Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors.
Philadelphia. Wells Fargo Center Arena.
The Raptors won one of their two home games against the 76ers, and the playoff series is back in Philadelphia. Will the 76ers be able to make it to the 2nd round on their home court?Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
The 76ers have been playing with confidence so far in the playoffs, but they have enough problems at the moment. Joel Embiid was injured but opted not to have surgery on his thumb, which may affect the Cameroonian center's play. James Harden still can't take many shots, and now a lot depends on that same Embiid and Tyrese Maxey and Tobias Harris. After a good start to the playoffs, Maxey is not being given much of a turnaround, and Harris has also given up a bit. Matisse Thybulle missed the away games against the Raptors, but he's not as important in the postseason, as his playing time has been markedly reduced. In any case, the stats for the latest Philadelphia games are impressive. In 10 meetings, the team has won 8 games.
The Toronto Raptors have assembled a very decent starting five, but the quality of their bench leaves much to be desired. As a result, the club has found it harder to compete in the playoffs, and key players on the team have already departed in the course of the postseason. Scottie Barnes has recovered from his injury, but Fred VanVleet was injured the day before, and his participation in the game with Philadelphia is now questionable. As the series with the 76ers has progressed, the team has troubleshooting from long range: 33.6%, only 12th among the 16 teams in the playoffs.
Expert Betting Tips
Philadelphia were kept afloat in the last game only thanks to three-pointers. Their leaders can play better offensively, and their long-range shooting should be good, as the 76ers did not miss any open three-pointers in the last game. The 76ers will have an easier time attacking, but they are unlikely to improve on defense. Toronto still have a reserve to step up, but a lot will depend on whether or not VanVleet gets on the floor. I suggest betting on the following outcomes:
- Total Over 208.5 points for 1.66;
- Toronto handicap (+7.5) for 1.93;
- Toronto win including overtime for 3.78.
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