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Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers - 5/7/19 NBA - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Philadelphia 76ers at Toronto Raptors
Date & Time Tuesday May 7, 2019, 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto, Ontario
The Line
The Line: Toronto Raptors -6.5 -- Over/Under: 211.5
TV Channel
TNT
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The Philadelphia 76ers and Toronto Raptors meet Tuesday in game five of the NBA playoffs second round at the Scotiabank Arena.

The Philadelphia 76ers look for a monster road victory to bring a 3-2 series lead back to Philly. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 112.6 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 105.6 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 21.4 points and 10.8 rebounds while Jimmy Butler is averaging 18.9 points and 5.1 assists. Tobias Harris is the third double-digit scorer and JJ Redick is dishing 1.2 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 78.2 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 50.2 rebounds per game. The Philadelphia 76ers have split their last 10 road games.

The Toronto Raptors look for their fourth home playoff victory to secure a 3-2 series lead. The Toronto Raptors are averaging 102.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 95.7 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Kawhi Leonard is averaging 32.3 points and 7.7 rebounds while Pascal Siakam is averaging 21.3 points and 6.9 rebounds. Kyle Lowry is the third double-digit scorer and Marc Gasol is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Toronto Raptors are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 81.5 percent from the free throw line. The Toronto Raptors are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.9 rebounds per game. The Toronto Raptors have won six of their last seven home games.

The 76ers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 1 days rest, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Raptors are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest, 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 Conference Semifinals games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The 76ers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Toronto and 6-14 ATS in the last 20 meetings. The under is 8-1 in Raptors last 9 overall. The under is 5-0 in 76ers last 5 overall.

The Philadelphia 76ers have split their last 20 games ATS as a road underdog and are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 road games when an underdog of at least five points. The Toronto Raptors have covered five of their last seven games as a home favorite and are 7-4 ATS in their last 11 home games when a favorite of at least five points.

It's been tough to get a good feel of this series and I guess you can make an argument for the Raptors as big favorites given their recent history in these sort of roles and the average margin of victory in this series has been 11 points. This just feels like too many points to lay in a crucial game five where you can argue the 76ers are the more talented team. Right when you think one side has the edge, the opposite happens, and the Raptors are still hit or miss offensively outside of Kawhi and with Siakam still battling an injury. I'm not betting this game personally, but I'd feel safer with the points if I was.

Pick:
Philadelphia 76ers +6.5

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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