Pivotal point in the series as HRWager evaluates the NBA Totals line for Game Three of the Raptors at the Pacers. The bar has been set at 193 points. This is what we call in the business a limbo line. That catchall number that is waiting for certain decisions to occur before rapid movement will commence. What should you be on the watch for and find out how this total is already fundamentally biased!
NBA Totals : DeRozan Dependent
10 for 37 shooting for the series is not going to cut it for the Raptor’s all star guard. To make matters worse, he only got to the line six times total for both games. All of this meant that Toronto was fortunate to get on the road all square at one game apiece. The difference in game two were the health concerns of the Pacers. Two of Indiana’s best players left with back problems. This allowed Valanciuna and Patterson to score a combined 39 points. Very necessary production for the Toronto win. Now monitoring the injury updates would be prudent but the psychological aspect of this games gives an even larger inclination on which side of the 193 total points will come through on Thursday.
A great deal of pressure was placed on the Raptor’s playoff losing streak. When they dropped Game One, the scrutiny became almost unbearable. This is a large reason why the Toronto guards have been underperforming so far. Relief had to come in waves as they saw the front court and bench bail them out in Game Two. Now being on the road will be actually better for the guards. A fresh start in a tied series will grant relief to them. Looser play will be to the benefit of their shooting strokes.
Reason why the 193 is flawed is this. It is in direct correlation to whom wins. Better team will dictate tempo tonight. Sorry Pacer fans but this is the Raptors night. Points will come in flurries and Indiana will have to keep pace else be swept away. Over on the 193 is your HRWager NBA totals free pick of the day. Good fortune and we will see you tomorrow here at the HRW.