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Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers 4/20/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Philadelphia 76ers (53-31) vs. Toronto Raptors (48-36)
April 20, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Toronto Raptors +1.5; Over/Under: 216.5
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors meet Wednesday in Game 3 of the NBA Playoffs at the Scotiabank Arena. The Philadelphia 76ers look to all but put this series to bed with a win and a 3-0 lead. The Toronto Raptors need a win here to cut the series deficit to 1-2.

The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 121.5 points on 51.6 percent shooting and allowing 104 points on 45.6 percent shooting. Tyrese Maxey is averaging 30.5 points and 5 assists, while Joel Embiid is averaging 25 points and 2 assists. Tobias Harris is the third double-digit scorer and James Harden is dishing 10 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 48.4 percent from beyond the arc and 85.9 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game.

The Toronto Raptors are averaging 104 points on 45.6 percent shooting and allowing 121.5 points on 51.6 percent shooting. OG Anunoby is averaging 23 points and 2.5 assists, while Pascal Siakam is averaging 22 points and 6.5 rebounds. Fred VanVleet is the third double-digit scorer and Scottie Barnes is grabbing 10 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 82.9 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 48.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.5 rebounds per game.

The 76ers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Raptors are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 5-1 in 76ers last 6 overall. The over is 5-2 in Raptors last 7 games as a home underdog. The 76ers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Toronto and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

I gave out a pick on the side in the premium area, so I’m looking at the total in the free pick section. I’m leaning toward the over. With no Scottie Barnes, the 76ers have had no issues scoring through the first two games. In their last five games overall, the 76ers are averaging 121.6 points on 52.2 percent shooting from the field and 42 percent shooting from deep. The Raptors are allowing 50.3 percent shooting from the field and 43.5 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. Even with the Raptors struggling, the 76ers should be able to push us over half this total, making the over a solid play.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Over 216.5

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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