Philadelphia 76ers at Toronto Raptors - 2/23/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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Toronto Raptors (16-15) vs Philadelphia 76ers (20-11)
Game Info: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Amalie Arena)
Betting Odds: Toronto Raptors +2 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors meet Tuesday in NBA action at the Amalie Arena.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 114.1 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 111.4 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 30.3 points and 11.3 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 20.6 points and 3.4 assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Shake Milton is dishing three assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.8 rebounds per game.
The Toronto Raptors look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 12 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 113.1 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 110.3 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 20.5 points and 4.7 assists while Fred VanVleet is averaging 20.1 points and 4.4 rebounds. Kyle Lowry is the third double-digit scorer and Norman Powell is grabbing three rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 38.3 percent from beyond the arc and 82.7 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game.
The 76ers are 13-36-2 ATS in their last 51 road games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Raptors are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 home games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 5-2 in 76ers last 7 road games. The under is 4-1 in Raptors last 5 overall. The 76ers are 2-9 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Toronto.
The Philadelphia 76ers are still probably the better team overall this season, but they've been hit or miss lately and the defensive issues are becoming more consistent. The Toronto Raptors continue to play their best ball of the season and they just beat the 76ers as bigger underdogs. The Raptors are on a roll right now and that includes winning their last five games by an average of 6.6 points. I'll take the free bucket with the home team.