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Last Updated Nov 11, 2021, 15:00 PM

Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers Predictions, Odds, Picks

Nov. 11, 2021
Eytan Shander
VI Betting Expert
VegasInsider.com

The Sixers are finding life to be hard without Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris, as they try and avoid a third straight loss. The Raptors are healthy and looking to move about .500 on the season. The two teams will tip Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. ET on NBATV in South Philadelphia.

Score Prediction

Raptors 98, 76ers 93

Best Bets

Raptors +2

Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers Predictions

Neither of these teams are on fire by any means, as both come in riding losing streaks. Much like we saw against the Bucks, the Sixers are so shorthanded they provide opportunities for their opponents.

Toronto may have dropped three straight coming into this game, but take on a far lesser opponent without Embiid, Harris, Ben Simmons, Matisse Thybulle, and possibly Seth Curry. At this point, Tyrese Maxey is the only regular starter slated to go for Philadelphia. The Raptors have three different levels of attack on offense they can utilize against the Sixers, from Fred VanVleet to Pascal Siakam to OG Anunoby up front. Andre Drummond may grab a ton of rebounds, but he won’t stop the Raptors.

The Raptors couldn’t even hit 90 points in their loss Wednesday night to the Celtics. Rookie Scottie Barnes led the way but was the only Raptors player to hit 20 points. Siakam just returned from off-season shoulder injury, so he is expected to sit Thursday night, along with Curry on the Sixers. Both of these team are struggling at the moment but for different reasons, the starters on Toronto should be able to get by a mostly-bench lineup for Philadelphia.

Toronto has one thing going for them right now amidst a three-game losing streak; they aren’t good enough to take anyone lightly – including this Sixers team. The stats are a little off for the Sixers as a team – since they’ve been down five to six impact players over the past week to ten days.

Toronto is also one of the best teams ATS on the road this year and will rely on Anunoby and VanVleet to continue to pace the league’s second-best defense. Without true scoring power on the other side, the Sixers will find it way more difficult against Toronto’s defense. The Raptors are only allowing 102 PPG and the Sixers are slipping without major starters on the floor.

Maxey is taking full advantage of the giant void left by other starters out with COVID. He’s gotten some help from role-players like Georges Niang and Drummond, but they’ve just fallen short to better teams. The fight is still there, they gave Milwaukee more trouble than Toronto gave Boston, but they just don’t have enough offense to compliment the one remaining player having a great night.

Drummond is fine defensively, and can dominate on the boards, but he’s no Embiid. They also don’t have Harris on the wing and able to help defend anyone at the four. Paul Reed did an admirable job but he’s fresh off the G-League last year.

Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers Betting Odds

Odds Provided by DraftKings - Subject to Change

  • Raptors +115
  • 76ers -135
  • Raptors +2 (-110)
  • 76ers -2 (-110)
  • Over 213.5 (-110)
  • Under 213.5 (-110)

Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Atlantic
  • Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021
  • Venue: Wells Fargo Center
  • Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • TV-Time: NBATV - 7:00 p.m. ET



Toronto Raptors Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 6-6
  • ATS: 5-7
  • O/U: 5-7

The Raptors are led in scoring by Anunoby at 20.2 PPG and 5.8 RPG, he’s shooting just under 42 percent from the floor. VanVleet and Barnes are behind OG, as VanVleet is just under 19 PPG and Barnes is at 16.6 PPG. The rookie adds 8.7 RPG, and VanVleet has 5.1 RPG and a team- leading 7.2 APG. Gary Trent Jr is one of the league-leaders in steals, adding 15.2 PPG. Precious Achiuwa is right behind Barnes averaging 8.6 RPG.

Philadelphia 76ers Betting Analysis

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 8-4
  • ATS: 7-5
  • O/U: 4-8

Things have drastically shifted for the Sixers due to injury as their top three scorers are expected to sit. Embiid leads the team with 21.4 PPG, adding 9.4 RPG and 4 APG. Harris is just under 20 PPG with 9 RPG. Curry is just under 17 PPG shooting 58 percent from the floor. Maxey has been impressive with other starters being out, as he’s adding 16 PPG off 49 percent shooting. Niang bumped his scoring up as has Furkan Korkmaz, each in the 12 PPG range. Drummond leads the team in rebounding with 11.1 RPG.

Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers Head-to-Head

The first matchup between these two teams will be Thursday night in Philadelphia. The Sixers dropped their second straight losing to the Bucks on Tuesday, and the Raptors lost their third straight as they fell Wednesday night in Boston.

Key Players to Watch

  • TOR: Scottie Barnes - SF (17 ppg, 8.5 rpg)
  • TOR: OG Anunoby - SF (19.7 ppg, 5.8 rpg)
  • PHI: Tyrese Maxey - PG (15.8 ppg, 4.7 apg)
  • PHI: Georges Niang - F (12.9 ppg)

Injuries

  • TOR: Khem Birch - C (Out)
  • TOR: Yuta Watanabe - SF (Out)
  • PHI: Joel Embiid - C (Out)
  • PHI: Ben Simmons - PG (Out)
  • PHI: Tobias Harris - PF (Out)
  • PHI: Matisse Thybulle - SG (Out)
  • PHI: Seth Curry - SG (DTD)

Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers Betting Conclusion

The Raptors had one of the best road records ATS in the NBA, even after dropping one to the Celtics. The Sixers numbers look different because of how many players remain out. They have dropped two straight and aren’t covering spreads as favorites. Toronto won four straight games on the road before losing in Boston, and is covering a nice six-game stretch on the road vs favorites. The data says Toronto as does the injury report.

Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends

  • Toronto has covered the spread in six straight road games when facing a team with a winning record.
  • Toronto has won four of its last five road games.
  • Philadelphia has gone UNDER the point total in eight of its last 10 home games.


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