Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors 2/21/2021 NBA Odds and Previews
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors 2/21/2021 – The Philadelphia 76ers are sitting on the top of the NBA Eastern Conference as of the moment. That throne belonged to the Toronto Raptors just years ago and both teams are set to do battle this Sunday, February 21. The game will be held at the city that adopted the Raptors inside the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. The Sports Network or better known as TNS will be the official broadcast partner and will show the game at exactly 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time while NBA League Pass has the online live stream. NBA Parlay has the Philadelphia 76ers as the safer bet as compared to the 2019 NBA Champions Toronto Raptors.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors 2/21/2021
Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors 2/21/2021 Betting Odds
Philadelphia 76ers Betting
The Philadelphia 76ers so far have been the best bet for the NBA Eastern Conference to reach the NBA Finals. Joel Embiid has entered the MVP discussion and he is getting better with Ben Simmons leading the offense. The fit of the Sixers dynamic duo with Tobias Harris, Seth Curry, and Danny Green has been doing great as all of those players are space creators to keep the opposing defense honest. Dwight Howard has played well off the bench giving the team an instant reliable inside presence while Embiid sits down. Shake Milton has flourished this season and his confidence is better than ever.
Players to watch: J. Embiid C 24 GP 24 GS 32.6 MIN 30.5 PTS 2.1 OR 9 DR 11 REB 3.2 AST 1.3 STL 1.3 BLK 3.4 TO 2.5 PF 0.9 AST/TO 32.33 PER
T. Harris PF 27 GP 27 GS 34.6 MIN 20.9 PTS 1.3 OR 6.6 DR 7.9 REB 3.3 AST 0.8 STL 0.8 BLK 2.1 TO 2.2 PF 1.5 AST/TO 19.8 PER
B. Simmons PG 25 GP 25 GS 33.4 MIN 15.2 PTS 1.6 OR 6.7 DR 8.3 REB 8 AST 1.7 STL 0.8 BLK 3.4 TO 3.2 PF 2.4 AST/TO 19.95 PER.
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Toronto Raptors are looking like a team figuring things out already. They are heading in this game-winning three consecutive matches and has pushed their record to an even 15-15 to place themselves fifth in the NBA Eastern Conference. Fred VanVleet has taken the mantle as the team’s best perimeter option while Pascal Siakam is getting his groove once again. Only Kyle Lowry is on the injured list but this is the season that Chris Boucher has blossomed to his potential. The Raptors are getting better and the whole league should already take notice of their current surge.
Players to Watch: P. Siakam PF 27 GP 27 GS 35.9 MIN 20.4 PTS 2.1 OR 5.6 DR 7.7 REB 4.6 AST 1.1 STL 0.7 BLK 2.2 TO 3 PF 2.1 AST/TO 18.02 PER
F. VanVleet SG 30 GP 30 GS 36.6 MIN 20 PTS 0.7 OR 3.6 DR 4.3 REB 6.5 AST 1.7 STL 0.7 BLK 2.2 TO 2.4 PF 3 AST/TO 17.57 PER
K. Lowry PG 25 GP 25 GS 34.4 MIN 17.7 PTS 0.8 OR 4.6 DR 5.4 REB 6.4 AST 1.2 STL 0.2 BLK 2.9 TO 3.2 PF 2.2 AST/TO 16.46 PER.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors 2/21/2021 Betting Numbers
Philadelphia are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
Toronto are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games.
Ben Simmons PG Illness is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Toronto
Kyle Lowry PG Ankle is downgraded to doubtful Sunday vs Philadelphia
Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
The Philadelphia 76ers are the best team in the NBA Eastern Conference right now and are picked as the best bet to win by the best sportsbook. The Toronto Raptors should not be far behind to give the Sixers a good challenge.
Moneyline: The Raptors as the underdogs are given an ML of +100 while the Sixers are at -120.
ATS: It is just 1.5 points across the spread for both teams with the Sixers getting the -1.5 while the Raptors are +1.5.
TOTALs: This game has a total of 224.5 with the Raptors the team going under while the Sixers are over.
Score Prediction: 112 – 110, Sixers