76ers vs. Raptors Wednesday Prediction
One of the better matchups on Wednesday’s NBA schedule is in Toronto where the Raptors will host the Philadelphia 76ers at 8:00 p.m. ET. Will the Raptors cover the spread as a 6-point favorite?
8:00 p.m. ET, Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sportsbook BetNow.eu, the Raptors are 6-point favorites to beat the 76ers. The total, meanwhile, sits at 229 points and as of this writing, 67% of the public betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Raptors to cover the point spread.
Philadelphia 76ers Fantasy Spin
Markelle Fultz has been diagnosed with Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, according to his agent, Raymond Brothers. TOS, for short, affects nerves between the neck and shoulder resulting in abnormal functional movement and range of motion, which obviously affects Fultz' ability to shoot a basketball. It's a treatable injury, but the fact that something was discovered here after the 76ers' medical staff had deemed Fultz healthy could cause irreparable harm to their relationship. The 76ers are listing him as "out indefinitely," but there's reportedly some optimism that he can return in 3-6 weeks, depending on how he responds to treatment.
Toronto Raptors Fantasy Spin
Kyle Lowry (back) hit just 1-of-7 shots in his return to action on Monday vs. the Nuggets, finishing with five points, 11 assists, three boards, one steal, three blocks and one triple in 34 minutes. He only had two free throws and was settling for outside shots with six attempts from deep. Maybe his back was limiting him, but the Toronto reporters made it sound like Lowry was simply rested vs. the Cavaliers. Either way, we'd expect to see a much different Lowry in Wednesday's showdown vs. the 76ers.
NBA Betting Trends
The 76ers are 19-7 against the spread in their last 26 games playing on two days of rest.
The Raptors have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games overall and are 1-5 against the number in their last six home games.
The 76ers are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games versus the Raptors and have failed to cover in six of their last seven trips to Toronto. Meanwhile, the favorite in this series is 19-7 against the number in the last 26 meetings and the home team is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings. The Sixers are a dismal 3-11 against the spread in their last 14 road games.
Wednesday NBA Prediction: Toronto Raptors -6