Philadelphia 76ers VS Toronto Raptors

NBA Basketball 08:00 PM EST

Monday

05/09/2019

ESPN

Spread: Toronto Raptors -1.5

Over/Under: 213.5

Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/9/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/9/2019 Picks Predictions Previews

Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers 5/9/2019 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Toronto Raptors are intent in closing the Eastern semi finals series as it swings back to the Wells Fargo Center for Game 6 on Thursday evening. Toronto showed who’s in charge after routing the Philadelphia 76ers with a score of 125-89 at the Scotiabank Arena, Tuesday night. The Raptors played as one cohesive unit with the rest of the gang helping its star player deliver the blows that dumped the 76ers out of contention in Game 5. PG Kyle Lowry urged his team to help PG Kawhi Leonard and help they did. Leonard delivered 21 points and 13 boards following PF Pascal Siakam with 25. All starters were in double digit scoring while the rest of the team brought in their well balanced contributions to defeat the 76ers off their track.

Toronto is heading for the Eastern Conference finals if they close out Philadelphia in Game 6 with 114.4 ppg at 47.4% from the field while limiting playoff rivals to score at 95.0 ppg. The Raptors grabbed 45.2 rebounds, 25.4 assists, 5.3 blocks, and 8.3 steals per meeting with NBA foes. Leonard is the team’s leading scorer with 26.6 ppg, 49.6% in FG shooting, and 85.4% from the free throw spot. The team is 10-4 SU in its last 14 matches against the 76ers down the road and  15-5 SU in its last 20 games against Philadelphia. Toronto leads the best of seven series at 3-2 and will head for the finals slot if it wins Game 6.

Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers Predictions 5/9/2019

The Philadelphia 76ers did not have the chance to lead in Game 5 against the Raptors and was left behind in defeat. The 76ers lost 19 ball possessions converted     to 31 points for the Raptors and failed to reach the 100 point threshold in 4 games in the playoffs. Philadelphia was also outscored at 37-17 in the second frame, numbers that will not win games for a team losing two games in a row. PG Jimmy Butler delivered 22 points followed by SF Tobias Harris with 15 while Joel Embiid had 13 points and still is under the weather with flu.

Philadelphia is at the edge of elimination playing with 115.2 ppg at 47.1% from the field while restraining other playoff teams to score at 107.5 ppg. The 76ers snatched 47.8 rebounds, 26.9 assists, 5.3 blocks, and 7.4 steals per game. Embiid is the top scorer for the 76ers with 27.5 ppg, 48.4% in FG shooting, and 80.4% from the free throw area. The team is 6-3 SU in its last 9 matches and 4-10 SU in its last 14 matches against the Raptors at the Wells Fargo Center. Philadelphia is trailing the Raptors at 3-2 in its best of seven series of the semi finals round in the Eastern Conference.

Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers. The NBA Playoff Pick for this match is the Toronto Raptors -1.5. SF OG Anunoby is out of this game while recuperating from an appendectomy surgery. The Raptors capitalized on the recent weakness of Center Joel Embiid playing with a flu-like syndrome. Toronto also intensified its defense on the 76ers leaving them no easy baskets. Toronto will close down the series with a predicted score of 115-106.

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NBA Starting Time: 8:00 PM EST

Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia

Date: May 9, 2019

TV: ESPN

NBA Odds:Toronto Raptors -1.5

NBA Totals Odds: 213.5

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