76ers vs. Raptors Prediction
The Raptors are only laying 1.5 points to the visiting 76ers on Thursday night in Toronto at 7:30 p.m. ET. Will Toronto cover as home chalk or is there a better option on the board when it comes to this matchup?
505 Philadelphia 76ers (+1.5) at 506 Toronto Raptors (-1.5); o/u 218
7:30 p.m. ET, Thursday, April 7, 2022
Venue: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON
Philadelphia 76ers DFS Notes
Matisse Thybulle is listed as “ineligible to play” on Philly’s injury report for Thursday’s game against the Raptors. That’s about all we know for sure right now, but one has to wonder if the reason he can’t play is due to the vaccine mandate in Canada. If Thybulle is unvaccinated, he’s not allowed to enter Canada at all, and this could become a huge issue if the Raptors play the 76ers in the first round of the playoffs, which is how it would be if the postseason started today. Once again, this is all speculative, but we’re bound to get more info if these two teams actually do meet in the first round.
Toronto Raptors DFS Notes
Pascal Siakam hit 12-of-23 shots and a 3-pointer for 31 points, 13 rebounds, six assists, a steal and a block with zero turnovers in 40 minutes of Tuesday's 118-108 win over the Hawks. That locks the Raptors into the Top 6 in the East and a regular playoff series once the play-ins are decided. Scottie Barnes double-doubled, Fred VanVleet just missed one and Chris Boucher got loose off the bench for 18 points, seven rebounds, three triples and a steal in 22 minutes. The Raptors are still battling with the Bulls to see who will be the No. 5 and 6 seeds so there's a chance they keep playing their studs until the end of the season. The Raptors currently hold a 1/2 game lead on Chicago, sitting as the No. 5 seed.
76ers vs. Raptors NBA Betting Prediction
The under is 12-5-1 in the last 18 meetings between these two teams and is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Toronto. The under is also 16-5 in the Sixers’ last 21 games as a road underdog, is 3-1-1 in their last five road games and is 6-2-1 in their last nine games when facing an opponent that owns a winning record. On the other side, the under is 13-5 in the Raptors’ last 18 games when favored, is 13-5 in their last 18 games when their opponent allowed 100 points or more in its previous game and is 13-6 in their last 19 games overall.
NBA BETTING PREDICTION: 76ERS/RAPTORS UNDER 218