In the National Basketball Association – the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers will get together on Thursday night. The Raptors have won 3 straight games heading into Wednesday, and have won 9 out of their last 10 games. The Raptors are 20-8 overall, and that’s third in the Eastern Conference behind the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Philadelphia 76ers are in the middle of some sturggles, as they have dropped 3 straight games. Overall, the 76ers have lost 8 out of their last 10 games. The 76ers are 14-16 on the season and 2 games behind the New York Knicks for the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference. The Toronto Raptors are -5 over the Philadelphia 76ers in a National Basketball Association affair on Thursday night.
The Philadelphia 76ers have dropped games to the Thunder, Bulls and Kings, and allowed 113 points per game during the streak. On the season, the 76ers are one of the worst defensive teams in the league as they are allowing 109.3 points per game. Offensively, Philadelphia is looking to keep scoring, as they are 6th in the league with 108.6 points per game.
Joel Embiid is questionable for this game. He has missed 7 games this season with various injuries. The big man from Kansas is scoring 24.1 points per game, and also ripping down 11 rebounds per game. The 76ers have six guys scoring double figures per game, with Ben Simmons second, at 17.2 points per game.
Raptors Rolling in December
The Toronto Raptors are rolling, but especially rolling at home. Toronto is 9-7 on the road, and 11-1 when playing at home. Toronto has beat the Suns, Nets and Kings, and scored 114.5 points per game. The Raptors are in second place in the Atlantic Division, trailing the Boston Celtics by 3.5 games.
The Raptors are led by the dual scoring of Kyle Lowry and Demar DeRozan. The guard combo is scoring a combined 40 points per game. Lowry leads the team with 6.3 assists per game as well. The Raptors as a team are scoring more than 110 points per game. Defensively, Toronto is allowing opponents to score 102.5 points per game.
76ers Down Raptors
The Philadelphia 76ers are in need of getting back on track. This seems to be a game where Philadelphia garners a ton of momentum and takes down the Raptors. The young guys for the 76ers are still trying to figure out how to play winning basketball, and this is a step in the right direction.
The game is going to be a great game between these two Eastern Conference foes. In the end, the bet goes towards the 76ers at home. Take Philadelphia +5 over the Raptors.Bet on the Philadelphia 76ers +5 over the Toronto Raptors in National Basketball Association action.