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Philadelphia 76ers vs. Toronto Raptors - 5/9/19 NBA - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76ers
Date & Time Thursday May 9, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Wells Fargo Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Line
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers +1.5 -- Over/Under: 213.5
TV Channel
ESPN
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The Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers meet Thursday in game six of the NBA playoffs second round at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Toronto Raptors look for another victory to advance to their second conference finals in the last four years. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 105 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 95 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 31.2 points and 8.2 rebounds while Pascal Siakam is averaging 21.7 points and seven rebounds. Kyle Lowry is the third double-digit scorer and Danny Green is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 82.6 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won eight of their last 10 road games.

The Philadelphia 76ers need a victory here in order to force a game seven on Sunday. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 110.2 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 107.5 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 20.4 points and 10.2 rebounds while Jimmy Butler is averaging 19.2 points and 5.3 assists. Tobias Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.7 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 32.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 48.9 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won 10 of their last 13 home games.

The Raptors are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games playing on 1 days rest, 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The 76ers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Conference Semifinals games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games. The Raptors are 28-13-2 ATS in the last 43 meetings in Philadelphia and 16-6 ATS in the last 22 meetings. The under is 4-1 in 76ers last 5 home games. The under is 9-2 in Raptors last 11 overall.

The Toronto Raptors have covered five of their last eight games as a road favorite. The Philadelphia 76ers have split their last 10 games ATS as a home underdog.

The Philadelphia 76ers are coming off their worst game of the series where they couldn't get stops, shot 41.8 percent from the field and turned the ball over 19 times. While one game doesn't always have an impact on the next in a series, it's the type of performance that makes you question if the 76ers are capable of getting up for this contest. The bottom line is the 76ers have had trouble scoring in four of the five games in this series, and it's hard to figure out which Embiid you're going to get on a night to night basis. The Toronto Raptors are more consistent and deeper, and having to lay less than a bucket with them feels like a steal.

Pick:
Toronto Raptors -1.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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