I can't really tell you how to accuratly put your opponents hand on a pocket pair. The strategies involving pocket pairs vary greatly, and not just person to person.
I personally will do any check, fold, or raise with a pocket pair. All depends on what I think of the my opponents (also, variation in strategy keeps your opponent guessing on how you play).
Beyond my own strategy with them, the pros always say to get in the flop as cheap as possible with pocket pair, and fold if you don't get a set. Some people play this way. There are a lot of people that will raise heavily preflop with any pocket pair, hoping to knock off any unpaired overcard hand.
In conclusion, a big raise preflop will often mean a pocket pair. The sly cheap player, who follows the pros suggestion, is harder to catch. But that's why he's dubbed as the sly player.