. Toronto 90
  • Apr 08, 2016 – Toronto 111 vs. Indiana 98
  • Mar 17, 2016 – Toronto 101 vs. Indiana 94
  • Dec 14, 2015 – Indiana 106 vs. Toronto 90
  • Oct 28, 2015 – Toronto 106 vs. Indiana 99

Injury Report for Indiana

  • Malcolm Brogdon: Out (Hamstring)
  • Kelan Martin: Out (Hamstring)
  • Isaiah Jackson: Out (Knee)
  • T.J. Warren: Out (Foot)

Injury Report for Toronto

  • Yuta Watanabe: Out (Calf)
  • Pascal Siakam: Out (Shoulder)

Source: CBSSports.com

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