76ers at Raptors - 12/13/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (1-23) at Toronto Raptors (15-9)
NBA Basketball: Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -12 -- Over/Under: 193 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, TSN2
The Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors meet Sunday afternoon at the Air Canada Centre.
The Philadelphia 76ers are desperate for a victory after a brutal 1-23 record to start to the year. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 91 points on 41.6 percent shooting and allowing 103.1 points on 45 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.3 points and 7.9 rebounds while Robert Covington is averaging 13.7 points and 1.9 assists. Isaiah Canaan is dishing 2.2 assists and Nerlens Noel is grabbing eight rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game. The Philadelphia 76ers haven't won a road game since March 25th.
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The Toronto Raptors look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 100.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 96.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 21.4 points and 4.2 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 21.6 points and 6.3 assists. DeMarre Carroll is dishing 1.3 assists and Luis Scola is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.4 percent from beyond the arc and 79.5 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game. The Toronto Raptors have won five of their last eight home games.
The 76ers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Raptors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The 76ers are 6-6 ATS when a dog by double digits this season and have failed to cover in their last four games. Even with the heavy points, I have to side with the home team to win in a blowout simply with the 76ers continuing to stink up the joint.