76ers vs. Raptors Predictions 4/7/22

by | Apr 7, 2022 | nba

Philadelphia 76ers (49-30 SU, 37-41-1 ATS) vs. Toronto Raptors (46-33 SU, 45-33-1 ATS)
When: Thursday April 07 2022, 07:30 PM (ET)
Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
TV: NBCSP

Point Spread: PHI +2/TOR -2 (Opened PHX -3 at Bookmaker)
Total: 217.5 (Opened at 216.5)
Money Line: Philadelphia 76ers +100/Toronto Raptors -120
Power Rating:

Probable Starting Lineups

Philadelphia 76ers PG James Harden, SG Tyrese Maxey, SF Tobias Harris, PF Georges Niang, C Joel Embiid

Toronto Raptors PG Fred VanVleet Off Inj, SG Gary Trent, SF O.G. Anunoby Q, PF Scottie Barnes, C Pascal Siakam

Key Injuries

Philadelphia 76ers
Matisse Thybulle: Eligibility (OUT)

Toronto Raptors
Yuta Watanabe: Quadricep (QUESTIONABLE)
Isaac Bonga: Toe (QUESTIONABLE)
OG Anunoby: Thigh (QUESTIONABLE)

The Toronto Raptors host the Philadelphia 76ers in an Eastern-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:30 PM ET at the Scotiabank Arena.

Recent Form

The Philadelphia 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 49-30, placing them 3rd in the Eastern Conference. So far, Philadelphia is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 27-13. Over their last five games, the 76ers have played well, picking up 3 wins. During this stretch, Philadelphia is averaging 119.0 points per game, 10.0 points more than their season average of 109.5. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 112.0 points per contest. Even though Philadelphia has been picking up wins, their opponents have had no trouble scoring the ball, averaging 113.0 points per game, up from the 76ers’ usual rate of 107.0.In the Philadelphia 76ers’ most recent game, Philadelphia took down Indiana by a score of 131-122

The Toronto Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 46-33, placing them 5th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Toronto is above .500 at home, holding a record of 22-17. The Raptors have played well over their last five games, picking up 4 wins. During this stretch, Toronto is averaging 114.0 points per game, 5.0 points more than their season average of 109.4. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 109.0 points per contest. The Raptors have been picking up victories while holding opponents to an average of 105.0 points per game, similar to their season average of 106.9. In the Toronto Raptors’ most recent game, Toronto took down Atlanta by a score of 118-108.

Individual Player Analysis

As Philadelphia travels to take on the Toronto Raptors, the 76ers’ leading scorer is Joel Embiid. Through 67 games, Embiid is averaging 30 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 52.0% of his games. As Embiid gets set to take on the Raptors, he could be in line for a big game as Toronto is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 52.54% of their games. This figure places them 25th among NBA defenses. On the other side, Pascal Siakam leads the Raptors in scoring, averaging 22 points across his 66 games. Throughout the season, Siakam has outscored his season average in 48.0% of his outings. On the season, the 76ers have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 47.37% of their games, giving them a rank of 11th among NBA defenses.

Matchup Analysis

The 76ers come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 109.7 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Philadelphia is winning at a rate of 67%. These victories are coming by an average margin of 11.0 points. On the other side, the Raptors hold the advantage on the defensive end of the floor. So far, they have played 28 games as the better defensive team, picking up 17 wins (61%).

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors have met up for 3 games. In their last meeting, Toronto picked up a 93-88 win.

How the Public is Betting the 76ers vs Raptors

67% are betting the Sixers against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 215.5

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • 76ers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • 76ers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest.
  • Raptors are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • Raptors are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

Heading into tonight’s matchup, the Toronto Raptors will look to pick up the home win, giving them an excellent chance to enter the playoffs as the 5th seed. If Toronto knocks off the Sixers, this will also increase the likelihood that these two teams will face each other in the first round. Keep any on the injury report leading up to game time, as OG Anunoby is questionable with a thigh injury. With the Sixers entering as 2 point underdogs, I expect Philly to pick up the road win. Look for the Sixers’ tendency to play at a slow pace to disrupt a Raptors squad looking to get up and down the floor, but struggles with scoring efficiency. Question: Why pay more for odds when you can pay less? And it costs you NOTHING! It’s a great day to take a few minutes to learn about reduced juice sports betting! You’ll be so glad you did!