The Sixers vs. Raptors series heads out to Ontario for Game 3. After securing a commanding 2-0 lead in the first two games, the Sixers have plenty of momentum ahead of the contest. However, we don’t expect the Raptors to hold back either. They now have the support of their home fast by their side, which could spark a shift in the series.
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76ers vs. Raptors Game 3 Information
- When: Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 8:00 PM ET
- Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, ON
- TV: NBA TV
- Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic (76ers) / TSN 1050 (Raptors)
- Live Stream: NBA League Pass
- NBA Betting Odds: 76ers (-2) / Raptors (+2)
Why Bet on the Philadelphia 76ers?
The Sixers are on fire after another comfortable win over the Raptors. Tyrese Maxey showed his scoring prowess again with averages of 30.5 points and five assists per game. Joel Embiid adds more life to the scoring record with 25 points and two assists. Tobias Harris also proves his worth after becoming the third double-digit scorer in the lineup with James Harden taking care of the passing game with ten assists.
Philadelphia is not the highest-scoring team in the league. But, they do enough to average 110.2 points (17th) per game. The team records at 46.7% shooting and excels from rage with a 36.7% three-point percentage (fourth). Additionally, the Sixers are the best free-throw shooting team in the league at 82.2% from the line.
Doc Rivers developed his lineup to operate on both ends of the floor. Defensively, the Sixers have the numbers to keep the Raptors at bay. They allow only 107.3 points (eighth) per game on 45.8% shooting (14th). The Sixers also have a commendable three-point defense that keeps opponents to 34.6% from beyond the arc.
Matisse Thybulle will miss the game with a non-injury-related issue. He is expected to sit this one out and return after April 25.
Why Bet on the Toronto Raptors?
The Raptors will try to find inspiration in front of their home crowd come game night. With Scottie Barnes awaiting the game-time decision, the hosts have to find a way to fill the gaps. Chris Boucher is likely to start for the team if Barnes doesn’t get the green light. Additionally, Gary Trent Jr. makes his way to the injury report with an illness.
Toronto is slow on the offensive end averaging just 109.3 points (20th) per game on 44.5% shooting (25th). There are plenty of question marks surrounding their ability to outscore a relatively better Sixers offense. But, their recent results tell us that they have what it takes to keep up with their opponents in this matchup. Furthermore, the hosts have impressive offensive rebounding numbers. They collect 13.3 offensive boards (second) per game that could create more second-chance points in the process.
Defense is where the Raptors start to pick up some pace. The team limits opponents to 107.4 points (tenth) per game. Their shooting defense runs slightly behind at 46.3% opponent shooting (17th) per game, featuring a 53.8% two-point (19th) and 35.7% three-point (19th) percentage.
76ers vs. Raptors Betting Trends
- The Raptors are 7-3 in their last ten games at Scotiabank Arena (5-5 ATS).
- The Raptors are 5-5 in their last ten games against the Sixers (5-5 ATS).
- The totals went under in two of the Raptors’ last five games against the Sixers.
- The Sixers are 2-3 in their last five road games (0-5 ATS).
- The Sixers are 3-7 in their last ten road games against the Raptors (3-7 ATS).
- The totals went over in two of the Sixers’ last five road games against the Raptors.
76ers vs. Raptors Expert Betting Prediction
The series looks to go the way of the Sixers with two wins in the bag. A sudden atmosphere shift might give more life to the Raptors this time around. Nonetheless, Scottie Barnes staying on the questionable list is a huge hit to the Raptors. If head coach Nick Nurse finds a way to fill the gaping holes left by the rookie, the Sixers might start to feel the pressure. The Raptors remain the underdogs in this contest, but not by much. Ultimately, the Sixers have the firepower and indispensable tools in their arsenal. Covering the spread leans towards the hosts, while the Sixers hold on to the title of the favorite.
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