76ers vs. Raptors - 3/2/15 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (37-22) at Philadelphia 76ers (13-46)
NBA Basketball: Monday, March 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +7.5 -- Over/Under: 194 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN2, CSN
The Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers play Monday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Toronto Raptors hope to get back on track by snapping a five-game losing streak. On the season, the Raptors are averaging 104.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting and are allowing 100.5 points on 45.7 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 17.8 points and 4.2 rebounds while Louis Williams is averaging 15.2 points and 1.8 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 8.8 rebounds and Greivis Vasquez is dishing 3.6 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting just 40.4 percent from the field and 25.4 percent from deep in their last five games. The Raptors have lost 10 of their last 14 games when scoring less than 100 points. Kyle Lowry is questionable for this game with an undisclosed injury.
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The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after losing six of their last seven games. On the season, the 76ers are averaging 90.3 points on 41.1 percent shooting and are allowing 100.7 points on 45 percent shooting. Isaiah Canaan is averaging 11 points and 3.3 assists while Jason Richardson is averaging 10.5 points and 4.5 rebounds. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is grabbing five rebounds and Nerlens Noel is grabbing 7.3 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are coming off a Sunday loss to the Indiana Pacers where they shot just 34.5 percent from the field and scored 74 points. The 76ers are shooting just 42.1 percent from the field in their last five games. Robert Covington is expected to miss this game with an arm injury.
The Raptors are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 3-10-1 ATS in their last 14 games playing on 1 days rest. The 76ers are 3-0-2 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. Eastern Conference. The Raptors are 21-9-2 ATS in the last 32 meetings in Philadelphia and the favorite is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
If the Raptors can't get back on track with a win over the 76ers, there's simply no hope for this team. Look for Toronto to win this game by double digits, especially with the way the 76ers just shot yesterday.