76ers at Raptors - 4/12/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (10-70) at Toronto Raptors (54-26)
NBA Basketball: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -12 -- Over/Under: 204 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN, TSN
The Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors meet Tuesday night at the Air Canada Centre.
The Philadelphia 76ers have won just two games since the month of March. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 97.3 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting. Ish Smith is averaging 14.7 points and seven assists while Robert Covington is averaging 12.4 points and 6.3 rebounds. Nerlens Noel is grabbing 8.1 rebounds and Isaiah Canaan is dishing 1.8 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 35.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers haven’t won a road game since January 20.
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The Toronto Raptors look for another win after winning six of their last nine games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 102.5 points on 45 percent shooting and allowing 98.2 points on 44.4 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 23.6 points and 4.4 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 21.4 points and 6.4 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.1 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 3.1 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 77.8 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.1 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won three straight home games.
The 76ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 16-36 ATS in their last 52 vs. Eastern Conference. The Raptors are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss. The 76ers are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
This is a lot of points to lay during the end of the season in which the Raptors likely have key guys on minute limits. However, the 76ers are god awful and will struggle to keep this game under single digits. I wouldn't touch this game but if forced to pick, I'd side with Toronto in a blowout.