Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 11/28/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia 76ers (4-13) at Toronto Raptors (10-6)
NBA Basketball: Monday, November 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Air Canada Centre)
The Line: Toronto Raptors -14.5 -- Over/Under: 213.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors do battle tonight at the Air Canada Centre.
The Sixers will be looking to avoid a fourth straight loss tonight after falling to the Cavaliers in a 112-108 defeat last night. Joel Embiid led seven players in double figures with 22 points, nine rebounds, four assists and three blocks, but it still wasn't enough to get past the Cavaliers who didn't turn it on until the fourth quarter. In fact, the Cavaliers actually missed their first 14 shots and trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half, but the Sixers were a little sloppy themselves and couldn't capitalize on the opportunity. With the loss, Philadelphia falls to 4-13 on the season and 4-8 at home.
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Meanwhile, the Raptors will be aiming for a third straight win after taking down the Bucks in a 105-99 road win on Friday. DeMar DeRozan led the team with 26 points, Kyle Lowry added 19 points with six assists while DeMarre Carroll chipped in with 14 points as the Raptors drained a season-high 14 threes to beat the Bucks in their own building for the sixth straight time. With the win, Toronto improves to 10-6 overall and 6-3 on the road where they've won two of their last three.
Looking at the betting trends, the Sixers are 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games and 0-5 ATS in their last five games playing on zero days rest, while the Raptors are 6-0 ATS in their last six against the Eastern Conference and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Head to head, the Sixers are 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings in Toronto and 0-5 ATS in the last five meetings overall.
The Sixers did a great job of staying with the Cavs last night, but they are just a different team when they play on the road without their best player in Embiid. Compare that to the in-form Raptors who are playing at home and coming off a couple of days rest and the choice is pretty simple for me. I'm sticking with the Raptors to get on top of the Sixers early and cruise to an easy win at home.