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2020 NBA Handicapping (Orlando Restart)
(51-19) Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers (42-29)
Date: Wednesday, August 12th, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM EST
Venue: Walt Disney World Resort – HP Field House | ESPN Complex)
NBA Moneyline Odds: Raptors -295 | 76ers +240
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -6.5 | 76ers +6.5
NBA Betting Total: OFF
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In a clash of Atlantic Division rivals, the second-seeded Toronto Raptors take on the sixth-seeded Philadelphia 76ers.
It’s not exactly going to be on the same level as most matches between these squads because with the 76ers loss to the Suns on Tuesday, both teams know their seeds and first-round opponents for the playoffs.
In their last outing, the Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks but it happened without Giannis Antetokounmpo in the lineup. Toronto sat Kyle Lowry (sore lower back), Fred VanVleet (hyperextended knee) and Serge Ibaka (knee contusion).
All three Raptors would’ve played if it was a playoff game, but Nick Nurse and his squad have the benefit of coasting through their final games.
That said, there are still things the Coach of the Year candidate wants to work on such as improving the team’s offensive flow and getting his reserve group rolling.
The latter was accomplished in the win over the Bucks when Chris Boucher (25 points) and Matt Thomas (22 points) both registered career-highs.
Brett Brown had seemingly figured out how to make his roster function at it’s best when he moved Al Horford to the bench, inserted Shake Milton at the point and shifted Ben Simmons to power forward.
And just as the whispers started up again that the 76ers were the biggest threat to take down the Bucks, Ben Simmons got hurt.
Simmons came down awkwardly, felt his knee cap shift, and what looked like an innocent play resulted in season-ending surgery.
Making matters worse, Joel Embiid tweaked his ankle on the stanchion and hasn’t played since. It’s doubtful the injury would keep him out of a playoff game.
But without him playing the 76ers are losing opportunities to establish their new starting lineup that (shocker) will include Al Horford.
The 76ers lost in the front end of the back-to-back set to the unbeaten Suns. Five 76ers scored in double-figures with Alec Burks (23) leading the way.
Al Horford (knee) Embiid (ankle), and Tobias Harris (ankle) all missed the Suns match and are listed as questionable for Wednesday.
NBA Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-0 in TOR last 8 vs. Eastern Conference.
- TOR are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- Over is 9-2 in PHI last 11 overall.
Free Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA Prediction:
It’s hard to decide which way this game will go with uncertainty over who will suit up. The three 76ers core players might not play, and the Raptors could sit the same trio or sit three different core players like Siakam, Gasol, and Anunoby.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Raptors -6.5
Updated odds favor the Raptors- as do I. The 76ers loss to Phoenix means they are locked into the sixth seed and will play the Boston Celtics.
If both sides rest copious members of their core it favors the Raptors who have a deeper bench and players who are seeking to impress Nick Nurse in order to get minutes in the playoffs.
***NOTE*** In case you missed it…When the 2020 NBA 16-team playoff field is set, the NBA Playoffs will proceed in a traditional conference-based format with four rounds and best-of-seven series in each round. The 2020 NBA Finals will end no later than Oct. 13.
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