Last Updated Apr 24, 2022, 19:13 PM
Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers Predictions, Picks, Odds
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First Round NBA Playoff action will resume on Monday night with a Game 2 between Atlantic Division rivals in the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers. Coverage begins from Wells Fargo Center in South Philly at 7:30 p.m. ET on TNT.
Sixers 116, Raptors 108
Over 217.5 (-110) at Caesars
Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers 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 played excellent since the closing days of January, considering the Raptors closed out the regular season with a red-hot 25-11 SU and 22-14 ATS stretch – while scoring 112.2 OPPG and allowing just 108.3 DPPG during that timeframe.
On the other hand, Philadelphia stumbled out to a surprisingly slow start to the season, as the Sixers kicked things off with a lackluster 16-16 SU and 13-18-1 ATS skid – while averaging just 105.4 OPPG across that window.
The Sixers have dominated since late December though, considering Philadelphia enters Game 2 riding a sturdy 36-15 SU and 25-25-1 ATS stretch – while tallying 113.3 OPPG and allowing just 107.9 DPPG across that window.
I’ll take the over here, as Toronto had nothing for the Sixers defensively in Game 1, as Philly erupted for 131 PTS on 51% FG and 50% 3FG behind a stellar 38-point performance from Tyrese Maxey (131-115, O 215.5) – setting the stage for another relatively high-scoring battle between a Raptors squad that’s averaging 114.1 OPPG across their latest 7-3 SU stretch, and a Sixers squad that’s averaging 120.4 OPPG across their latest 8-4 SU stretch.
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Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers Betting Odds
Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers Betting Resources
- Matchup: Atlantic
- Date: Monday, April 18
- Venue: Wells Fargo Center
- Location: Philadelphia, PA
- TV-Time: TNT - 7:30 p.m. ET
- Injury Report
- NBA Playoff Betting Central
Toronto Raptors Betting Analysis
- SU: 48-35
- ATS: 47-36
- O/U: 42-41
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 – while getting tagged as underdogs in 26 of those contests.
The Raptors have looked like a completely different squad since January though, considering Toronto enters Game 2 riding a sturdy 25-12 SU and 22-15 ATS stretch – with over half of those SU victories coming away from Scotiabank Arena (13).
Philadelphia 76ers Betting Analysis
- SU: 52-31
- ATS: 39-43-1
- O/U: 40-41-2
After finishing first in the East with a record of 49-23 SU last year, the Sixers posted a surprisingly lackluster start to this season, as Philadelphia went just 16-16 SU across their opening 32-game stretch – while averaging just 105.4 OPPG across that window.
However, Joel Embiid single-handedly carried the Sixers through the winter months, considering Philadelphia closed out the regular season with a solid 35-15 SU and 25-24-1 ATS run- propelled by Embiid averaging 32.5 PPG, 11.6 REB, 4.2 AST, and 1.5 BLK during that timeframe.
Fortunately, 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 making an immediate impact, highlighted by the Beard averaging 21 PPG and 10.5 AST across the Sixers’ 17-8 SU stretch since his debut.
Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers 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 went 3-1 SU against Philly this season, with three of those matchups cruising over the total at an average of 226.7 PPG – while one event stayed well under with a score of 93-88 (U 219). The most recent matchup between Toronto and Philly was Saturday’s first-round series-opener though, which resulted in a blowout victory for the Sixers (131-111, O 215.5).
Key Players to Watch
- TOR: Pascal Siakam - PF (22.8 PPG, 8.5 REB, 5.3 AST)
- TOR: Fred VanVleet - PG (20.3 PPG, 4.4 REB, 6.7 AST)
- PHI: Joel Embiid - C (30.6 PPG, 11.7 REB, 4.2 AST)
- PHI: James Harden - PG (22.7 PPG, 7.7 REB, 10.3 AST)
Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers Betting Conclusion
After stomping Toronto at home in Saturday’s series-opener (W, 131-111), the Sixers enter Tuesday’s Game 2 as generous home favorites over the Raptors at Wells Fargo Center – marking the third time Toronto has been an underdog across their last five contests.
I’ll take the over here, as the Sixers are 17-8 SU and 10-14-1 ATS since Harden’s debut, while tallying 116.4 OPPG and surrendering 110.6 DPPG during that that span – setting the stage for a relatively high-scoring battle against a Raptors squad that’s averaging 114.3 OPPG across their latest 7-3 SU stretch.
Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers Betting Trends
- The Raptors are 2-4 ATS in their last six games.
- The Sixers are 3-7 ATS in their last ten games.
- The total has gone OVER in four of the last six Raptors' games.
- The total has gone OVER in five straight Sixers' games.
- The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last five matchups against Philadelphia.
- The total has gone OVER in four of the last five matchups between the Sixers and Raptors.