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(29-12) Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers (19-20)
Date: Monday January 15
Time: 1:00PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NBA Moneyline Odds: OFF
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -1.5
NBA Betting Total: 220
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Monday January 15 Atlantic Division rivals the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers begin a full slate of games on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Raptors arrive following a loss to the Golden State Warriors. The 76ers play their first game since the loss in London England to the Boston Celtics.
The squads have met three times this season already with the Raptors taking all three games. Last season, the squads played four times with the Raptors winning three of the four contests. The Raptors hold the all-time record having bested the Sixers 51 of their 87 matches.
Last week offered a mixed bag for Toronto who lost to the Heat in a defensive game, then blew out Cleveland in a match featuring Toronto’s x-factor youthful reserves. Saturday Toronto hosted the Warriors in a tale of two halves match. Golden State scored 81 first half points then Toronto fought back outscoring the champs 71-46 in the second half.
In the end the Raptors lost by two points and left the court furious over a questionable foul call on Jakob Poeltl and an out of bounds overrule on a play the referees shouldn’t have been legally allowed to review.
Suffice to say the Raptors will be motivated to get back in the win column. The Raptors may get a boost if Kyle Lowry can play and since he’s a native of Philly, if he’s remotely close to 100 percent he’ll want to play. Since becoming Toronto’s starting point guard the Raptors hold an 18-1 record against Lowry’s hometown team.
Since losing back-to-back games to the Raptors the Sixers went on a bit of roll producing a 5-2 record. The two losses were to higher end squads the Blazers and Celtics. Yet, Philly beat the Knicks on Christmas Day and went on a four-game win streak versus the Nuggets, Suns, Spurs and Pistons.
Ben Simmons started the season on fire, then teams adjusted to force him into being a shooter instead of allowing him unfettered driving lanes. Just like the natural ebb and flows of the season or series matchups Simmons has now responded to those adjustments. The result is Simmons has scored in double digits in eight of his last 10 games.
Rookie Markelle Fultz continues to rehab and has yet to make his season debut. Philly could definitely use his playmaking and floor spacing, so it will be extremely interesting to see how Fultz affects the style of play once he is ready to play.
Since returning from dealing with back spasms Embiid has played in all but one of the team’s past eight games. In those seven games Embiid is averaging 21 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Sixers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- Raptors are 10-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
- Over is 7-2 in the last 9 head to head meetings.
Free Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Prediction: Line is off as of 7:00 a.m. ET
If you follow my predictions a typical constant is my refusal to go against streaks or historical advantages. Given the line is off and I’m just basing it on the score that fact has me leaning toward the Raptors. In spite of that the Sixers should be motivated to get at least one win in the squads season series. These teams could end up lining up in the postseason so a victory for Philly is important just for an emotional perspective.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Line is off
Despite the 76ers motivation I’m more confident in the Raptors getting back in the win column (especially if Lowry plays) and continuing their dominance of the 76ers.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Raptors 110 – 76ers 101
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