Raptors vs. Sizers Prediction
Are the Toronto Raptors a safe bet to cover the point spread on Monday afternoon when they visit the Philadelphia 76ers at 1:00 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Toronto. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Raptors are 1.5-point road favorites to beat the host 76ers, who opened as 1-point home underdogs. The total, meanwhile, currently sits at 219 points after the number hit the board at 217.
Who Public Bettors Like: Toronto. As of Monday morning, 62% of the betting tickets and 68% of the money are on the Raptors to cover the spread.
Injury Report: Kyle Lowry is probable to suit up for the Raptors this afternoon despite dealing with a back injury. On the other side, Markelle Fultz is out for the Sixers due to a shoulder injury but Amir Johnson (illness) is probable.
Who We Like: Toronto. The Raptors are 10-2 against the spread in their last 12 games against the 76ers and are 26-10-2 at the betting window in their last 38 games in Philadelphia. The favorite, meanwhile, has cashed in 19 of the last 26 meetings between these two teams.
The Raptors are also a perfect 8-0 against the spread in their last eight games playing on one day of rest and are 8-2 against the number in their last 10 games after allowing 100 points or more in their previous game. They're 8-3 at the betting window in their last 11 conference games as well.
On the other side, the Sixers are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight home games, are winless at 0-5 against the number in their last five games coming off a double-digit loss at home, and are 3-8 at the betting window in their last 11 conference matchups.
MONDAY NBA PREDICTION: TORONTO RAPTORS -1.5