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Toronto favored by -6 against Philadelphia on Friday

Toronto RaptorsPhiladelphia 76ers
21-20January 24, 2014, 07:00 | Wells Fargo Center14-28

The 76ers will hit the floor running against the visiting Toronto Raptors on Friday, looking to bolster their record and bolster wagering bankrolls in the process.

This season the 76ers are 14-28 overall and 18-24 ATS against the number, while the Raptors are 21-20 and 24-17 ATS. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news). As for the totals, Philadelphia is 22-19-1 on the OU, and Toronto is 21-20.

View Toronto Raptors vs Philadelphia 76ers Odds and Stats.

On the opening line for this matchup at BetOnline, the 76ers sat as 6-point underdogs. The total had been pegged earlier by the oddsmakers at TopBet at 205.

The 76ers - Raptors odds would favor the Raptors if the lines were set according to power ranks. Philadelphia is rated No. 29 in our latest Odds Shark poll, while the Raptors sit at No. 7. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 96-86 win for the Raptors.

The Raptors were a 93-85 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Mavericks. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (178) made winners of UNDER bettors. DeMar DeRozan went off for 40 points and added 3 rebounds leading Toronto to a 93-85 win over Dallas on Wednesday at Air Canada Centre.

The 76ers were a 110-106 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Knicks. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (216) made winners of OVER bettors. Evan Turner went off for 34 points and added 11 rebounds leading Philadelphia to a 110-106 win over New York on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Raptors rank No. 14 in the league with 43.22 per game. That compares with Philadelphia’s No. 8 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Philadelphia is the NBA’s No. 23-ranked team at 6.93 per game, while the Raptors rate No. 11 with 8.12 per contest.

A few Raptors at 76ers trends to consider:
Toronto is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games
Toronto is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Toronto's last 13 games
Toronto is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Philadelphia is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Philadelphia is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games
Philadelphia is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next up:
Toronto home to Los Angeles, Saturday, January 25th
Philadelphia home to Oklahoma City, Saturday, January 25th