76ers vs. Raptors - 1/9/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Raptors (23-15) at Philadelphia 76ers (4-34)
NBA Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Wells Fargo Center)
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +8.5 -- Over/Under: 203.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TSN2, CSN
The Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers square off Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Toronto Raptors look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 100.1 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 96.9 points on 43.5 percent shooting. DeMar DeRozan is averaging 22.6 points and 4.2 rebounds while Kyle Lowry is averaging 20.6 points and 6.5 assists. Jonas Valanciunas is grabbing 9.2 rebounds and Cory Joseph is dishing 2.9 assists. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 79.4 percent from the free throw line. The Raptors are allowing 37.2 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 13.8 turnovers per game. The Toronto Raptors have won eight of their last 12 road games.
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The Philadelphia 76ers could use a nice victory after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 92.9 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 104.6 points on 46 percent shooting. Jahlil Okafor is averaging 17.1 points and 7.5 rebounds while Ish Smith is averaging 14.7 points and 8.2 assists. Nerlens Noel is grabbing eight rebounds and Robert Covington is dishing 1.6 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The 76ers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 14.5 turnovers per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have lost 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Raptors are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 0 days rest and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Atlantic. The 76ers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest and 4-14-1 ATS in their last 19 games overall. The Raptors are 23-9-2 ATS in the last 34 meetings in Philadelphia and 7-3 ATS in the last 10 meetings overall.
It's damn near impossible to back the 76ers, especially against an above-average team such as the Raptors. Even with Toronto playing last night, this should be a double-digit victory for the road team.