Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors Prediction, NBA Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Dec 27, 2021

The extremely short-handed Toronto Raptors look to bounce back from an embarrassing loss as they host Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday.

Philadelphia
51-31
AT
December 28, 2021, 7:30 PM ET
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto
48-34
Pointspread -7 -105
Moneyline -270
Over / Under o +215

76%

Betting Action

24%

Pointspread +7 -115
Moneyline +220
Over / Under u +215

76%

Betting Action

24%

The Sixers are heavy favourites to win on the NBA odds.

76ers vs. Raptors NBA Betting Odds

Assuming this is played – the Sixers actually aren’t in terrible shape right now due to COVID but Toronto sure is – it’s the second of four regular-season meetings between the clubs. On Nov. 11 in Philadelphia, the Raptors were 115-109 winners. Fred VanVleet and Gary Trent both hit clutch late three-pointers. VanVleet finished with 32 points, Trent 20 and OG Anunoby 20.

The Sixers didn’t play superstar centre Joel Embiid or things likely would have been different. Tyrese Maxey led them with 33 points but was minus-9. Philadelphia remains without All-Star Ben Simmons, who has yet to play this season as he tries to force a trade. The NBA Trade Deadline is Feb. 10 and it does seem likely that Simmons is dealt by then. The hottest rumour has him landing in Cleveland.

Toronto leads the all-time series 59-41 and is 32-17 at home. The teams have split the past 10 regular-season meetings against the spread.

Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia was a 117-96 winner at Washington on Sunday behind 36 points and 13 rebounds from Joel Embiid. It was his 11th double-double of the season and Embiid became the second Sixer in franchise history to score 7,000 points in his first 300 career games, joining Allen Iverson. Tobias Harris had 23 points. Tyrese Maxey and Georges Niang returned after clearing health and safety protocols but Andre Drummond, former Raptor Danny Green and Shake Milton remain in protocols. The Sixers have no Canadians on the roster.

Toronto Raptors

We projected the massively short-handed Raptors to lose by double digits on Sunday in Cleveland, but not by a whopping 45 points (144-99)! The Cavs scored a franchise-record 46 points in the third quarter in their largest margin of victory this season. It was the first time the Dinos lost by more than 17 this year. It was the third-most points the Raptors have surrendered in a game and one point from matching the largest margin of defeat in franchise history, a 125-79 loss at the Knicks during the 1995-96 inaugural season. Chris Boucher, Yuta Watanabe, Svi Mykhailiuk and Dalano Banton were the only four Toronto players active from their pre-COVID outbreak team. They were also the only four players on the team plane that left Toronto on Christmas. Watanabe posted career highs of 26 points and 13 rebounds. It’s possible that Pascal Siakam can clear protocols for this game.

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