Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers 4-16-22

Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers 4/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers 4/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

East 1st Round – Game 1

 

The Toronto Raptors will play Game 1 of the first-round playoffs against the 76ers at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday evening. The Raptors ended their regular season with a loss to the New York Knicks to a score of 94-105 at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York, Sunday night.

 

The Raptors held PF Pascal Siakam and PG Fred VanVleet in the loss in preparation for their first game in the playoffs. Toronto is 5th seed at 48-34 in the East.

 

The Raptors had PF Chris Boucher scoring 21 points followed by PF Gary Trent Jr. adding 17 while Malachi Flynn scored 10 points for the Raptors in the loss that snapped them off their 3-game winning run.

 

For PG Fred Van Vleet, he hasn’t played in 11 of the last 24 matches of the regular season with a bruised knee. The team’s leading point producer is Siakam with 22.8 ppg, 49.4% in FG shooting, and 74.9% from the FT spot.

 

  • The Toronto Raptors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 matches with the 76ers.
  • Toronto is 10-5 SU in their last 15 games against Philadelphia.
  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Toronto’s last 6 games down the road.

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Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers Predictions 4/16/2022

 

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers are seeded 4th at 51-31 in the East and will have to do more against their division rival to reach a Conference title.

 

The 76ers beat their last two opponents in the regular season, grabbing their recent victory over the visiting Detroit Pistons to a score of 118-106. Center Joel Embiid and PG James Harden did not play much in the win leaving SG Shake Milton and PG Tyrese Maxey in charge to finish the game over Detroit. 

 

The 76ers SG Matisse Thybulle is staying behind for the road games; he’s not fully vaccinated and ineligible to play which barred him from entering Canada.

 

Unvaccinated foreign nationals are currently not allowed to enter the country with no exceptions even for professional athletes. Rivers said Thybulle would be ineligible for Games 3 and 4 in Toronto. Milton scored 30 points, and Maxey and SF Paul Reed had 25 in the win.

 

  • The total went OVER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games at home.
  • Philadelphia is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games at home against Toronto.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of the 76ers’ last 5 games this season.

Toronto Raptors vs  Philadelphia 76ers. The NBA pick is the Philadelphia 76ers. Toronto forward OG Anunoby will suit up for Game 1 after missing time with a sore right thigh. Van Vleet’s rest for a week helped him to recover from his bruised knee and will be ready for their first playoff encounter.

 

The Raptors’ defense played well all season and is 7th and the NBA in points allowed, holding opponents to an average of 107.1 ppg and 46.2% field goal shooting. Final Score Prediction, Toronto Raptors will cover the spread but Philadelphia takes the match predicted at 110-106.

 

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Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers 4/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

NBA Starting Time: 6:00 PM ET

 

Location: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA

 

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022

 

TV: ESPN

 

NBA Odds: Philadelphia 76ers -4.5

 

NBA Totals: 216

 

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