Free NBA Hoops Prediction: Raptors vs 76ers Odds
Weekly NBA betting sees the Toronto Raptors taking on the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday January 9 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all NBA basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NBA hoops predictions. <!–more→
Toronto Raptors (23-15) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (4-34)
Date: Saturday January 9th
Time:7:30 PM EST
Venue: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NBA Moneyline Odds: Raptors -400
NBA Betting Odds: Raptors -9
NBA Betting Total: 201
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The Toronto Raptors have really stepped up their game at the defensive end of the court of late, and that’s help them turn around their current road trip. Now they make the trip out to Pennsylvania to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on the second night of a back-to-back.
The Raptors have won 10 in a row against their Atlantic Division rival. They’ve limited their last two opponents to less than 90 points, holding the Brooklyn Nets to 74 points, and the Washington Wizards to 88 points.
The Raptors turned the ball over 23 times in Friday’s win over the Wizards, but limited Washington to 41 points on 37.2 percent shooting from the floor in the second half of a 97-88 victory. DeMar DeRozan put up a season-high 35 points in the game, including 21 in the second half.
That Toronto defense dominated the 76ers the last time these teams played, limiting the Sixers to 33.3 percent shooting from the field, forcing them to turn the ball over 22 times in a 96-76 victory in Toronto. Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas missed that game with a broken hand.
No NBA team averages fewer than the 76ers’ 93.1 points per game, and 28 teams average better than Philadelphia’s 42.5 percent shooting from the field. However, the team’s scoring average has jumped up to 100.3 points per game since acquiring Ish Smith from the New Orleans Pelicans on Dec. 24.
Smith racked up 21 points and 11 assists in the opening contest of the team’s current six-game homestand on Monday, downing the Minnesota Timberwolves by a score of 109-99, but they followed that up by getting blown out by the Atlanta Hawks on Thursday, 126-98.
NBA Betting Trends:
- The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last five games against Atlantic Division opponents.
- The Raptors are 11-4 ATS in their last five games against opponents with a winning percentage below .400.
- The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last five road games against opponents with a losing home record.
- The Raptors are 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these teams.
- The 76ers are 4-14-1 ATS in their last 19 games overall.
Free NBA Prediction:
Despite the betting public expecting little to nothing from this embarrassment of an NBA roster, the Sixers have covered the number only four times in their last 19 games, meaning they’re even worse than we think they are.
4* Free NBA Betting Pick: Raptors -9
Now they take on a Raptors squad that’s light years ahead of them, and playing some particularly strong basketball of late. With the Raptors putting a renewed emphasis on playing sound, fundamental basketball in recent outings, particularly at the defensive end, this will be no more than a tune-up game for them.
NBA Free Score Prediction: Raptors 104 – 76ers 89
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