Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers 1/23/19: Starting Lineups, Matchup Breakdown, Odds, Daily Fantasy, Betting
Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers Preview
Toronto has won their last three, are 8-2 in their last 10 and are second in the Eastern Conference. The Pacers, who are third, have won their previous two games and are 7-3 in their last 10.
Tonight’s game is the last of the three-game season series. Toronto took the first win 99-96 behind Kawhi Leonard’s 28 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists. Victor Oladipo led Indiana with 20.
In the second game, the Raptors won in Toronto 121-105 on January 26. The Raptors were led by Norman Powell’s 23 points, and Bojan Bogdanovic had 21 for the Pacers.
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Arena: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Channel: TSN+RDS2, FSIND
Toronto Raptors Preview Starting Lineup
The Raptors are on a nice midseason run as they challenge Milwaukee for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. They won their third straight last night 120-105 over the Sacramento Kings. Kawhi Leonard did not play as originally expected and several of the starters played limited minutes, so the Raptors should, for the most part, be on rested legs for the Pacers.
Even without Leonard, six Raptors scored in double figures, led by Fred VanVleet, who stepped into the starting lineup and finished with 19 points, seven assists, and seven rebounds. Kyle Lowry also had 19 points and added nine assists.
Jonas Valanciunas remains out for Toronto, but there have been some rumblings that Toronto could be looking to go after Bradley Beal before the trade deadline, and Valanciunas reportedly has been mentioned as a trade chip.
Indiana Pacers Starting Lineup
Against Charlotte, Indiana got ahead early and then out way ahead in the second half, leading to the 120-95 win.
Darren Collison has been playing incredibly well for the Pacers as of late, and he finished with 19 points and nine assists on Sunday night. Collison has scored in double figured in three of his last four games, and his assist and steal numbers have been up, which has been important for Indiana, especially when Myles Turner and Thaddeus Young struggle to score, as has been the case the last few games.
While the Raptors are one of the top defensive teams in the league, Indiana has been the benchmark for scoring defense in the league this season. They are currently first, allowing just 103.1 points per game.
Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers Betting Odds
The Pacers are five-point favorites to win their home game against the Raptors tonight. The over/under is 218 points.
Indiana is 17-6 at home and 24-8 as the betting favorite. Toronto is 15-9 on the road and 6-5 as the underdog.
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DraftKings & FanDuel Fantasy Picks
Without knowing whether or not Kawhi Leonard will play, Victor Oladipo ($7.8k) is the fantasy stud for tonight’s matchup. He is projected for 40.82 points on FanDuel. Kyle Lowry ($7.5k) is playing and is projected for 40.03 points, but if Leonard plays, that will be the move to make.
Pascal Siakam ($6.7k) has been a fantasy value this season and his contributions have paid off for his fantasy owners. He is expected to finish with 34.25 points. Indiana’s Thaddeus Young ($5.9k) is slated for 26.58 points on FanDuel.
Find all of our Fanduel and Draftkings projections here: https://www.lineups.com/nba/nba-fantasy-basketball-projections.