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Pacers vs. Raptors odds, line: 2023 NBA picks, Jan. 2 predictions from proven computer model

The Indiana Pacers (20-17) will be looking to extend their three-game winning streak when they face the Toronto Raptors (16-20) on Monday night. Indiana has won five of its last six games, including a 131-130 win against the Clippers on Saturday. Toronto snapped a two-game losing streak with a 113-104 win against Phoenix on Friday. 

Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET. Indiana is favored by 1.5 points in the latest Pacers vs. Raptors odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 232.5. Before entering any Raptors vs. Pacers picks, you’ll want to see the NBA predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every NBA game 10,000 times and has returned well over $10,000 in profit for $100 players on its top-rated NBA picks over the past four-plus seasons. The model enters Week 12 of the 2022-23 NBA season on a stunning 38-13 roll on all top-rated NBA picks this season, returning almost $2,300. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Pacers vs. Raptors. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several NBA betting lines for Raptors vs. Pacers:

  • Pacers vs. Raptors spread: Pacers -1.5
  • Pacers vs. Raptors over/under: 232.5 points
  • Pacers vs. Raptors money line: Indiana -120, Toronto +100
  • Pacers vs. Raptors picks: See picks here

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Why the Pacers can cover

Indiana has quietly been one of the hottest teams in the NBA over the past few weeks, winning for the fifth time in six games when it beat the Clippers on Saturday. The Pacers received 18 fourth-quarter points from star guard Tyrese Haliburton in the 131-130 win against Los Angeles. He had a strong fourth quarter in a win over Atlanta last Tuesday as well, scoring 12 points in the final period. 

The Pacers have already recorded one win against Toronto this season, beating the Raptors by 14 points in November. Haliburton leads Indiana with 20.9 points and 10.2 assists per game, while Buddy Hield is adding 17.9 points and 4.8 rebounds. The Pacers have covered the spread in five of their last six games, and Toronto has only won three of its last 13 road games. 

Why the Raptors can cover

Toronto has followed a six-game losing streak with three wins in its last five games. The Raptors are coming off a 113-104 win against Phoenix on Friday, as guard Gary Trent Jr. matched his season high with 35 points. Toronto had an outstanding showing defensively, forcing 27 Phoenix turnovers despite playing without Fred VanVleet (back) and Precious Achiuwa (ankle), who are both questionable for this game. 

Pascal Siakam leads Toronto with 26.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game, while OG Anunoby is averaging 18.7 points. The Raptors have dominated this series in recent years, winning 12 of the last 18 matchups. They have also covered the spread in four of their last six games this season, so they have been undervalued in the betting market. 

How to make Pacers vs. Raptors picks

The model has simulated Raptors vs. Pacers 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning Under, and it also says one side of the spread that hits in over 50% of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Pacers vs. Raptors? And which side of the spread hits over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine to see which side of the Raptors vs. Pacers spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that has crushed its NBA picks, and find out.

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