Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors - 11/11/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (5-2) at Philadelphia 76ers (0-7)
NBA Basketball: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +9 -- Over/Under: 193.5 See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Raptors pay a visit to the winless Philadelphia 76ers tonight at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Raptors started the season with five straight wins but have since gone ice-cold, losing their next three games including a 111-109 home defeat to the Knicks last night. DeMar DeRozan led all scorers with 29 points on 11 of 23 shooting, Kyle Lowry added 23 points and nine assists while Jonas Valanciunas added 16 points and nine rebounds, but it still wasn't enough to get past the Knicks who have been surprisingly hard to beat on the road. As a team, the Raptors did a great job of staying aggressive and getting to the free-throw line where they made 31 of 39 attempts, but they connected on just four of 17 from the three-point arc which hurt them. With the loss, Toronto drops to 5-3 on the season and 2-1 at home.
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Meanwhile, the 76ers are still without a win from seven attempts and they really didn't look like pulling one off in their last outing, a 111-88 loss to the Bulls on Monday. In the absence of Nerlens Noel who sat out with a wrist injury, Jahlil Okafor took on the extra scoring load and finished with 21 points and 15 rebounds, but shot just nine of 25 from the field. Jerami Grant and Richaun Holmes chipped in with 11 points apiece but it was never going to be enough as the Sixers shot just 35 percent from the field and five of 25 from the three-point line. Noel is questionable for tonight's game against the Raptors which would again be a great loss for the Sixers.
In ATS trends, the Raptors are 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team below .400 and 5-2 ATS in their last seven games overall, while the Sixers are 1-8 ATS in their last nine home games and 1-5 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record.
Head to head, the Raptors are 22-9-2 ATS in the last 33 meetings in Philadelphia and the favorite is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Raptors have been really disappointing lately but a loss to the Sixers will have every Raptors fan scratching their heads. I don't think that happens tonight as the boys from Toronto should take this opportunity and beat the shorthanded Sixers by double digits on the road.