Pick #1 – Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers
The NBA playoffs are in full swing and the series between the Indiana Pacers and Toronto Raptors is as intense as it gets with the Pacers season being put on the line tonight. A must need win and revenge home game for the Indiana Pacers who are holding a 6-3 win record over there last 10 this one should be close as the Raptors have a very similar 7-3 comparable 10 game record. The Indiana Pacers (47-40) and the Toronto Raptors (59-28) are both playing seriously high caliber basketball right now and this is looking like it will end being one of those classic Indiana defensive grind the opponent down for a win type game. Each team is suiting up without any injuries reported so all defensive talents will be in full force tonight. This is a must win for the Pacers at home which has historically brought out slowed and well calculated offense while focusing on locdown defense. This is a matchup playoff specific condition and we have to feel confident that all aspects of this game will be favoring the UNDER for the following reasons. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road. Also The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games. In addition to this The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Indiana's last 7 games. Bottom line is when these two teams meet the pace of play and scoring is being slowed down tremendously. The offensive and defensive combined stats over the last 10 games are 201 and 202.8 respectively so its the playoff conditions that we are really relying on here to assure the UNDER hits. The over/under for this NBA spread total opened at 196 and has since dropped to 194 so the money is moving for sure we have to like that it is following the UNDER as the sharp play. The Raptors just squeeked out a 3 point win at home and are a +1.5 point spread underdog so we have to think this is going to be a close hard fought battle with an emphasis on defense. The public consensus for this game is a mere 53% so like a lot of these playoff games have been the call for one side or other is close in the people's mind. The last plyaoff game three days ago in Toronto between these two Eastern conference rivals resulted in a 102 – 99 win for the Raptors which is a bit rare for these usually two low outputting teams. We have to feel great about the UNDER 194 spot we have here and this one should bring us an easy win.
Toronto Raptors at Indiana Pacers - Eastern Conference Playoffs - First Round - Game 6 - Friday, April 29, 2016 7:35 PM
711 Toronto Raptors +1½
712 Indiana Pacers -1½
711 Toronto Raptors Over 194
712 Indiana Pacers Under 194
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
UNDER 194 (2 Units)
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