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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors Predictions, Picks Odds

First Round NBA Playoff action will resume on Wednesday night with a critical Game 3 between Atlantic Division rivals in the Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors. Coverage begins from Toronto's Scotiabank Center at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBA TV.

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Score Prediction

Sixers 114, Raptors 106

Best Bets

Sixers -1.5 (-110) at Caesars

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 played excellent down the stretch, 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 stretch – while averaging just 105.4 OPPG during that span.

The Sixers have dominated since late December though, considering Philadelphia enters Game 3 riding a sturdy 37-15 SU and 26-25-1 ATS run – while tallying 113.2 OPPG and allowing just 107.7 DPPG across that window.

I’ll back Philly here, as Toronto is 3-4 SU and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games, while scoring just 109.3 OPPG and surrendering 114.1 DPPG during that span – setting the stage for another unfavorable matchup against a Sixers squad that’s averaging 116.4 OPPG across their 18-8 SU run since the addition of James Harden.

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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors Betting Odds

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Philadelphia 76ers Betting Analysis

  • SU: 53-31
  • ATS: 39-43-2
  • O/U: 39-42-3

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 Philly 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 PPG and 10.5 AST across the Sixers’ 18-8 SU stretch since his debut.

Toronto Raptors Betting Analysis

  • SU: 48-36
  • ATS: 47-37
  • O/U: 42-42

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.

Toronto has looked like a completely different squad since January though, considering the Raptors enter Game 3 riding a sturdy 25-13 SU and 22-16 ATS stretch – with over half of those SU victories coming away from Scotiabank Arena (13).

The total has gone OVER in four of the last six matchups between the Sixers and Raptors. (Getty Images)

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. The Raptors went 3-1 SU against Philly this season though, with three of those matchups cruising over the total at an average of 226.7 PPG – while the other stayed well under with a score of 93-88 (U 219). 

However, the Sixers spanked Toronto by 15+ PTS in the opening two matchups of this series, with Game 1 soaring over the total at a score of 131-111 (O 215.5), while Game 2 stayed under with a score of 112-97 (U 217).

Key Players to Watch

  • PHI: Joel Embiid - C (30.6 PPG, 11.7 REB, 4.2 AST)
  • PHI: James Harden - PG (22 PPG, 7.7 REB, 10.3 AST)
  • 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)

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors Betting Conclusion

After stomping Toronto by 15+ PTS in back-to-back home matchups to open their postseason campaign, the Sixers hit the road for Wednesday’s Game 3 as short favorites over the Raptors at Scotiabank Arena – which is easily the shortest number Philly has been favored by in this series. 

I’ll back the Sixers here, as Toronto’s frontcourt lacks the size and defensive tenacity necessary to compete with Philly down low, especially without Scottie Barnes at full strength, so laying points with Doc Rivers’ squad is probably your best bet for the remainder of this series.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors Betting Trends

  • The total has gone OVER in five of the last six Sixers' games.
  • The Raptors are 1-4 ATS in their last five games
  • The Sixers are 2-4 ATS in their last six matchups against Toronto.
  • The total has gone OVER in four of the last six matchups between the Sixers and Raptors.
  • The Raptors are 7-1 SU in their last eight home games.
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