3* NBA Eastern Conference SMASH on Raptors +2

3* NBA Eastern Conference SMASH on Raptors +2

Indiana vs. Toronto, 10/31/2012 19:00 EDT, Score: 90 - 88

Point Spread: +2/-115 Toronto

Sportsbook: BETONLINE

Result: Push

3* NBA Eastern Conference SMASH on Raptors +2
The Pacers won all three meetings with the Raptors last season but each win came by only five points. Leading scorer Danny Granger played in all three matchups but won't go tonight. That's a nice break for the Raptors as Granger scored 18-plus in two of last season's three meetings.

The Pacers will really miss Granger's scoring as he averaged 18.7 points per game last season, and no one else averaged more than 12.8 points.

Because Toronto was so competitive with Indiana last season despite star forward Andrea Bargnani missing two of the meetings, I still really like the Raptors to win this one even if Bargnani is unable to go because of flu-like symptoms. He's currently listed as questionable.

The home team has had the big edge in this matchup as it is 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings. The Pacers are just 5-17 ATS in their last 22 meetings in Toronto.

The Pacers aren't the same team without Granger. Meanwhile, I expect Toronto be improved with such additions as Kyle Lowry, John Lucas, Landry Fields Jonas Valanciunas. Take Toronto.


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