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Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds
Wells Fargo Center features an NBA battle between the host Philadelphia 76ers and the visiting Toronto Raptors in betting action on Friday.
The 76ers sport records of 16-23 and 16-23 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Raptors sit at 14-25 and 20-18-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 22-17 for the 76ers and 20-19 for the Raptors. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new Power Rankings at Odds Shark, it's the No. 26-rated 76ers and the No. 23-rated Raptors in this matchup. Predictive computer formulas point to a 95-92 win for the Raptors on Friday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Philadelphia's No. 27-ranked offense (92.8 PPG) against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 20 at 99 PPG. The 76ers have averaged 44% from the field per game, more than the Raptors have managed so far this season (43.8% on average).
Defensively, the Raptors feature the league's No. 25-rated defense on the road, giving up 103 points per game. Philadelphia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 in the league in scoring at home.
Toronto lost its last outing, a 107-105 result against the Bulls on January 16. The Raptors covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 212 combined points took the game OVER the total. Alan Anderson went off for 27 points and added 5 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Chicago defeated Toronto, 107-105 at Air Canada Centre.
The 76ers were a 111-99 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Hornets. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (210) made winners of OVER bettors. Philadelphia got 29 points and 11 assists from Jrue Holiday in a losing cause in a 111-99 loss to New Orleans on Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center.
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing LA Lakers are 7-3
After playing Chicago are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing San Antonio are 4-6
After playing New Orleans are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6
A few Raptors at 76ers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Toronto's last 7 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Toronto is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Philadelphia's last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing at home against Toronto
Philadelphia is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Toronto
Toronto home to LA Lakers, Sunday, January 20
Philadelphia home to San Antonio, Monday, January 21