Toronto Raptors (24-9) vs Philadelphia 76ers (21-12 )Date : 12/22/2018
Time : 7:30 PM ET
Location : Wells Fargo Center
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers
The Sixers will welcome the Raptors to Wells Fargo Center as they are coming off a win against the Knicks while the Raptors are coming off a win against the Cavs. Game tips off at 7:30 PM ET
Toronto Raptors's Latest Performance :
The Raptors are coming off a comfortable win against the Cavs. The Raptors were able to get the job done despite missing some of their key players because of injuries. The Raptors are a great regular season team no question about that. All they need to do now is find a winning line up that will be able to take them over the hump. Kawhi has shown leadership on this Raptors team since coming over from the Spurs and will be looking forward to the challenge playing against the Sixers. The Raptors rotational players will have to step it up because the team will need their production as most of the team starters are dealing with injuries. For the Raptors to come out on top in this game Kawhi will have to carry them the entire way.
Philadelphia 76ers's Latest Performance :
The Sixers are coming off a blowout win against the Knicks in their last game. The team shot 53.4 percent for the night, and was excellent from behind the arc, converting 15 of 30 3-point attempts. Simmons notched another triple-double he finished with 13 points, 11 rebound, and 10 assists. It was his fourth triple-double of the season. Joel Embiid led the Sixers with 24 points on 10-for-17 shooting from the floor. He also brought down 10 rebounds for his NBA-best 28th double-double of the year. The surprise of the night came from rookie Shamet as scored a career-high 17 points he shot 6-for-10 including four threes. The Sixers might have found another shooter on the team as they start to build for the postseason. Playing against the Raptors, the Sixers will have Bulter to match up against the Kawhi in this game. He is also no longer on minutes restriction so we should see him go neck-to-neck with Kawhi all game long.
How Toronto Raptors & Philadelphia 76ers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
76ers are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
Raptors are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 games playing on 0 days rest.
Against The Spread Selection: Philadelphia 76ers
My reason for the pick :
Go with the Sixers in this game as they have the best home record this season they are currently 15-3. The Raptors will be short-handed as Kawhi won’t be able to carry this Raptors team by himself with all his starters being out injured. The Sixers should cover the spread at home in this game.
Betting trends for Toronto Raptors:
- Raptors are 36-16 ATS in their last 52 vs. NBA Atlantic.
Betting trends for Philadelphia 76ers:
- 76ers are 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games playing on 2 days rest.