76ers vs. Raptors Prediction
Will the 76ers' struggles against the Raptors in Toronto continue this evening when teams square off at 6:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Raptors are now 10.5-point home favorites versus the 76ers, who opened as 12.5-point road underdogs. As for the total, the number hit the board at 212.5 but has been bet down to 211.5.
Robert Covington will miss the rest of the season for the Sixers after an MRI revealed a slight tear of the lateral meniscus. It's the same injury that ended Joel Embiid's season. Speaking of injured Philadelphia players, Jahlil Okafor has also been ruled out for the rest of the year due to a troublesome right knee injury.
Meanwhile, DeMar DeRozan continues to carry the Raptors, who have now won seven of their last 10 games. DeRozan scored 40 points during a 111-100 win over the Pacers on Friday night, adding nine rebounds, four assists, one steal and three 3-pointers in 38 minutes of play. He has Vince Carter's single-season franchise record with his 30th 30-point game of the season.
OUR PREDICTION: The 76ers have struggled to cover against the Raptors and in Toronto. They're just 1-7 against the number in their last eight games against the Raptors and are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games in Toronto. The favorite in this series has also cashed in seven of the last eight meetings between these two teams.
NBA SUNDAY PREDICTION: TORONTO RAPTORS -10.5