Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 5/20/20 NBA2K NBA Sim Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Philadelphia 76ers at Toronto Raptors
NBA2k Sim: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm
The Line: Toronto Raptors +8 -- Over/Under: 206.5
The Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors meet Wednesday afternoon in a NBA2K simulation game.
The Philadelphia 76ers are another stacked team to play with in this game, as they have an overall rating of 82, an outside scoring rating of 80, an inside scoring rating of 87 and an athleticism rating of 82. The 76ers have a three-headed monster in Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris, who are 85 overall or better. Al Horford has an overall rating of 82 and Josh Richardson has a 79 overall rating with an 85 driving dunk rating. Things tend to fall off a bit after that, but one could argue the 76ers have the best starting five in this game and are a team you can do a lot of damage with in online play. However, like the Bucks, the 76ers have a rebounding rating of 55, putting them toward the bottom of the league in that area.
The Toronto Raptors have an 82 overall rating, 83 outside scoring rating, 83 athleticism rating and their 95 intangible rating is comfortably the best in the game. Pascal Siakam is one of the more balanced players in the game with an 89 overall rating, 82 three point shot rating and 80 driving dunk rating. The Raptors are provided with great depth with Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet and Serge Ibaka all rated 81 or higher overall. The Raptors also have three knockdown shooters from the outside in Terence Davis, Norman Powell and OG Anunoby. Matt Thomas may be low on the Raptors depth chart, but he has a 92 rated three point shot, easily the best on the team. The Toronto Raptors are talented and deep, but their 57 rebounding rating is one area of weakness on this team.
The Philadelphia 76ers are one of the better teams in this game with possibly the best starting five. The problem is the 76ers don't have a lot of depth outside of their starting five, and they can have issues scoring once the bench takes the court. The Toronto Raptors aren't all that shabby in their own right, and they have more depth than the 76ers with some serious outside shooting ability. This line is a bit disrespectful to the Toronto Raptors.
Give me the points in this simulation matchup.