Philadelphia 76ers VS Toronto Raptors

NBA Basketball 08:00 PM EST

Wednesday

05/02/2019

ESPN

Spread: Toronto Raptors -1.5

Over/Under: 216.5

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The Toronto Raptors did hold the line this time on Game 2 of the best of seven series in the second round of the Eastern Conference. The Raptors bowed down to the Sixers to a score of 89-94 in Game 2 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto Monday night. Toronto managed to cut a 19 point deficit at the half to a single point late in the third only to lose the momentum at the onset of the 4th quarter. PG Kawhi Leonard delivered 35 points and 7 boards  followed by PF Pascal Siakam with 21 and 7 rebounds while PG Kyle Lowry had 20 for the Raptors losing effort. Its 14-0 run at home ended with the lose as they shot 10 out of 37 three-point attempts from the rainbow territory. Toronto was able to hold its opponents below 100 points in 6 straight matches.

Toronto proceeds to the Wells Fargo Center for Game 3 with 114.4 ppg at 47.4% from the field while limiting opponents at 92.7 ppg. The Raptors snatched 45.2 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 5.3 blocks, and 8.3 steals per outing. Leonard wipes the score sheets with 26.6 ppg, 49.6% in FG shooting, and 85.4% from the free throw line. The team is 5-1 SU in its last 6 matches and 7-1 SU in their last 8 matches on the road. Toronto is second seed in the East with a 63-26 win/loss tally in the League.

Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers Predictions 5/2/2019

Philadelphia rectified there defenses while improving their offense to beat the Toronto Raptors at their turf. The 76ers host Toronto come Thursday evening at the Wells Fargo Center in  Philadelphia. The team took over Game 2 with renewed strategies as they breached the Raptors defenses while strengthening their own. The 76ers had renewed assignments on their shuffled manning with PG Jonathan Simmons taking on PG Kawhi Leonard. It worked. Despite Leonard’s point contribution, Philadelphia contained the offensive late thrust of Toronto towards the end and won the second semi final game in the process. PG Jimmy Butler brought in 30 points and pulled 11 rebounds followed by SF James Ennis III with 13 points and 6 rebounds off the rim.. The win is Philadelphia’s first since November 10, 2012 after 14 losses. Center Joel Embiid delivered 12 points in 32 minutes of play in being patient on his offense while feeding his team mates when at double/triple team containment. Embiid played despite having flu-like symptoms during the warm ups. PF Greg Monroe suffered a sore left ankle and exited in the 3rd quarter.

Philadelphia seeks to break the knot when they play the Raptors with 115.2 ppg at 47.1% from the field while limiting opponents to score at 107.7 ppg. The 76ers pounded 47.8 rebounds, 26.9 assists, 5.3 blocks, and 7.4 steals per match. Embiid is the leading scorer of the 76ers with 27.5 ppg, 48.4% in FG shooting, and 80.4% from the charity stripe. The team is 9-2 SU in their last 11 matches at home and and the last 4 out of 6 games scheduled on May went under the totals. Philadelphia is 3rd seed in the East with a 56-33 win/loss tally in the League. The series is tied at 1-1 in one of the Eastern semi final round.

Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers  Game 3 Semifinals. The NBA Playoff Pick for this match is the Toronto Raptors -1.5. SF OG Anunoby will still be out with an appendectomy. Center Greg Monroe is probable to play in this contest after suffering a sore left ankle in Game 2 while PF Mike Scott is not sure to suit up in this match with a heel injury. These ball clubs rank 6th and 7th respectively in offense rating – an over in the totals is most likely. Predicted to win this match is the Raptors on a close call at a score of 111-107.

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NBA Starting Time: 8:00 PM EST

Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia

Date: May 2, 2019

TV: ESPN

NBA Odds: Toronto Raptors -1.5

NBA Totals Odds: 216.5

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