Raptors vs. 76ers Prediction: NBA Odds, Point Spread

Charlie Grant | Updated Aug 12, 2020

The Raptors play their second last contest of the seeding phase of the NBA’s start on Wednesday night against the slumping Philadelphia 76ers.

Toronto
53-19
AT
August 12, 2020, 6:30 PM ET
HP Field House
Philadelphia
43-30
Pointspread -6 -110
Moneyline -250
Over / Under o +222

87%

Betting Action

13%

Pointspread +6 -110
Moneyline +210
Over / Under u +222

87%

Betting Action

13%

The Sixers try to avoid their second setback in as many nights, but they could be without several key players because of lingering injuries.

NBA Point Spread and Betting Analysis

More people would be talking about Toronto’s groove in the bubble if the Phoenix Suns weren’t taking the Association by storm. The Dinos are 5-1 straight up and against the spread in six games since the NBA’s restart.

The latest victory came at the expense of the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night. Toronto won and easily covered the spread as a 5.5-point underdog despite resting All-Star point guard Kyle Lowry and big man Serge Ibaka.

The Raptors held Milwaukee to its lowest point total (106) in a game since the restart. The Under improved to 7-0 in the Raps’ last seven games.

Toronto’s advanced defensive stats suggest Nick Nurse’s side is playing a different game than its opponents. The Drakes are allowing a league-best 99.5 points per 100 possessions since the restart. The next closest team (OKC) is at 106 points per 100 possessions.

The news isn’t as positive for Sixer supports. Philly fell to 3-3 SU and 1-5 ATS in the bubble after losing to the red-hot Suns on Tuesday. The 76ers are playing without All-Star guard Ben Simmons who’s out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Philadelphia starting centre Joel Embiid played less than five minutes against the Blazers on the weekend and sat out Tuesday’s game because of a sore ankle. He’s listed as questionable to play against the Raptors

Toronto Raptors

There are few deeper teams in the NBA than the Toronto Raptors. Normally allowing your ninth and 10th men in the rotation to play major minutes would work in the opposition’s favour. But that wasn’t the case on Monday against the Bucks.

Montreal native Chris Boucher played a season-high 29 minutes and finished with a career-high 25 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field. Undrafted rookie guard Matt Thomas chipped in with 22 points as well. Not too shabby, Dino fans.

Philadelphia 76ers

It’s fair to say the season isn’t going according to plan for the Sixers. The club was picked by many – including ESPN’s Zach Lowe – to represent the Eastern Conference in this year’s NBA Finals.

But injuries and a lack of team chemistry has many believing the Sixers will be bounced in the first round of the playoffs. They currently sit in the sixth seed – meaning they’ll likely play the Boston Celtics in the first round of the postseason.

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