On Tuesday, the Toronto Raptors will play against the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 of their 1st round NBA playoffs series at Air Canada Centre. Game time is at 6PM ET. Game 5 is crucial in this series, the winner will have the upper hand for Game 6.
Indiana adjusted its starting lineup in Game 4 to score a 100-83 rout last Saturday. With the series tied, the Pacers have now the idea on how much is Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas is playing hurt in the series.
Indiana stopped Jonas Valanciunas rebounding efficiency in Game 4. With Paul George and George Hill defending Raptors' DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry, Toronto failed to have any momentum throughout the game.
Toronto is back to its home court for Game 5. This game could finally unleash the offensive outburst of Raptors dynamic duo of DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry. If these duo will have a solid outing in Game 5 Jonas Valanciunas will have an easy time positioning for offensive and defensive rebounds.
The sportsbook handicappers have installed the Toronto Raptors as a 7-point favorite to beat the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night.