Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 1/22/20 NBA Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Philadelphia 76ers at Toronto Raptors

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Scotiabank Arena)

TOR -6, O/U 218.5

The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Toronto, Ontario on Wednesday for a game against the Raptors in a matchup of teams from the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference.  In their last game, the 76ers were victorious against the Brooklyn Nets by the score of 117-111.  Ben Simmons led the 76ers in points as he scored 34 on the night while shooting 12 of 14 from the field and 10 of 14 from the free throw line.  Simmons also led Philadelphia in assists on the night with 12 while playing a total of 42 minutes.  Simmons also led the 76ers in rebounds with 12 on the night, including 2 coming offensively. 

With the win against Brooklyn, the 76ers are 29-16 on the season, which places them in 3rd place in the Atlantic Division.  Tobias Harris is the 76ers leader in points per game with 19.3.  Ben Simmons leads Philadelphia in rebounds per game with an average of 7.8 so far this year.  Simmons also leads the 76ers in assists per game with an average of 8.5.  Philadelphia comes into Wednesday’s game with a clean bill of health as they do not have anyone listed on their injury report.

The Toronto Raptors welcome the Philadelphia 76ers to town on Wednesday after winning their last game against the Atlanta Hawks by the score of 122-117.  Norman Powell led the Raptors in scoring on the night with 27 points while shooting 7 of 14 from the field and 7 of 7 from the free throw line.  Rondae Hollis-Jefferson was the leading rebounder on the night for Toronto as he pulled in a total of 10 boards, including 2 coming offensively.  Kyle Lowry led the Raptors in assists with 7 while playing a total of 29 minutes in the game against Atlanta. 

After the win against Atlanta, Toronto is now 29-14 on the season which places them in 1st place in the Atlantic Division.  Pascal Siakam has been the leading scorer this season for Toronto as he has averaged 23.7 points per game on the year.  Serge Ibaka has been the leading in rebounding this year for the Raptors as he has pulled in an average of 8.4 rebounds per game, including and average of 2.2 coming offensively.  Kyle Lowry has led Toronto in assists this season with an average of 7.6 assists per game on the year. 

The Philadelphia 76ers have scored an average of 108.7 points per game on the year while allowing 105 points per game.  The Toronto Raptors have scored 112 points per game this season while allowing 106.2 points per game.  In their last 5 games, both teams are 4-1 and they have each won 4 games in a row.  This will be the 3rd meeting of the year between these two teams as the home team has won in both contests with the Raptors winning 101-96 in Toronto and the 76ers winning 110-104 in Philadelphia.  The total has gone under in 5 of Philadelphia's last 7 games. The total has gone over in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games. The total has gone under in 7 of Toronto's last 10 games against Philadelphia. Toronto is 17-1 in their last 18 games when playing at home against Philadelphia.  I will be going with the Raptors to win in this one.  Toronto wins 115-108 and covers the spread. 

Travis’s Pick Toronto Raptors -6

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.