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Toronto RaptorsPhiladelphia 76ers
Jan 18, 7:00 PM | Wells Fargo Center

Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds

14-25TEAM RECORD16-23

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).

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back the visiting Raptors before tip-off in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs earlier at Bovada, while the total was sitting at 187 at TopBet.

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.

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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

Next up:
Toronto home to LA Lakers, Sunday, January 20
Philadelphia home to San Antonio, Monday, January 21