Best NBA Bets October 27 – Raptors Aim for First Home Win
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Best NBA Bets October 27 – Raptors Aim for First Home Win

The Toronto Raptors vs the Indiana Pacers highlights our best bets on the busy slate of NBA games on October 27.

The Toronto Raptors look for their first home win of the season when they play the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. The Raptors look better than their record suggests, and we like them to win a meaningful game in Toronto for the first time since 2020. Plus, other great NBA bets on October 27.

Raptors Try for First Home Win Since February 2020 Against the Pacers

To Win the GameBet99Bet99To Win the Game
Indiana1.951.87Toronto

While it is great to have the Toronto Raptors back in Toronto, the team has struggled at Scotiabank Arena, starting the season 0-3 at home. The team welcomes Indiana to town on Wednesday – who is also 1-3 to start the season. The Toronto Raptors betting line on this game points to an even game.

The Raptor’s issue is not due to a lack of competitiveness – but consistent scoring (as they cannot find a replacement for Pascal Siakim’s points while he recovers from injury). However, Indiana may just be the team they need to play to get the offence right.

The Indiana Pacers are allowing 117.0 points per game this season – third-worst in the Eastern Conference. One of the teams worse than the Pacers is the Boston Celtics – who the Raptors beat on Friday night 115-83.

There are also a lot of positives for the Raptors on defence. They are top-10 in most important defensive metrics early in the season despite a 1-3 start. The Pacers are average or slightly above average on offence – not as good as the Chicago Bulls or the Dallas Mavericks who the Raptors last lost to. We like the Raptors to get things right on Wednesday.

Toronto FC To Win the Game
1.87
Bet99

Charlotte goes for Road Win against Orlando Magic

To Win the GameBet99Bet99To Win the Game
Charlotte1.423.00Orlando

The Charlotte Hornets look great early in the season. They are averaging 121.5 points per game and are 3-1 heading to Orlando and we expect them to leave the city 4-1. You can make an objective argument that the Orlando Magic are the worst team in the Eastern Conference – potentially the league.

charlotte hornets oct 27

Orlando has a -15.5 in point differential this season – worse than anyone else in the league except the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Magic seem to have an issue drafting talent and retaining role players. The team looks like they are a prime candidate to tank to get a top-3 pick so they have a shot at a player who can change the fate of the franchise.

For as long as they are playing horrendous on offence, defence, and seem destined to tank – you should never bet on the Magic.

Charlotte To Win the Game
1.42
Bet99

Atlanta Heads to New Orleans to Face the Hapless Pelicans

To Win the GameBet99Bet99To Win the Game
Atlanta1.403.05New Orleans

Atlanta heads to New Orleans – to face the Pelicans who look lost without Zion Williamson in their lineup. The Pelicans are only 1-3 this season and enter this game as NBA underdogs for the fifth time in 2021.

The Atlanta Hawks look great this season (even if it is a favourable schedule to start). They have plenty of depth, shooting, and rebounding. John Collins is impressive with 14.7 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Cam Reddish is finally looking like a player once touted as a top-three pick. And, of course, Trae Young is blossoming into one of the biggest stars in the NBA.

The Pelicans are not a good team without Williamson. They have some talent with Brandon Ingram, Jonas Valanciunas, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, and Devonte Graham each averaging over 17.0 points per game. However, the rest of the team is a disaster. Herb Jones is averaging 2.0 points per game in 23.3 minutes per game. The rest of the team is not doing much better,

Once Williamson is back, the Pelicans starting five will produce some wins and plenty of fun games. Without him, they are a consistent underdog and overmatched by the depth and talent of the Hawks.

Atlanta To Win the Game
1.40
Bet99

Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns Headline Fun Wednesday Night Showdown  

Game TotalBet99Bet99Game Total
Over 226.01.911.91Under 226.0

After three games in the four nights to start the NBA season – the Suns got four days before hosting the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. The Suns have looked like the part of contenders in the West through three games, with their 115-105 win against the Los Angeles Lakers much more lopsided than the score suggests.

Kings Suns

The Kings start to the 2021-22 NBA Season is as tough as any – with games against the Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, and Portland Trailblazers. The Kings went 1-2 in those games but look competitive early in the season – with Harrison Barnes 28.3 points per game a big reason why.

The Kings always play the Suns each other tough. The Kings are 6-5 against the Suns dating back to the start of the 2018-19 NBA Season. This game has a “could go either way feel” so we are looking at the over/under as the best NBA betting line on this game.

Both teams are allowing over 116 points per game this season while each scoring over 106 points per game. The Kings are scoring well despite De’Aaron Fox shooting 15.8% from three (on 6.3 attempts). If he can shoot around 30-35%, the Kings' offence is much better. Couple that with the Phoenix Suns using their size advantage to score on the Kings and this game is hitting the over.  

Game Total Over 226.0
1.91
Bet99

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