In the first three games of their Round 1 series against the Toronto Raptors, the Philadelphia 76ers rolled to a 3-0 lead. But since then, it’s been all Toronto. The Raptors won Game 4 and Game 5. Heading into Game 6, oddsmakers and handicappers are ditching the Sixers.
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76ers vs. Raptors Game 6 Information
- When: Thursday, April 29, 2022, 9:00 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 (-1.5) / Timberwolves (+1.5)
Why Bet on the Philadelphia 76ers?
If we throw out the last couple of games, the Philadelphia 76ers have dominated. Joel Embiid was unstoppable in the first two games. Then, in Game 3, Big Joel hit the game winning three-point shot. But since the third game, Toronto has handled Embiid.
Philadelphia shot 42% from the field in the fourth game. In the fifth, Philly shot 38% from the field. So if the 76ers pick up their shooting percentage in the paint, they can win.
Why Bet on the Toronto Raptors?
In the first three matchups, Toronto played like a team that had been hit by a truck. The Raptors had no answer for the likely NBA MVP. But in the last couple of matchups, the defensive changes have worked. Embiid scored just 21 points in Game 4. In Game 5, Big Joel dropped just 20.
If the Raptors continue to handle Embiid the way they have, Toronto will not only beat Philadelphia on Thursday night, but they will win Game 7 and knock the Sixers from the playoffs.
76ers vs. Raptors Betting Trends
- 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
- Philadelphia is 1-6 ATS in their last road games.
- The total went under in 7-1 of Philadelphia’s last 8 games as the favorite.
- Raptors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a home underdog./li>
- Toronto is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog.
- The total went nder in 4-1 of Toronto’s last 5 games.
76ers vs. Raptors Expert Betting Prediction
Teams can get on a run and that’s exactly what Toronto has done and is doing in this series. Although after going up 3-0 many felt it was a matter of time before the 76ers closed the door on the Raptors, those who follow the NBA closely knew Toronto had been playing about as badly as they could play.
The Raptors are an excellent defensive team. In the last couple of games, Doc Rivers, Philly’s coach, has struggled to come up with a way to counter Toronto coach Nick Nurse’s strategy. The Sixers lean so heavily on Embiid that it’s difficult for other Philly players to get out of the mindset of running the offense through Joel.
At home, Nurse and the Raptors should prevail. The onus is on Rivers and the 76ers to switch up their offense. But Philly may not have the pieces to do it, which is why backing the Raptors on the moneyline is the optimal play.
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