Betting on today’s Raptors and 76ers game? Catch the action at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, as the 76ers hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on NBCS. The over/under for this game is set at 229.5 points, and the 76ers are the home favorites against the Raptors in a Atlantic division matchup.
TORONTO RAPTORS VS PHILADELPHIA 76ERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Toronto Raptors +8
This game will be played at Wells Fargo Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, December 22nd.
WHY BET THE TORONTO RAPTORS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 112-106 in favor of the 76ers.
- Our projections have Joel Embiid finishing with Joel Embiid points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists.
- From the field, we have the 76ers finishing with a field goal percentage of 51.2% and knocking down 11 threes.
Will Toronto Be The Talk of Wells Fargo Center?
In the Eastern Conference, the Raptors are in 12th place and are 5th in the Atlantic division. Overall, they are 11-16 and have gone 1-2 in their last three games.
So far, Toronto’s ATS record is below .500 at 13-14. When playing on the road, the Raptors hold an ATS record of 5-6 in contrast to a 8-8 record against the spread when playing at home.
In their latest game, the Raptors offense put up 104 points against the Nuggets. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 47.8% and made 9 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Pascal Siakam who comes into today’s matchup averaging 21. Scottie Barnes also heads into the game with a PPG average of 20.6.
At this time, the Raptors’ defense is positioned 17 in the NBA, permitting 114.1 points per game.
When it comes to defending inside the arc, the Raptors squad is permitting opposing teams to shoot at a clip of 54.5% inside the arc, and they’re also giving up 37.8% from downtown.
Is A Home Victory Likely for Favored Philadelphia?
Coming into today’s matchup vs. the Raptors, the 76ers are looking to stay above .500. Currently, they are 19-8 and are in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. In the Atlantic division, they are in 2nd place.
Currently, Philadelphia holds an above .500 ATS record of 20-7 so far this year. The 76ers maintain an ATS record of 9-3 on the road, while they have a 11-4 record vs. the spread when playing at home.
The 76ers’ offense finished with 127 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 122.3 points per contest. For the season, the 76ers offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NBA with a field goal percentage of 48%. So far, they have hit 54% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 12.1 made three’s per contest.
The 76ers’ defense is presently ranked 6 in the league, allowing an average of 111.0 points per contest.
In their previous matchup vs. the Timberwolves, the 76ers’ defense struggled, giving up a field goal percentage of 51% leading to 113 points.