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Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers 4/23/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Philadelphia 76ers (54-31) vs. Toronto Raptors (48-37)
April 23, 2022 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Toronto Raptors +3; Over/Under: 213.5
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors meet Saturday in Game 4 of the NBA Playoffs at the Scotiabank Arena. The Philadelphia 76ers look to complete the sweep and advance to the next round. The Toronto Raptors need a win to save their season and force a game 5 on Monday.

The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115.7 points on 51.5 percent shooting and allowing 103 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 27.7 points and 2 assists, while Tyrese Maxey is averaging 26.7 points and 3.7 assists. Tobias Harris is the third double-digit scorer and James Harden is dishing 10 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 46.2 percent from beyond the arc and 83.3 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 37.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game.

The Toronto Raptors are averaging 103 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 115.7 points on 51.5 percent shooting. OG Anunoby is averaging 24 points and 3 assists, while Pascal Siakam is averaging 18.7 points and 6 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 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 46.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game.

The 76ers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Raptors are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 5-2 in 76ers last 7 overall. The under is 11-4 in Raptors last 15 Conference Quarterfinals games. The 76ers are 5-14 ATS in the last 19 meetings in Toronto and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

This game really comes down to how motivated the Toronto Raptors are to save their season and go back to Philly, where they’ve been blasted twice. There’s a good reason the 76ers are favored here. With that said, Embiid is dealing with a possible torn ligament in his thumb and while he says he’s going to play, it’s fair to question how effective he’ll be. Also, the Raptors did a lot of things right in game 3 and probably should have won if we’re being honest. We know the crowd isn’t going to give up, as Toronto has one of the best venues in the playoffs. I’m not giving up on the Raptors here. Give me the free bucket.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Toronto Raptors +3

Randy Chambers

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