In the Eastern Conference, the Heat, the Bucks, and the Celtics have advanced ahead and for the second round, the Bucks and the Celtics are going to battle it out. However, there remains one series yet to be determined as the Toronto Raptors will host the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference First Round. The 76ers lead by three-two and the Raptors responded in an emphatic manner as they beat the 76ers 103:88. So, how will they do here with the season on the line?Bet on Toronto Raptors-Philadelphia 76ers
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Total: Bookmakers from 22bet suggest that Total Over/Under 210.5 has the odds of 1.90. The series has been low scoring with the five games so far bringing the total of 242, 209, 205, 212, and 191. The style has been physical and just like most series in the Playoffs, the scoring has been down for both teams. I believe the total will this time around go “Over” 210.5 . (Total Over 210.5 for 1.90)
Player Props: Bookmakers at bet365 predict odds of 1.86 for OG Anunoby going Over 17.5 Points here(At least 18 points). Anunoby has scored 16, 11, 26, 26, 20 in the last five games. He is shooting around 50% from the field and if Fred Van Vleet misses the game that he most likely will.. I believe he will be getting a ton of touches and will go past 18 points.. (Player Props: Player Points: OG Anunoby Over 17.5 for 1.86)
Handicap: Bookmakers at 1xbet see the 76ers as the favorites here but with the odds of 1.85 which means they are predicting a close fight. Although the Raptors have won the last two games, they are still down two-three and the 76ers will look to close it out here. However, I see the Raptors forcing a Game 7 and will take the handicap of -2.5. The pick is 63% risky. (Handicap 1 -2.5 for 2.32).
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Philly has had a couple of tough shooting games and they were under 40% in the last game while not even touching the 30% mark from beyond the arc. James Harden has shot around 35% for most of the games and he hasn’t hit a rhythm since the beginning of the season. Even Maxey has cooled off a bit and the physical Raptors defense finally seems to be taking a toll. Tobias Harris has done a great job as a rebounder while his scoring has been above average too. Danny Green has been doing his thing as a scorer and defender and his increased output is one of the reasons why the team is up three-two. The bench of the 76ers remain thin but the team will still be confident as they just need to win one here.
The Raptors have picked up the slack on the defensive end, their perimeter defense has kept Harden and Maxey quiet while the hand injury of Embiid coupled with the concentrated double-teaming has given the Raps much-needed rhythm. With Fred Van Vleet’s injury, the onus is on Pascal Siakam who has scored 20 or more in four of the five games and he may be up for another big night. The return of Rookie of the Year Scottie Barnes has been highly influential in the last two games, thanks to his superb all-around game. Gary Trent continues to provide elite defense and he is surely due a big offensive game here. OG Anunoby has become a reliable scoring option while the biggest surprise has been Precious Achiuwa whose high-yielding ways have been one of the reasons why the Raptors are still in play.
Raptors vs 76ers: possible lineups
- 76ers most likely starting five: PG: James Harden | G: Tyrese Maxey | SF: Danny Green| PF: Tobias Harris | C: Joel Embiid;
- Key Bench Players: Shake Milton, Georges Niang.
- Raptors most likely starting five: PG: Gary Trent Jr. | SF: OG Anunoby | | SF: Scottie Barnes | F: Pascal Siakam | C: Khem Birch;
- Key Bench Player: Precious Achiuwa.