Raptors at 76ers Odds & Predictions 4/16/22

by | Apr 14, 2022 | nba

Toronto Raptors (48-34 SU, 46-35-1 ATS) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (51-31 SU, 38-43-1 ATS)

When: Saturday April 16 2022, 06:00 PM (ET)

Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

TV: ESPN

Point Spread: TOR +4.5/PHI -4.5 (Opened PHI -4 at GTBets - They offer Predictem readers a special 100% real cash bonus up to $500 on their first deposit! This place is underrated!)

Total: 217.5 (Opened at 217.5)

Money Line: Toronto Raptors 154/Philadelphia 76ers -188

Power Rating: PHI -4

Probable Starting Lineups

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

76ers PG James Harden, SG Tyrese Maxey, SF Mattisse Thybulle, PF Tobias Harris, C Joel Embiid

Key Injuries

Toronto Raptors
Fred VanVleet: Knee (QUESTIONABLE)

Philadelphia 76ers
Paul Millsap: Illness (QUESTIONABLE)
Charles Bassey: Shoulder (QUESTIONABLE)
Joel Embiid: Knee (QUESTIONABLE)
Georges Niang: Knee (QUESTIONABLE)

The Philadelphia 76ers host the Toronto Raptors in a Non-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 06:00 PM ET at the Wells Fargo Center.

Recent Form

The Toronto Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 48-34, placing them 5th in the Eastern Conference. So far, Toronto is above .500 on the road, holding a record of 24-17. Over their last five games, the Raptors have played well, picking up 3 wins. In this stretch, Toronto’s offense is scoring right in line with their season average, putting up 111.0 points per game. Combined, the Raptors’ last five opponents are giving up 110.0 points per contest. Even though Toronto has been picking up wins, their opponents have had no trouble scoring the ball, averaging 111.0 points per game, up from the Raptors’ usual rate of 107.1. In the Toronto Raptors’ most recent game, the team fell to New York by a score of 105-94.

The Philadelphia 76ers come into this game with an overall record of 51-31, placing them 2nd in the Eastern Conference. So far, Philadelphia is above .500 at home, holding a record of 24-17. The 76ers have played well over their last five games, picking up 4 wins. During this stretch, Philadelphia is averaging 122.0 points per game, 12.0 points more than their season average of 109.9. This uptick in offensive play has come while playing a group of opponents who are collectively giving up 111.0 points per contest. Even though the 76ers have been adding to the win column, their opponents have had no trouble scoring the ball, averaging 115.0 points per game, up from Philadelphia’s usual rate of 107.3. In the Philadelphia 76ers’ most recent game, Philadelphia took down Detroit by a score of 118-106.

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Individual Player Analysis

As Toronto travels to take on the Philadelphia 76ers, the Raptors’ leading scorer is Pascal Siakam. Through 69 games, Siakam is averaging 22 points. On the season, he has surpassed his season average in 51.0% of his games. Against the 76ers, Siakam will need to be on top of his game as Philadelphia is allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their average in 40.0% of their games, placing them in the top 10. On the other side, Joel Embiid leads the 76ers in scoring, averaging 30 points across his 70 games. Throughout the season, Embiid has outscored his season average in 53.0% of his outings. On the season, the Raptors have allowed their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 47.83% 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 110.1 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Philadelphia is winning at a rate of 72%. These wins 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 30 games as the better defensive team, picking up 20 wins.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers have met up for 4 games. In their last meeting, Toronto picked up a 119-114 win.

How the Public is Betting the Raptors vs 76ers

67% are betting the 76ers against the spread.

52% are wagering on the game to go over the posted total of 217.5

Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Raptors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss.
  • Raptors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss of more than 10 points.
  • 76ers are 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 after scoring 100 points or more in their previous game.
  • 76ers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

The Toronto Raptors kick off what should be an exciting first-round matchup between the Eastern Conference’s 4 and 5 seeds. Between the two teams, Toronto prefers to play at a faster tempo, ranking 4th in the NBA in field goal attempts per game. This is opposed to Philadelphia which is the slowest-paced team in the league, averaging just 84 possessions per contest. Even though the Sixers feature one of the top paint scorers in Joel Embiid, the team ranks just 24th in paint scoring. On the other side, the Raptors are the 7th best team at defending the paint. Look for this game to come down to the wire, with the Raptors covering the 4.5 point spread as underdogs. Note: It’s a great day to learn how you can start saving money every time you bet! (Costs you NOTHING!) Find out more about betting on games at reduced vig!

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