Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76ers
|Date & Time||Sunday May 5, 2019, 3:30 PM (EDT)|
Wells Fargo Center
The Line: Philadelphia 76ers -2 -- Over/Under: 214.5
The Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76ers meet Sunday in game four of the NBA playoffs second round at the Wells Fargo Center.
The Toronto Raptors hope to even up the series before going back home for game five. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 103 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 95.6 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 31.5 points and 6.9 rebounds while Pascal Siakam is averaging 22.9 points and 7.4 rebounds. Kyle Lowry is the third double-digit scorer and Danny Green is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 81.7 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.8 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won seven of their last nine road games.
The Philadelphia 76ers have a chance to take full control of this series with a win here and a 3-1 lead. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 114.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 106.1 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 22.9 points and 11.1 rebounds while Jimmy Butler is averaging 17.6 points and 5.3 assists. Tobias Harris is the third double-digit scorer and Ben Simmons is grabbing seven rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 78.9 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 51.1 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have won 10 of their last 12 home games.
The Raptors are 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 Sunday games, 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 Conference Semifinals games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss. The 76ers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Raptors are 27-13-2 ATS in the last 42 meetings in Philadelphia and 14-6 ATS in the last 20 meetings. The under is 5-0 in 76ers last 5 overall. The under is 8-1 in Raptors last 9 overall.
The Toronto Raptors have covered five of their last seven games as a road underdog. The Philadelphia 76ers have covered four of their last five games as a home favorite.
The Philadelphia 76ers are coming off possibly their most complete game of the playoffs where they shot over 50 percent from the field and got after it defensively. When the 76ers play with that aggressiveness and level of focus at both ends, they're a team that can make it to the NBA Finals. The Toronto Raptors really haven't been good offensively unless Kawhi is dictating pretty much everything, and now they're likely going to be without Siakam for this contest due to injury. With Lowry being in playoff form, it's fair to question where the offense is going to come from outside of their best player. I'm actually surprised this line isn't bigger than what it is, as I give the Raptors almost no shot without Siakam. I'll gladly lay the bucket with the 76ers.