Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors 2/23/2021 NBA Picks and Previews
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Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors 2/23/2021 – This is the second time that both teams will be facing in the past two days with the Toronto Raptors hoping to have a repeat performance against conference rival Philadelphia 76ers. Both teams will be battling once again at the Amalie Arena located in the city that adopted the Raptors at Tampa, Florida. SN and NBC Sports Philadelphia will be sharing the coverage as both networks start the live broadcast at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. NBA League Pass subscribers have an option to watch the game through an online live stream. The Philadelphia 76ers are seen by NBA Lines getting this victory over the Toronto Raptors.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors 2/23/2021
Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors 2/23/2021 Betting Odds
Philadelphia 76ers Betting
The Philadelphia 76ers have been sitting at the top of the NBA Eastern Conference with their record at 20-11. They need to make up for the loss against the Toronto Raptors to avoid the surging Brooklyn Nets getting over them. Ben Simmons led the team in scoring with 28 points along with nine rebounds, five assists, and a steal while Joel Embiid had a strong output with 25 points, 17 rebounds, and two blocks. Tobias Harris shot only 6-for-17 from the field to finish with 13 points while Seth Curry only had 12 points. Shake Milton also had a tough night doing just 3-of-11 from the field.
Players to watch: J. Embiid C 31 GP 31 GS 27.8 MIN 12.2 PTS 1.2 OR 2.5 DR 3.7 REB 3.7 AST 0.6 STL 0.2 BLK 1.9 TO 2 PF 2 AST/TO 12.11 PER
T. Harris PF 25 GP 25 GS 32.8 MIN 30.3 PTS 2.1 OR 9.2 DR 11.3 REB 3.1 AST 1.3 STL 1.4 BLK 3.3 TO 2.4 PF 0.9 AST/TO 31.78 PER
B. Simmons PG 28 GP 28 GS 34.6 MIN 20.6 PTS 1.3 OR 6.4 DR 7.8 REB 3.4 AST 0.8 STL 0.8 BLK 2 TO 2.2 PF 1.7 AST/TO 19.47 PER.
Toronto Raptors Betting
The Toronto Raptors pulled up an upset over the Philadelphia 76ers in their last game. Fred VanVleet had 23 points while Pascal Siakam had 23 of his own as well. Chris Boucher had 25 minutes off the bench and he had 17 points, five rebounds, and five three-pointers. OG Anunoby and Norman Powell combined to 21 points as well. The team did well with Kyle Lowry still nursing an injury. Aron Baynes, Terrence Davis, and DeAndre Bembry each had 8 points to help the team’s total production. This is going to be a tough task on beating a complete Sixers lineup twice in three days.
Players to Watch: P. Siakam PF 28 GP 28 GS 36 MIN 20.5 PTS 2.1 OR 5.6 DR 7.7 REB 4.7 AST 1.1 STL 0.7 BLK 2.2 TO 3 PF 2.2 AST/TO 18.06 PER
F. VanVleet SG 31 GP 31 GS 36.6 MIN 20.1 PTS 0.7 OR 3.6 DR 4.4 REB 6.6 AST 1.7 STL 0.7 BLK 2.1 TO 2.4 PF 3.2 AST/TO 17.89 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 16.48 PER.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors 2/23/2021 Betting Numbers
Philadelphia are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
Toronto are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Seth Curry PG Ankle is probable Tuesday vs Toronto
Kyle Lowry PG Thumb is “?” Tuesday vs Philadelphia
Philadelphia 76ers vs Toronto Raptors Betting Picks
The Philadelphia 76ers should be able to adjust to what the Toronto Raptors gave them in their previous encounter. They are the safer bet to pick in this game as indicated in Sports Betting over the Raptors.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Raptors as the underdog is -130 points while the Sixers are given a +110.
ATS: It is two points across the spread for this matchup. The Sixers are given the -2 while the Raptors are +2.
TOTALs: 223.5 is the total for both teams to reach. The Sixers are the team going over and the Raptors are under.
Score Prediction: 113 – 109, Sixers