76ers vs. Raptors Odds, Prediction: Game 7 NBA Playoffs

Frank Doyle | Updated May 10, 2019

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Through six games this matchup between the 76ers and Raptors has been as unpredictable as Charles Barkley on a golf course. The seventh and deciding game goes Sunday night in Toronto.

Philadelphia
51-31
AT
May 12, 2019, 7:00 PM ET
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto
58-24
Pointspread +6 -115
Moneyline +201
Over / Under o +210

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Betting Action

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Pointspread -6 -105
Moneyline -242
Over / Under u +210

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Betting Action

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If you’ve made any cash betting the spread in this Eastern Conference semifinal series between the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers, well, congratulations. Through six games this matchup has been as unpredictable as Charles Barkley on a golf course. Just when you think that one team has figured the other out, they get hammered in the following game. That’s where we’re at heading into Sunday’s Game 7 in Toronto, following Philadelphia’s dominant win over the Raps in Game 6.

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Philadelphia easily covered the spread on Thursday with a 112-101 victory as a 1-point home underdog. The 76ers have covered the number in their three wins, while Toronto covered in its three Ws so far. The first four games of the series played under the total, but the last two have played over. Early odds have the Raptors set as 6-point favourites at home for Sunday night’s Game 7 with a series-low over/under of 207.5. If you’re into betting trends there are a couple that that you might consider for the deciding game. The Raps are 6-0 streak against the spread coming off a loss of at least 10 points, while the 76ers have covered the number in just one of their last trips to T.O.

Philadelphia 76ers

Joel Embiid said his 76ers were coming back north of the border after Game 5’s blowout loss and then made good on that promise in Philly. He had 17 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks and had lots of support from the 76ers’ supporting cast. Jimmy Butler scored 25 points with eight assists and six rebounds, Ben Simmons chipped in 21 points with eight boards, and Tobias Harris added 16 points and nine rebounds.

Philadelphia didn’t give the Raptors a chance to get rolling on Thursday. The Sixers were much more engaged at both ends of the floor and held Toronto to 43 percent shooting from the floor and just 25 percent from outside. They also manhandled the Raps on the glass, grabbing 18 more rebounds than the Dinos.

Toronto Raptors

It’s back to the drawing board for Toronto. The Raptors didn’t have the same sense of urgency on Thursday that they had in Game 5 and paid dearly for it. Simply, they were outplayed in every aspect of the game. They settled for outside shots that weren’t going down again instead of pounding the paint and had no answer for the Sixers on the glass.

The good news is that Kawhi Leonard, the best player in this series and possibly the entire playoffs, didn’t miss a beat in Game 6. He finished with 29 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists. Toronto needs much better play from its bigs after Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka combined for just 16 points and a woeful six rebounds between them. The Raptors brought in Leonard, Gasol, Danny Green and Ibaka for huge games like this so they need to deliver on Sunday night. Toronto’s best game probably beats Philadelphia’s best game in a winner-take-all, so give the edge to the Raps at home, but covering the number might be a stretch.

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