Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76ers - 4/16/22 NBA Picks and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (51-31) vs Toronto Raptors (48-34)
Game Info: Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
Betting Odds: Philadelphia 76ers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 216 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers meet Saturday in Game 1 of the NBA Playoffs at the Wells Fargo Center. The Toronto Raptors look for a win after winning 14 of their last 18 games. The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after winning five of their last six games.
The Toronto Raptors are averaging 109.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting and allowing 107.1 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Pascal Siakam is averaging 22.8 points and 5.3 assists, while Fred VanVleet is averaging 20.3 points and 4.4 rebounds. Gary Trent Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and OG Anunoby is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 34.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.9 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 45.3 rebounds per game.
The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 109.9 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 107.3 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 30.6 points and 4.2 assists, while James Harden is averaging 21 points and 10.5 assists. Tyrese Maxey is the third double-digit scorer and Tobias Harris is dishing 3.5 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 82.1 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.3 rebounds per game.
The Raptors are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The 76ers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a favorite and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 19-7 in Raptors last 26 road games. The over is 4-0 in 76ers last 4 overall. The Raptors are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Toronto Raptors have won six of the last nine meetings against the 76ers, which includes a five-point win just last week. The Philadelphia 76ers have been up and down over the last month, and they only win at home by an average of 3.1 points. The Raptors are 26-15 against the spread on the road, while the 76ers are 17-24 against the spread at home. I like the Raptors to win this series, so I'll be siding with the points and the Raptors whenever I can.
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Randy’s Pick Toronto Raptors +4.5
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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