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(3-3) Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors (3-3)
Date: Sunday May 12
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario
NBA Moneyline Odds: off
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -6
NBA Betting Total: 209
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors face each other in the last game of the semi final round. The winner of Game 7 will move on to the Eastern Conference Finals to face the Milwaukee Bucks.
Philly’s three previous games played at the Scotiabank Arena have resulted in a single win moving the 76ers to a 1-15 record since January 2013.
That said, the 76ers enter on a high having soundly beaten the Raptors 112-101 in Game 6 with the final score not reflective of how thoroughly the 76ers dominated.
Ben Simmons delivered his best game in the series accumulating 21 points on 9 of 13 from the field along with 8 rebounds and 6 assists. In the five previous games, he averaged 9.4 points and 4.6 assists.
Joel Embiid best effort came in Game 3, but he vows to play all 48 minutes if necessary (he’s averaging 32 MPG). In wins, the big man has averaged 20.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks while losses his stat line is a more pedestrian 13.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.0 block.
It will be interesting to see how the two youngsters respond to the pressure on the road given its also the first Game 7 of their careers.
Jimmy Butler led the way again registering 25 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds and has been the most consistent 76ers player throughout the series.
Each squad has overcome must win situations in this series as well as blow out wins. The Raptors tend to respond well in bounce back games after suffering a blow out loss and will naturally be more comfortable on their home court.
Kawhi Leonard continues to lead his squad with a double-double average of 33.7 points and 10.2 rebounds in the series.
Pascal Siakam has scored 20 or more points in all but Game 4 when he was nursing the calf contusion and sore hamstring.
Nick Nurse noted the need for another strong defensive effort with emphasis on rebounding. The other key for Toronto is pushing the pace to help with transition and fast break opportunities.
Chris Boucher is questionable still dealing with back spasms. It’s been over a month since OG Anunoby underwent an emergency appendectomy but his timetable for a return remains a mystery.
Anunoby’s length and corner threes have been sorely missed but the added defense he could’ve provided as an alternative to put on Butler, Harris or Simmons is definitely missed.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Raptors are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 head to head contests.
- Raptors hold a 6-4 record in last 10 head to head meetings.
- The over-under is 4-6 in team’s last 10 head to head matchups.
Free Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors NBA Prediction:
Of all the teams still playing these two clubs have arguably taken the biggest risks. Moving to the next round could be the difference in the 76ers re-signing Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris while the Raptors aspire to make Kawhi Leonard’s stay in Toronto a long term venture.
Players from both squads have Game 7 experience although there is a decided advantage for Toronto.
Five 76ers have played in a decisive game including starters JJ Redick (4) and Butler (1) as well as reserves Amir Johnson (2), Greg Monroe (2 though he didn’t play in either) and Mike Scott (1).
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Raptors ATS
The Raptors feature nine players who’ve accumulated 21 Game 7 performances. Of the starters, Leonard (3), Kyle Lowry (4), Danny Green (3) and Marc Gasol (3) have 13 cumulative appearances. Additionally, Raptors reserves Ibaka (3), Norman Powell (2) and Patrick McCaw (1), Jeremy Lin (1) and Jodie Meeks (1) tally another eight.
That experience, home court and having the best player on the floor should be the difference.
NBA Free Game 5 Prediction: Raptors 105 – 99
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