On Thursday, the Toronto Raptors (2-3) will meet the Philadelphia 76ers (3-2) in Game 6 of the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET at Scotiabank Arena. We examine the Raptors vs. 76ers odds and lines in order to satisfy professional NBA selections, projections, and bets.
The Raptors are playing as if they want to be the first team in history to overcome a 3-0 hole. Following blowouts in Games 1 and 2, the Raptors have undoubtedly been the superior team in the following three games.
They did blow a late-game lead in Game 3, falling 104-101 on a game-winning three-pointer by C Joel Embiid. The Raptors won Game 5 by 15 points, keeping the 76ers to 88 points.
Toronto had just three offensive rebounds, indicating that their No. 2-ranked offensive rebounding has yet to be shown in this series. Pascal Siakam leads the way for Toronto, scoring 22.6 points per game.
On account that G Tyrese Maxey went off in sport 1 and Embiid went off for 31 in sport 2, the 76ers were pent up, scoring less than 105 in three consecutive games. The Philadelphia 76ers are led with the aid of Embiid’s 24. 8 points in keeping with the game average.
76ers at Raptors odds and lines
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- Money line: 76ers -125 (bet 125 to win 100) | Raptors +102 (bet 100 to win 102)
- Against the spread (ATS): 76ers -1.5 (-110) | Raptors +1.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 210.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)
76ers at Raptors key injuries
- G Fred VanVleet (hip) doubtful
- C Joel Embiid (thumb) available
- F Matisse Thybulle (ineligible) out
76ers at Raptors picks and predictions
Raptors 104, 76ers 102
BET RAPTORS +102.
For three games in a row, the Raptors have been the superior team. They defeated the Sixers by 15 points on the road in Game 5, and they’re beginning to figure out this Philly club.
Maxey has also cooled down somewhat after his spectacular 38-point Game 1 performance, shooting only 5-for-14 and scoring 12 points in Game 5. In addition, VanVleet’s absence will provide extra opportunities for Raptors G Gary Trent Jr., who is averaging 14.6 points per game.
The Raptors have only grabbed 9 offensive boards per game this series after averaging 13.4 in the regular season. They’ll be considerably more difficult to subdue once they come to life on the glass.
Finally, as a home favorite, Toronto was 17-16 against the spread (ATS), while Philadelphia was 12-14-1 ATS as a road underdog. Given the razor-thin margin, they seem significant and to Toronto’s advantage.
Against the spread
I prefer the Raptors money line to earn one point on the spread, particularly with the money line’s plus-money odds. Furthermore, the Raptors have only lost two games this season by a single point.
LEAN to the UNDER 210.5 (-112).
The Under is 4-1 in this series, and even though this one is the lowest, it still seems to be the superior choice. A team has failed to score 100 points in two of the five games.
Even at this series’ lowest total, the Under would still be 3-2. The Under was the stronger choice for both teams this season, with Toronto going 42-45 O/U and Philadelphia going 39-45-3 O/U.
The Sixers are 6th in the playoffs in terms of the percentage of field goals but are ranked 16th in the field goal attempts. The Raptors, on the other hand, are 9th in shooting and 5th in the attempt.
Finally, this has been the second-slowest series in the playoffs, which counts a lot when betting on the aggregate total. While I like Toronto ML, the UNDER 210.5 (-112) is also a good pick.
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