Raptors vs 76ers Pick – Game 2 Predictions

by | Apr 18, 2022 | nba

Toronto Raptors (48-35 SU, 46-36-1 ATS) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (52-31 SU, 39-43-1 ATS)

When: Monday April 18 2022, 07:30 PM (ET)

Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

TV: TSN

Point Spread: TOR +7.5/PHI -7.5 (Opened PHI -6.5 Bovada - They offer a 50% bonus, rebates on ALL your bets, FAST BTC payouts and the best live betting platform on the web! What more could you ask for!)

Total: 217.5 (Opened at 220.5)

Money Line: Toronto Raptors 251/Philadelphia 76ers -330

Power Rating: PHI -7

Probable Starting Lineups

Toronto Raptors PG Fred VanVleet, SG Armoni Brooks, SF OG Anunoby, PF Pascal Siakam, C Precious Achiuwa

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

Key Injuries

Toronto Raptors
Thaddeus Young: Thumb (DOUBTFUL)
Khem Birch: Head (QUESTIONABLE)
Gary Trent Jr.: Illness (DOUBTFUL)
Scottie Barnes: Ankle (DOUBTFUL)

Philadelphia 76ers
Matisse Thybulle: Personal (PROBABLE)
Charles Bassey: Shoulder (OUT)
Jaden Springer: Knee (QUESTIONABLE)

The Philadelphia 76ers host the Toronto Raptors in an Eastern-Conference matchup. Tip-off is set for 07:30 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 24-18. 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 112.0 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 115.0 points per game, up from the Raptors’ usual rate of 107.4. In the Toronto Raptors’ most recent game, the team fell to Philadelphia by a score of 131-111.

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 25-17. The 76ers have played well over their last five games, picking up 4 wins. During this stretch, Philadelphia is averaging 125.0 points per game, 15.0 points more than their season average of 110.2. 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 116.0 points per game, up from Philadelphia’s usual rate of 107.4. In the Philadelphia 76ers’ most recent game, Philadelphia took down Toronto by a score of 131-111.

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. So far, the 76ers are allowing their opponent’s top scorer to surpass their season average in 50.0% of their games, placing them 15th among NBA defenses. On the other side, Joel Embiid leads the 76ers in scoring, averaging 30 points across his 71 games. Throughout the season, Embiid has outscored his season average in 52.0% of his outings. However, if he hopes to add to this total, Embiid will need to do so against a Raptors defense that has been tough on their opponent’s top scorers. So far, leading scores have surpassed their season average at a rate of just 42.86%. This figure is good for a rank of 5th in the league.

Matchup Analysis

The 76ers come into this game as the more efficient offensive team, averaging 110.4 points per 100 possessions. When playing as the superior offensive unit, Philadelphia is winning at a rate of 71%. 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 27 games as the better defensive team, picking up 18 wins.

The Historicals

Heading into today’s matchup, the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers have met up for 5 games. In their last meeting, Philadelphia picked up a 131-111 win.

How the Public is Betting the Raptors vs 76ers

67% are betting the Sixers against the spread.

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

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Raptors are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 125 points in their previous game.
  • Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss.
  • 76ers are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games after scoring more than 125 points in their previous game.
  • 76ers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall.

Joe’s Pick to Cover the Spread

The Philadelphia 76ers enter this matchup with a 1-0 lead, after a dominating performance in game 1. The Sixers have to feel good heading into game 2, as they only needed a 19 point effort from Joel Embiid to handle the Raptors. Instead, Tryese Maxey kicked off the playoffs with a 38-point performance. Although Raptors coach Nick Nurse is known for his ability to make playoff adjustments, I see the Sixers taking care of business once again. With the spread sitting 7.5 points in favor of Philadelphia, look for the 76ers to cover the spread. Bet your NBA playoffs picks for FREE by scoring a 100% bonus real cash bonus on your first deposit of $100 to $300 at MyBookie Sportsbook! (Must use bonus code PREDICT100).