76ers vs. Raptors Prediction
Can the Toronto Raptors find a way past the Philadelphia 76ers when the two Eastern Conference foes meet up tonight at 7PM ET?
539 Philadelphia 76ers vs. 540 Toronto Raptors
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
7PM ET – Scotiabank Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, the Raptors are favored at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -6.5 points against Philadelphia. The over/under total for the game is listed at 217.5 points. The public betting currently has 64 percent going on Toronto as the home favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NBA Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Philly winning without Embiid
Philadelphia has been without its top player in Joel Embiid, but the 76ers have won four straight coming into tonight, covering the spread in three of the four wins. The 76ers are 29-16 on the season, 9-14 on the road, 19-22-4 against the spread and 23-21-1 with the under.
The 76ers are giving up just 105 points per game on defense this season while shooting 45.4 percent from the field. Offensively, Philly is putting up 108.7 points per contest while shooting 46.8 percent from the floor. The 76ers continue to be without Embiid, who is dealing with his hand injury. Embiid is averaging 23.4 points and 12.3 rebounds per game. Tobias Harris is leading the team right now with 19.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per contest, while Ben Simmons is putting up 16.0 points, 7.8 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game.
Raptors win four straight as well
Toronto is on a four-game win streak right now as well following a 122-117 win at Atlanta on Monday. Three of the four wins have come on the road. Toronto is now 29-14 on the season, 15-7 at home, 24-19 against the spread and 22-20-1 with the over.
The Raptors are putting up 112 points per game on offense this year while shooting 45.3 percent from the field. Toronto is giving up just 106.2 points per game while opponents shoot only 42.7 percent against them. Pascal Siakam is leading the team this season with 23.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per contest. Kyle Lowry is adding 20.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 7.6 assists per game.
NBA Betting Trends
The 76ers are 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games as an underdog and 1-6-1 ATS in their last eight road games.
The Raptors are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games following a win, but 22-7 ATS in their last 29 games playing on 1 day of rest.
The home team has won and covered in both meetings between these two. Each is coming in playing pretty well right now. Philly has struggled with good defensive team as of late, but as a whole they have been playing pretty well without Embiid. Still, their opponents haven’t been the best of the best. Toronto has beaten up on some bad competition as well, but the Raptors have scored at least 122 in four straight and their defense is good enough to force Philly into being an outside shooting team.
NBA Prediction: Toronto Raptors -6.5