Last Updated Mar 20, 2022, 7:15 PM
Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers Predictions, Picks, Odds
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Regular-season NBA action will resume on Sunday night with a captivating Atlantic Division rivalry between the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers. Coverage begins from Wells Fargo Center in South Philly at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Sixers 116, Raptors 106
Sixers -5.5 (-110) at FanDuel
Raptors vs. Sixers Predictions
After finishing 12th in the East with a record of 27-45 SU last year, Toronto bounced back with a relatively solid start to the season, as the Raptors opened with a mediocre 23-23 SU and 25-21 ATS stretch – despite getting tagged as underdogs in 26 of those contests.
Toronto has played excellent since the closing days of January though, considering the Raptors boast records of 16-8 SU and 15-9 ATS across their last 24 games – while generating 112.6 OPPG and allowing just 110.5 DPPG during that timeframe.
On the other hand, Philadelphia posted a similarly pedestrian start to the season, as the Sixers kicked things off with a lackluster 16-16 SU and 13-18-1 ATS stretch – while averaging just 105.4 OPPG across that span.
Philadelphia has absolutely dominated since late December though, considering the Sixers enter Sunday riding an impressive 27-10 SU and 20-16-1 ATS run – while scoring 111.6 OPPG and allowing just 106.8 DPPG across that window.
I’ll back Philly here, as the Raptors are 8-8 SU and 7-9 ATS in their last 16 games, while tallying just 108.7 OPPG and allowing 109.7 DPPG during that timeframe – setting the stage for a tough road matchup against a Sixers squad that’s averaging 114.9 OPPG across their 8-3 SU run since James Harden’s debut.
Raptors vs. Sixers Betting Odds
Raptors vs. Sixers Betting Resources
- Matchup: Atlantic
- Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022
- Venue: Wells Fargo Center
- Location: Philadelphia, PA
- TV-Time: NBA League Pass - 8:30 p.m. ET
- Injury Report
Toronto Raptors Betting Analysis
- SU: 39-31
- ATS: 40-30
- O/U: 36-34
After last year’s disappointing 12th place showing (27-45 SU), Toronto jumped out to a surprisingly decent start to this season, as the Raptors opened with a modest 23-23 SU stretch – with ten of those SU victories coming in matchups they were underdogs in.
The Raptors quickly emerged as legitimate playoff contenders towards the end of January though, as Toronto boasts records of 16-8 SU and 15-9 ATS across their last 24 games – with 12 of those SU victories coming on the road.
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Analysis
- SU: 43-26
- ATS: 33-34-2
- O/U: 30-37-2
After earning the top spot in the East with a record of 49-23 SU last year, the Sixers stumbled out to a surprisingly mediocre start to this season, as Philadelphia went just 16-16 SU across their opening 32-game stretch – while tallying just 105.4 OPPG.
However, Joel Embiid single-handedly carried Philadelphia from the Holidays to the All-Star Break, considering the Sixers enter Sunday riding an impressive 27-10 SU stretch, propelled by Embiid averaging 32.6 PPG, 11.5 REB, 4.2 AST, and 1.4 BLK across that window.
Help has arrived in the form of Harden though, as Philadelphia acquired the ten-time All-Star from Brooklyn at the trade deadline, and he’s made an immediate impact, highlighted by the Beard averaging 22.9 PPG and 10.7 AST across the Sixers’ latest 8-3 SU stretch.
Raptors vs. Sixers Head-to-Head
The Sixers won two-of-three regular-season matchups against Toronto last year, with all three contests staying under the total at an average of 205.7 PPG. Toronto and Philly split their first two matchups of this season 1-1 SU though, with both contests soaring over the total at an average of 223.5 PPG.
Key Players to Watch
- TOR: Pascal Siakam - PF (21.9 PPG, 8.4 REB, 5.1 AST)
- TOR: Fred VanVleet - PG (21.1 PPG, 4.6 REB, 6.7 AST)
- PHI: Joel Embiid - C (30 PPG, 11.3 REB, 4.4 AST)
- PHI: James Harden - PG (22.6 PPG, 7.8 REB, 10.3 AST)
Raptors vs. Sixers Betting Conclusion
After having a five-game win streak snapped at home by the Lakers on Friday night (L, 128-123 OT), the Raptors hit the road for Sunday’s contest as moderate underdogs against the Sixers at Wells Fargo Center – marking the fourth time Toronto has been an underdog in their last eight games.
I’ll back Philadelphia here, as the Sixers are 8-3 SU and 5-5-1 ATS since Harden’s debut, while scoring 114.9 OPPG and allowing just 110.5 DPPG during that timeframe – likely presenting a difficult road task for a Raptors squad that’s averaging 108.7 OPPG across their latest 7-9 ATS skid.
Raptors vs. Sixers Betting Trends
- The Raptors are 5-1 ATS in their last six games.
- The total has gone UNDER in seven of the last ten Raptors' games.
- The Sixers are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games.
- The Sixers are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games against Toronto.
- The Sixers are 12-6 SU in their last 18 home games.