Philadelphia 76ers (4-3) vs Toronto Raptors (6-1)Date : 10/30/2018
Time : 7:30 PM ET
Location : Scotiabank Arena
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors
The Raptors return home to Scotiabank Arena for a game to take on the 76ers the Raptors are coming off their first loss of the season against the Bucks while the 76ers were able to take down the Hawks in their last game. Game tips off at 7:30 PM ET.
Philadelphia 76ers's Latest Performance :
The 76ers are riding a two-game winning streak as they will take on the Raptors on the road. They are coming off a blow out victory against the Hawks. Philly came out storming in the 3rd quarter as they dropped 31 compared to the Hawks 13 the game was pretty much over when the 4th quarter came around. Leading the way for the Sixers, as usual, was Ben Simmons he finished an assist shy of a triple-double. He ended the game with a season-high 21 points scoring 15 points in the 3rd quarter alone. He has been inconsistent from the free throw line, shooting just 56% on the season, but went 5-of-5 tonight. Markelle Fultz scored a career-high 16 points. He operates better with the ball in his hand not when TJ and Simmons are on the floor it will be something the Sixers should figure out. Joel Embiid scored a season-low ten points but his offense wasn’t really needed because the game was already out of reach. He should be good to go against the Raptors on the road.
Toronto Raptors's Latest Performance :
The Raptors are coming off their first loss of the season against the Bucks but they were without their best player Kawhi despite the loss there were still a lot of positives to take out of this game. Serge Ibaka went off for a season-high 30 points finishing 12-of-21 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line. He was one point shy of his career-high, taking on an expanded role on offense with Kawhi Leonard resting. He will face a tough challenge next as he will take on Emiid and the 76ers. Pascal Siakam broke out for a career-high 22 points, He has now started six out of seven games for the Raptors. Kawhi should be well-rested and good to go against the 76ers. The Raptors are off to a flying start in the season and look even stronger when Kawhi is on the floor. Kawhi should have a good game against the 76ers.
How Philadelphia 76ers & Toronto Raptors Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Raptors are 25-10 ATS in their last 35 vs. NBA Atlantic.
76ers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. NBA Atlantic.
Against The Spread Selection: Philadelphia 76ers +6.5
My reason for the pick :
This game will go down to the wire with the Raptors coming up on top but the spread is too good not to pick as the Raptors should be able to win by only 4-5 points. Kawhi will have a good game after returning from his rest the Raptors are still undefeated when Kawhi plays this season. For the 76ers Emiid and Simmons will continue to do their thing but the Raptors defense will prove to be too much for them in this one.
Betting trends for Philadelphia 76ers:
- 76ers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
Betting trends for Toronto Raptors:
- Raptors are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games.