Last Updated Apr 08, 2022, 4:39 PM
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors Predictions, Picks, Odds
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Regular-season NBA action will resume on Thursday night with an Atlantic Division showdown between the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors. Coverage begins from Scotiabank Arena in Toronto at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Sixers 116, Raptors 108
Sixers +1.5 (-110) at BetMGM
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors Predictions
After finishing 12th in the East with a record of 27-45 SU last year, Toronto bounced back with a surprisingly strong start to this season, as the Raptors opened with a modest 23-23 SU and 25-21 ATS stretch – despite getting tagged as underdogs in 26 of those contests.
However, Toronto has significantly cranked up the heat since the closing days of January January, considering the Raptors enter Thursday riding a sturdy 23-10 SU and 21-12 ATS stretch – while tallying 112.4 OPPG and allowing just 108 DPPG during that timeframe.
On the other hand, Philadelphia stumbled out to a surprisingly mediocre start to the season, as the Sixersopened with a lackluster 16-16 SU and 13-18-1 ATS stretch – while scoring just 105.4 OPPG during that span.
Philadelphia has absolutely dominated since late December though, considering the Sixers boast impressive records of 33-14 SU and 23-23-1 ATS across their last 47 games – while scoring 112.3 OPPG and surrendering just 107.3 DPPG across that window.
I’ll back Philadelphia here, as the Raptors are 12-3 SU and 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games, while tallying 114.1 OPPG and surrendering 105.5 DPPG during that span – setting the stage for a competitve battle against a Sixers squad that’s averaging 114.9 OPPG across their latest 8-4 SU stretch.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors Betting Odds
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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors Betting Resources
- Matchup: Atlantic
- Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022
- Venue: Scotiabank Arena
- Location: Toronto, Ontario
- TV-Time: NBA League Pass - 7:30 p.m. ET
- Injury Report
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Analysis
- SU: 49-30
- ATS: 36-41-2
- O/U: 35-41-3
After finishing first in the East with a record of 49-23 SU last year, the Sixers posted a surprisingly underwhelming start to this season, as Philadelphia went just 16-16 SU across their opening 32-game stretch – while averaging just 105.4 OPPG during that span.
Joel Embiid single-handedly carried Philadelphia from December to the trade deadline though, considering the Sixers enter Thursday riding an impressive 33-14 SU and 23-23-1 ATS run, propelled by Embiid averaging 32.5 PPG, 11.6 REB, 4.2 AST, and 1.5 BLK across that window.
However, help has arrived in the form of James Harden, 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 21.4 PPG and 10.1 AST across the Sixers’ latest 14-7 SU stretch.
Toronto Raptors Betting Analysis
- SU: 46-33
- ATS: 46-33
- O/U: 39-40
After last year’s disappointing 12th place showing, Toronto bounced back with a surprisingly decent start to this season, as the Raptors opened with a modest 23-23 SU and 25-21 ATS stretch – despite getting tagged as underdogs in 26 of those contests.
However, the Raptors emerged as legitimate playoff contenders in January and still haven’t slowed down, considering Toronto enters Thursday riding a sturdy 23-10 SU and 21-12 ATS stretch – with over half of those SU victories coming away from Scotiabank Arena (13).
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors 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. However, Toronto is 2-1 SU against Philadelphia this season, with their first two meetings going over the total at an average of 223.5 PPG – while their most recent matchup stayed well under with a score of 93-88 (U 219).
Key Players to Watch
- PHI: Joel Embiid - C (30.4 PPG, 11.6 REB, 4.2 AST)
- PHI: James Harden - PG (22.2 PPG, 7.8 REB, 10.1 AST)
- TOR: Pascal Siakam - PF (22.5 PPG, 8.5 REB, 5.2 AST)
- TOR: Scottie Barnes - PF (15.5 PPG, 7.6 REB, 3.5 AST)
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors Betting Conclusion
After extending their win streak to three games with a road victory over the Pacers on Tuesday night (W, 131-122), the Sixers hit the road again for Thursday’s contest as short underdogs against the Raptors at Scotiabank Arena – marking the fifth time Philadelphia has been an underdog since Harden’s debut.
I’ll back Philly here, as the Sixers are 8-4 SU and 5-7 ATS in their last 12 games, while tallying 114.9 OPPG and surrendering 109.2 DPPG during that span – setting the stage for a relatively fast-paced event against a Raptors squad that’s averaging 114.1 OPPG across their latest 12-3 SU run.
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
- The Sixers are 1-5 ATS in their last six games.
- The Raptors are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games.
- The total has gone OVER in six of the last nine Sixers' games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 13 of the last 19 Raptors' games.
- The Sixers are 1-4 ATS in their last five matchups against Toronto.
- The total has gone UNDER in 12 of the last 18 matchups between the Sixers and Raptors.