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Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers: Game preview, injury report, TV channel, start time and betting odds

Who's Playing

Matchup: Toronto Raptors vs. Indiana Pacers

Records: Raptors (27-44), Pacers (33-38)

Where to Watch

Date: Sunday, May 16

Time: 1:00 p.m.

TV: TSN 1/3/4, RDS2

Location: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL

Game Preview

The Raptors' season finale may not have any implications for their place in the standings, but it does for their opponent.

They'll host the Pacers, who have clinched a spot in the Eastern Conference's Play-In Tournament but are still looking to move up in seeding, currently sitting in 10th place with one last opportunity to jump up into the Seven-Eight Game against the Boston Celtics.

What is the significance of that, you ask?

The teams playing in the Seven-Eight Game only need to win one game to qualify for the playoffs, claiming the No. 7 seed. Even with a loss, it acts as double-elimination, where the loser will still have one final win-or-go-home opportunity to claim the No. 8 seed, facing the winner of the Nine-Ten Game.

If Indiana were to stay put where it currently stands, one loss in the Play-In Tournament would mean elimination from the playoffs. That places plenty of significance on this contest against Toronto.

The Pacers' biggest concern appears to be the emergence of Toronto rookie guard Jalen Harris, who is coming off of the best performance of his young career.

MORE: Harris puts on a show in homecoming vs. Mavericks

Going off for a career-high 31 points against the Dallas Mavericks, the 2020 second-round pick is flourishing with an increased opportunity at the end of the season.

Can the Raptors close the season by playing spoiler for Indiana's playoff placing?

Injury Report

Raptors

  • OG Anunoby (left calf, injury recovery) - Out
  • Rodney Hood (hand) - Out
  • Kyle Lowry (rest) - Out
  • Pascal Siakam (left shoulder) - Out
  • Fred VanVleet (left hip, injury recovery) - Out
  • Yuta Watanabe (ankle) - Out
  • Paul Watson (knee) - Out

Pacers

  • Malcolm Brogdon (right hamstring)- Out
  • Aaron Holiday (right toe) - Out
  • Jeremy Lamb (left knee) - Out
  • Caris LeVert (right knee) - Available
  • Domantas Sabonis (left quad) - Out
  • Edmond Sumner (left knee) - Out
  • Myles Turner (partial plantar plate tear) - Out
  • T.J. Warren (left foot) - Out

Raptors vs. Pacers: Betting odds, spread, over/under

Spread: Raptors +5.0 (-110), Pacers -5.0 (-100)

Raptors Money line: +175

Pacers Money line: -200

Over/under: 228.0 (-110)

Courtesy of William Hill Sportsbook.

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