Raptors host 76ers in basketball action
Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Philadelphia when they hit take on the Raptors on Wednesday in pro hoops betting action.
(Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). The Raptors are 12-22 so far on the season, and 17-17 ATS vs. the number. The 76ers, meanwhile, are 15-21 and 15-21 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Toronto go 17-17 and the 76ers go 20-16 on the totals.
For bettors going with the Raptors in this one, they were listed earlier as 3-point favorites on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 187.5 for Monday at shops such as 5Dimes.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game pits the Raptors, currently No. 26 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the 76ers, who rate No. 23 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 94-92 victory for the Raptors.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Toronto's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 96.7 PPG, against a 76ers defense that ranks No. 12 at 96.9 PPG. The Raptors field goal percentage has averaged 43.5% so far, less than the 76ers shooters have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.
Defensively, the 76ers feature the league's No. 10-rated defense on the road, giving up 96.2 points per game. Toronto, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 in the league in scoring at home.
The 76ers were a 109-89 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Nets. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (198) made winners of OVER bettors. Philadelphia was crushed on Tuesday, getting run out of the gym by Brooklyn and falling 109-89 at Wells Fargo Center.
In their last action, Toronto was a 104-92 loser at home against the Thunder. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (196) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. Alan Anderson went off for 27 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Oklahoma City defeated Toronto, 104-92 at Air Canada Centre.
Philadelphia 76ers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 3-7
After playing Brooklyn are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7
Toronto Raptors Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Charlotte are 5-5
After playing Oklahoma City are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7
A few 76ers at Raptors trends to consider:
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Toronto
Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Toronto's last 9 games at home
Toronto is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Philadelphia home to Houston, Saturday, January 12
Toronto home to Charlotte, Friday, January 11