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Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors 4/25/22 NBA Picks, Predictions, Odds

Toronto Raptors (49-37) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (54-32)
April 25, 2022 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -7.5; Over/Under: +210
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The Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia 76ers duke it out in Game 5 at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday night.

The Toronto Raptors will be looking to stave off elimination once again after outlasting the 76ers in a 110-102 win in Game 4 on Saturday. Pascal Siakam led the team with 34 points, eight rebounds and five assists, Gary Trent Jr. added 24 points while Thaddeus Young chipped in with 13 points, five assists and three steals off the bench. As a team, the Raptors shot 42 percent from the field and eight of 34 from the 3-point line as they took it to the 76ers and poured in 30 points in the second quarter to take the lead into halftime, before going on a 14-4 run in the fourth quarter to pull away and escape with the much-needed win to keep their season alive. OG Anunoby had a rough night as he scored just 11 points on three of 13 shooting from the field and one of seven shooting from the 3-point line.

Meanwhile, the Philadelphia 76ers will have a chance to win the series at home after coming up short to the Raptors in Game 4. James Harden led the team in scoring with 22 points and nine assists, Joel Embiid added 21 points with eight rebounds and three assists, Tobias Harris scored 15 points with 11 rebounds and two blocks while Tyrese Maxey chipped in with 11 points and six assists. As a team, the 76ers shot just 42 percent from the field and 13 of 31 from the 3-point line as they kept pace with the Raptors in a close contest until early in the fourth quarter where they couldn’t find their offense. Harden had a rough night as he shot just five of 17 from the field while Danny Green scored just six points on two of 10 shooting.

Looking at the betting trends, the Raptors are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games, 27-12 ATS in their last 39 games against a team with a winning record and 1-5 ATS in their last six games overall. The 76ers are 4-1 ATS in their last five home games, 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall.

Head to head, the under is 15-7-1 in the last 23 meetings overall, the Raptors are 2-6 ATS in the last eight meetings in Philadelphia and the Raptors are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings overall.

The 76ers will be disappointed that they weren’t able to complete the series sweep, but their confidence will still be sky-high as they’ve already blown out the Raptors twice at the Wells Fargo Center. Fred VanVleet is listed as questionable for this one and his absence would be massive for the Raptors, so I’ll stick with the 76ers to finish the job in this spot.  

Peter Tran's Free Pick:
Philadelphia -7.5

Peter Tran

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